2016 L’dor V’dor Projects are Announced!

We are pleased to announce the 2016 Gendler Grapevine Project's "L'dor V'dor" initiatives! The applicants drew inspiration from the life and teachings of Rabbi Gendler, recognizing that he incorporated his theories and teachings into physical and practical action that resonated with his congregants and the community. Each of our grantees proposed innovative, interesting, and engaging projects, and we look forward [...]

Happy Passover/Earth Day!

Passover is a ritualized holiday with a set script from which we rarely deviate. So you may ask: Why is this year’s Passover Seder different from other years? As you may know, this year, the first night of Passover falls on Earth Day. Everett and Mary Gendler, Passover 1996 Compared to when I [...]

Personalizing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Every year on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I’m reminded not only of the civil rights movement, of the sacrifices so many people have made to work toward equal rights, and of the work that people are still doing to ensure that everyone is treated equally, but also of my uncle. My daughter at [...]

By |2016-11-29T09:31:15-04:00January 18th, 2016|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE, Rabbi Gendler|1 Comment

Sukkot Reflections

Please enjoy this post written by Tajlei Levis, former student of Rabbi Gendler and Gendler Grapevine Project Executive Committee member.   In my memory, my first Sukkah has a golden glow: not just the afternoon light and dappled autumn leaves, but the warmth of discovering a Jewish community and new friends while participating in an [...]

Welcome to the Gendler Grapevine

42 years ago I was asked to contribute an essay to a cutting-edge volume called The New Jews. The book was a collection of essays by various people early involved in what we’ve later come to call the Jewish renewal movement. I decided to write about the Judaism of nature, a reversal of the frequently [...]

By |2016-11-29T10:45:55-04:00June 27th, 2013|Heard it through the GRAPEVINE, Rabbi Gendler|1 Comment
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