Standing Up for Israel

By Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz
July 21, 2014/23 Tammuz 5774

This morning I stood up for Israel along with hundreds of others at MetroWest’s rally to support Israel. While news reports have been overwhelming, this was a chance to come together as a community, as Klal Yisrael, and express our love and support.

A Shot in the Arm for Justice

By Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz, 6/12/2014

“What are your summer vacation plans?”  Well, I don’t think it is exactly a vacation, but I am traveling to Africa. Not for safari, though that would have been awesome. I’m going to Kenya for eight days in August as an American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Global Justice Fellow. Let me explain. Actually, let AJWS explain:

Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz...Star of Essex Award Recipient

Remarks by Rabbi Dantowitz on the Occasion of Receiving the Star of Essex County Award-Jewish Heritage Celebration, Newark, NJ  May 20, 2014- 20 Iyar 5774

The Essex County Jewish Heritage Celebration is part of a yearlong series of programs initiated by County Executive DiVincenzo to recognize and celebrate the diversity of Essex County.

Stand up for your rights this Purim

Rabbi Dantowitz, 3/8/2014

A Step Towards Equality

From Rabbi Dantowitz January 2, 2014    Rosh Hodesh Sh’vat 5774

Reflecting on the year 2013, October 21 stands out as a momentous day. This was the date when same sex marriages became legal in New Jersey.  I still remember my heart swelling with pride that at last, gay couples could finally marry in our state. Though the country still has many more states to go to reach full justice, more states followed suit since then. I’m hoping 2014 will bring more good news in many states.