Remembering Peter Hocken

Fr. Peter was one of the pillars of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. He served for many years on the International Leadership Council of Toward Jerusalem Council II, “an initiative of repentance and reconciliation between the Jewish and Gentile segments of the Church” (TJCII.org).

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Monique Beadle
In Memory of Dr. Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith, former president of Ahavat Zion Synagogue (AZS), long-term UMJC supporter, conference speaker, adviser, friend, and colleague to many, passed away after a two-and-a-half year battle with cancer on January 3.

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Monique Beadle
Statement on UN Resolution 2334

We call upon the US government to actively oppose any further attempts to delegitimize Israel in the international arena, whether through the various organs of the United Nations or in multilateral summits such as the upcoming Paris Conference.

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Monique Beadle
UMJC Declares Solidarity with Black Churches

As Jewish followers of Jesus, or Yeshua, the Messiah, we express our concern and solidarity toward the African-American Christian community during these recent difficult times. In the aftermath of the unthinkable loss of nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston on June 17, six black churches have been destroyed by fire in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.

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Monique Beadle
In Memory of Rabbi Betzalel Budoff, 1950 – 2014

Our friend and colleague Rabbi Barry (Betzalel) Budoff passed away unexpectedly the evening of July 25, as he prepared to celebrate Shabbat with his family. The entire UMJC community joins with the Budoff family, and with his home congregation, B’nai Maccabim in the Chicago area, in mourning their loss. Rabbi Betzalel was a pillar of our community, and a true friend and mentor to many. Baruch dayan emet. Blessed be the true judge.

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Monique Beadle