On behalf of SAFEHOME I want to thank the Flo Harris Foundation for giving SAFEHOME a grant for the sixth consecutive year to provide outreach on domestic abuse in our Jewish Community. Healthy relationships equate to shalom bayit (peace in the home); and believe it or not, people benefit from learning what constitutes a healthy relationship.
Thrown together by the circumstances of place and time, both Jewish and non-Jewish colonists showed solidarity in breaking with the British. Their impassioned goal for a free nation was advanced by unmitigated commitment and bold actions.
Written by Karen Glickstein Chairman, Village Shalom board of directors and Matt Lewis President & CEO, Village Shalom
Village Shalom is sympathetic to the needs of a longtime resident who has raised concerns about our expansion plans, as we place great priority on considering the desires of all residents in our community.
Over 10 major Jewish organizations are lobbying for the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. HIAS, known in the past as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society whose heroic work helped Jews fleeing from pogroms, is in the forefront of this effort.
Our campus community is undergoing a much-needed period of healing. Racial protests, discriminatory bias and a toxic atmosphere of disunity have torn apart the fraternity of our school, threatening the core values upon which the University of Missouri were founded.
Having studied with Rabbi Mark Levin for several years I am appalled that The Chronicle would publish such an ignorant, juvenile, mean-spirited attack on his integrity such as the one by John Weed in your June 30 letters column.
(Editor's Note: With the major expansion and repositioning project at Village Shalom currently projected to begin in early spring of 2017, the daughter of one of the original residents of The Villas feels her mother will be negatively impacted by the construction and urges Village Shalom to change its plans in the letter below. Village Shalom maintains its plan is to the benefit of all the residents.)
Imagine building a perfect retirement home on a beautiful sunny corner lot. You selected this lot for its peaceful view of nature. You spend your days gardening and growing English roses. Time passes and your health declines. At age 87, you are now confined to your home, unable to go out into the sun due to a chronic illness. However, you are still able to enjoy the view from your sunroom window — watching the seasons change as you gaze at grassy berms and trees in the distance.