Volunteer Profile: Ken Obel

HIAS (founded as Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Immigration & Citizenship volunteer Ken Obel’s reason for honoring the Jewish value of ‘helping the stranger’ began long before he was born.

“Like most people’s in this country, my family story involves immigrants, and for Jewish people, it’s often not that long ago,” said Ken.

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The Potency of Passover’s Musical Tradition

Music has a way of transcending language and creating a communal experience. It is the ideal tool for fostering generational traditions, especially during holidays like Passover. The way stories and traditions are interpreted through song can create a sort of "generational spiritual wealth". Music has always played a crucial role in the retelling of Passover, with songs and melodies that have been passed down through generations.

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