The Federation Blog

Our Goal for creating this blog is to give the Utah Jewish community a platform to have their voices heard. Topics for the blog will range from What does being Jewish mean for local individuals, parenting Jewish, favorite recipes to local & global frustrations with the Jewish community.

“do not pull out of the Gaza Strip.”

Written by: Talia Goldberg, Community Shlicha

 

The year is 2005, I am 8 at the time, and I remember being very angry. As a kid, I was never interested in politics, until this particular moment. Orange shirts and straps were being worn by those who were saying to say to the state of Israe…

One foot on the platform & the other on the train

One Foot on the Platform, the Other on the Train….

These days are not simple ones for me. Not here in Utah, and not in Israel. I’m not sure you’re aware, but like in the United States, Israel is experiencing a lot of riots these days. They are about many things, like how the Governmen…

Three Shlichim by Talia Goldberg

This week, two of my friends who are also shlichim in the US, came to visit me. I wanted to show them the beautiful area where I now live, so we headed out to the Uintas. We started out with a hike through evergreen meadows to beautiful views of the mountains. Then we went backpacking our wa…

Welcome To Utah

Written by Talia Goldberg

“Welcome to Utah”, I said to my friends when they landed here from the east coast this week. I am always excited to have people visit who are from back home in Israel. Mainly, because I talk about Utah with such passion that people think I’m exaggerating when…

Thoughts from Talia Goldberg (Community Shlicha)

One of my main goals as a shlicha and a religious school teacher is to help the kids in my classes to be publicly proud of being Jewish. I did not come to Utah with this goal in mind, but it came to me because of the kids and young adults I’ve met and spoken to since I’ve been here. Many…