Author Archives: Brian Nelson

Brian Nelson has spent the last 25 years living in or near Minneapolis. After completing a B.A. in History at the University of Minnesota, he worked for Temple Israel, Mount Zion and Bet Shalom in a variety of capacities. While working in the Reform Movement, Brian developed a passion for Reform Judaism and is currently studying at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in the Rabbinical School.

In Joshua’s Shoes: Ride for Reform

Outside of HUC's coursework for the Year in Israel each of us using some of our time giving back to various communities in Israel. Luckily I have the chance to combine my love for biking with fundraising for the Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism.

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In Joshua’s Shoes: It’s a Wrap

In many different prayer settings I have watched in fascination as people get ready for Shachrit (Morning) Services by putting Tefillin on their arm and forehead. Yet I had never preformed this Mitzvah. That is, until earlier this year.

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My Hat, It Has No Corners

This is a guest post from Brian Nelson, born and raised in Minneapolis, who has just started his year in Jerusalem at Hebrew Union College, the Reform Rabbinical School. Check out his blog. One of the fantastic things about Jerusalem is that ...

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