May 2005 be one of great joy and peace for all. To kick it off right I’d like to introduce you to two organizations that I support and I hope you will find both interesting and worthy of your support.

Rabbis for Human Rights – RHR North America
http://www.rhr-na.org/ and http://www.rhr.israel.net/

RHR/NA is a rabbinic organization dedicated to education, advocacy, prayer and action in support of human rights. Its initial focus is on supporting the work of RHR/Israel.
RHR/Israel is the rabbinic voice of conscience in Israel, giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights. RHR/Israel promotes justice and freedom, while campaigning against discrimination and inhumane conduct.

The Friends of Robert Frost
http://www.frostfriends.org/
This is a much more lighthearted non-profit organization created to honor America’s favorite poet. They educate about Frost’s life and art and the historic preservation of the Stone House in Shaftsbury, Vermont. I hope to visit the house this year.