Babies and Blessings Brings Shabbat

Marking time becomes a challenge as we stay at home, month after month. Life is both slower and faster. Those who can work from home, […]

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On a “reopening of “in person” events at the Shul

Fellow congregants, I wanted to use this opportunity in the Voice to give you a further update regarding our planning for a reopening of “in […]

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A Moment to Reflect

As summer dawns, the strange, difficult and challenging times in which we live continue.  For many the days roll together – another day of being […]

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Bill Futornick

Zoom Tour of Israel

If you have attended a Shabbat service over the last 3+ months, you would have been in a rectangle, sometimes smaller, sometimes bigger. You would […]

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Connecting through small groups

As we head into the fourth month of sheltering in place many of us are struggling with loneliness and isolation.Physically-distant gatherings are now permitted and […]

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Junior Congregation is Now “Zoomier” Congregation

Junior Congregation became “Zoomior Congregation” at 10 am on March 21, when I set up my MacBook and a USB microphone in our living room […]

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A CBJ L’Dor Vador Connection Story

Back in 2016 when our daughter Eden was a 7th grader, CBJ connected my family with Fran and Gary Aron through L’Dor Vador, the teen-elder […]

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The End of a Most Interesting School Year

We have come to the end of the most interesting school year.  When we left the building on March 13, we all thought that we […]

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Shlach – Making Space for Difficult Narratives

There has to be space for deeper listening, for complexity, for discomfort, and for differing perspectives.  

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June is Pride Month

Our local community is hosting many online LGBTQ Pride Month events, notwithstanding the public health response to COVID19 which has led to the cancellation of […]

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