Toldot – Bless Me Too

When you are seen, heard, and responded to, it changes everything.  The religious concept which captures this feeling and its impact is: mevurach – blessed.  […]

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Chayei Sarah – The Power of Kindness

Dr. Kelli Harding wrote an important book called The Rabbit Effect, which studies the connection between kindness and longevity, happiness, and health. The book’s title […]

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CBJ’s Holiday Giving in 2020

CBJ is committed to helping local families in need this season. We have numerous opportunities for getting involved.

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Rabbi Ilana Goldhaber-Gordon

VaYerah – Welcoming All

It cannot be that our empathy ends with those who belong with us, in whatever categories we ourselves happen to belong.  It cannot be that the prerequisite for my empathy is that I share your perspective.

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Prayer for Country Anticipating the Election, based on Parshat Lech Lecha

As we prepare for the election – with all of its anger, intensity, uncertainty, upset – all amidst the pandemic with its rising waves of […]

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YaYeishev, Things Are Going to Change

We need both constancy, and the ability to pivot.

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