Yom Kippur – Planting Seeds

We need to plant seeds of human connection, teaching tolerance and mutual understanding.

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Kol Nidre – May our Compassion Conquer our Anger

The spiritual call for our times is noble anger synthesized with rachmanut – compassion. 

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Rosh Hashanah – Belonging and Becoming

We begin by asking what Jewish identity means. What makes a Jew a Jew?

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Solar Eclipse and Spiritual Meaning

Judaism marvels at everything in nature.  The solar eclipse is an opportunity to feel awe.

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A Statement About Charlottesville

Now is a time to come together and speak with unified voice

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Adolfo Kaminsky – Saving Lives By Forgery

On these first Fridays, I often share stories of courage and inspiration – righteous gentiles, and people of every religion and nationality.  I’ll weave them […]

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Bamidbar – The Power of the Individual

Car rides with kids can be bonding moments.  Ethan and I have ongoing fascination about road signs we pass which record population – How many […]

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Behar Bechukotai – Environmental Consequences

Sometimes the problems of the world seem so overwhelming, that rather than read and reflect – we encounter those problems and want to flee.  This […]

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Emor – Making Room For Those Who Are Different

Modern Israeli poet Nava Semel wrote a haunting poem that warns us of religion and community at its worse.  It is in your service folder, […]

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Kedoshim – Do Not Stand Idly By: Helping Refugees

In August 1963, just before Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I have a dream speech,” Rabbi Dr. Joachim Prinz got up to speak.  […]

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