Korach – Lessons in Conflict and Leadership

I went on a wonderful sabbatical for 5-1/2 months and have been sharing the sense of renewal and transformative learning I experienced in those months. […]

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Shlach Lecha – Seeing What Might Be

One of the books I enjoyed during sabbatical was Shimon Peres’ autobiography, No Room for Small Dreams, which was published just a few weeks before […]

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Being Our Best Selves – Reflections on sabbatical

I am so grateful for this community affording me the opportunity to get away.

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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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