One Minute Torah – Metzora 5779

Two ICE offices approached Juan Francisco at the door to his home in Daly City. They were looking for someone who had previously lived at […]

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One Minute Torah – Tazria 5779

Two kids are sitting in my office, glaring at each other with righteous indignation. “She said…..” “He called me…..” “Hold it!”  I tell them.   […]

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One Minute Torah: Vayikra 5779

I had a remarkable conversation with Cherie Lawson, a staff member with the youth ministry at NBCC – the church that rents our building every Sunday.

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One Minute Torah: Shabbat Shekalim 5779

My grandmother, of blessed memory, loved to count her children and grandchildren.

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Mishloach Manot – Here’s what it’s about

Mishloach Manot goody bags fulfill a 2300 year old tradition, and are also an important fundraiser for the synagogue. CBJ members, please check your email inbox for a login code to participate.

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One Minute Torah: Ki Tissa 5779

It’s in the moment before the moment, that we may be most vulnerable to our own worst selves.

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One Minute Torah: Tetzaveh 5779

Our parshah this week, Tetzaveh, describes plans for the Tabernacle, the mobile sanctuary that the Israelites would carry with them through the desert.

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One Minute Torah: Terumah 5779

The creativity of young children flows freely. But as they grow, students seem to need more and more scaffolding from adults before they can produce.

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One Minute Torah: Yitro 5779

Most days, I am not capable of grasping the debt that white America owes to Native Americans and African-Americans.

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One Minute Torah: Bo 5779

When biologist Paul Ehrlich began his search for the first antibiotics, he referred to the hopeful drugs as “magic bullets”.

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