Devarim/Shabbat Chazon – Complete Picture

Our prophets demand equal justice for the most vulnerable

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Mattot Masei – Tolerating Dissent

Mattot Masei – Tolerating Dissent The level of discord has become so heated in our community and our country, it threatens our ability to allow […]

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Pinchas – Feeling God’s Love

We need faith now more than ever.

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Chukat Balak – Independence Day – Looking forward

  This 4th of July is more meaningful than ever

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Korach – Monuments Worth Saving

Symbols and monuments matter

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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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Achrei-Mot/Kedoshim – Charity or Justice?

Where does charity end and justice begin?

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Nasso – Facing the Past and Making Change

The events of this past week are shaking us awake and demanding teshuvah.

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Shavuot Yizkor – Past and Present Move Forward Together

Judaism teaches that our past lives in the present.

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Behar Bechukotai – What Story Will We Tell?

Let’s be partners in creating a story of shifting priorities and acting for the greater good.

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COVID19 Pandemic Brings Historic Things to Mind

Guest post by CBJ teaching assistant, Diana Ningen.

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Tazria Metzora –  Coping with Plague and Quarantine with Compassion

“We know how to do this.”

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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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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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