Rosh Chodesh Av – Talking About Domestic Violence

Over this past year, with families locked down in their homes and tensions high everywhere, calls to domestic violence hotlines surged.  Abuse was already shockingly […]

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Pinchas – Feminism Yesterday and Today

Most social progress is made as two steps forward and one step back.

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A Message from Steve Dines

Welcome back!!

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Korach – Turning 60 – Confronting the Inner Korach

Sometimes lines from our tradition can ruffle feathers a bit. That happened to me this week when I turned sixty and decided to see what […]

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Chukat – Meaning from Mourning

As we were preparing for Ben’s Bar Mitzvah, his father Vlad shared a poignant story.  The background to the story is that both of Ben’s […]

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Shlach Lecha – Lifting up Painful Stories: Reflections on Tulsa

If there is a lesson from Judaism that I wish were more prevalent in America, it is to shine light on our most difficult moments.  […]

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Bamidbar – Torah in The Wilderness

How come such a big part of the Torah happens in the midbar/the desert? And how come when we receive the Torah, which we will […]

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B’ha’alotcha – Responding to Antisemitism

Last week, in Skokie, IL, a window was broken in the building of the Persian Hebrew Congregation – one of the synagogues in the community […]

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Behar Bechukotai – It’s Not Ours!

After creating the world and human beings, the Midrash teaches that God takes Adam around the Garden of Eden and says, “Look at My works! […]

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Bamidbar – Torah in The Wilderness

How come such a big part of the Torah happens in the midbar – the desert? And how come when we receive the Torah – […]

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Bamidbar – Making Sure We All Count

Once you know you count, then you have responsibility.

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Emor – The Power of Words to Hurt or Heal

There is a startling story at the end of this Torah portion.  A half-Israelite gets in a fight with an Israelite, blasphemes the name of […]

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Kedoshim – Love Your Neighbor – Now More Than Ever

Rabbi Akiva taught the greatest principle of the Torah is in this morning’s Torah portion: “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.”  If we were to sum […]

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Tazria-Metzorah – Repairing Our Inner Boundaries

The work of repairing our internal order is really about aligning with the holiness inside of us.

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Shmini – When Tragedy Strikes – Sermon by: Rabbi Ezray

Life can change in a moment.

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Eulogy for Rabbi H. David Teitelbaum

A mighty oak has fallen and there is a space in the sky.

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Honoring Dr. King – Lessons from his Life at this Moment in America by: Pastor Hurmon

If you missed last Saturday’s Traditional Shabbat Service and want to watch the recording of Pastor Hurmon’ sermon. Honoring Dr. King – Lessons from his […]

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Shmot – When Society is at Risk

This past week our nation faced, and continues to face, one of the gravest challenges since its birth.  The Capitol – the sacred seat of […]

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VaYechi – A Housing Crisis

The stories we tell about our past inform the actions we take to shape our future.

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How good are your tents Oh Jacob

Summer Bulletin

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Tisha B’Av

“To hope is to give yourself to the future — and that commitment to the future is what makes the present inhabitable.” Rebecca Solnit

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Our Holocaust Torah – A New Mantle

Create a beautiful mantle for our scroll to use it throughout the year

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