Rosh HaShana Day 2

If an army should besiege me, my heart would not fear

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Rosh Hashana – New Beginnings

Hayom harat olam

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Ki Teitzei – Responding to Disaster

Where is God?

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Parsha R’eah

From harshness to compassion

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Vaetchanan – Finding Empathy

We were slaves in Egypt

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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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An update on our Covid-19 Planning

Dear congregants, On February 9th we held our CBJ 90th Anniversary Gala, and the 300+ congregants that gathered at CBJ to celebrate that evening could […]

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Why We Do What We Do

In these days of staying at home and keeping a distance from people, I am feeling rather powerless. Rosh Hashana is on the horizon, and Teshuva seems […]

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Holding on to Trust

In the face of uncertainty, Judaism stresses bitachon. From the same root as betach, which means “of course,” bitachon can be translated as trust, confidence […]

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Creating Our Sanctuary

Reaching into the Past to Envision the Future – Creating a Mikdash Me’at The Jewish people have had to reinvent ourselves at various moments of […]

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