One Minute Torah – B’chukotai 5779

This week’s One Minute Torah is from the archives. Our family lived in Jerusalem in 2010-11. I had the blissful experience of studying at the […]

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One Minute Torah – B’har 5779

At the end of this piece comes a tough request. To frame that request, I am revisiting a story I shared in a One Minute […]

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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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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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Pastor Hurmon Hamilton addresses CBJ

Pastor Hurmon Hamilton from New Beginnings Community Church addresses Congregation Beth Jacob after the shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

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CBJ Goes to Cuba

Our intrepid travelers have arrived in Havana!

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Why? (Kol Nidrei 5777)

CBJ can be a home for you. But you do need to reach for it.

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