A Word from Our Rabbis

Sips & Dips

Posted on September 22, 2023

Step into the magical world of the Shaare Torah Sukkah for an unforgettable evening filled with warmth, camaraderie, and delicious treats. Join us under the stars as we celebrate the Continue Reading »

Even Small Acts Can Create Lasting Change

Posted on September 1, 2023

Rebecca Solnit’s “Hope in the Dark” is a book about finding hope in dark times. It has inspired us often over the past decade. In writing about the lasting change Continue Reading »

New Music for Shabbat & Elul: Nireh Or

Posted on August 18, 2023

Shabbat Shalom, Shaare Torah! In the spirit of Erev Shabbat of Rosh Ḥodesh Elul–the start of the Hebrew month of connection and return before the New Year–I’m excited to share “Nireh Or.” It is a song Continue Reading »

Celebrating Juneteenth & The Journey to Freedom

Posted on June 16, 2023

Our Torah portion this week, Shlach, concludes with the commandment to affix tzitzit, fringes, on the corners of our garments. They are meant to be a reminder of our responsibility to do mitzvot. Continue Reading »

Parallel flame pillars, one cool toned and one warm

Pillars of Fire & Cloud/ Ruach of Shabbat

Posted on June 15, 2023

This week, we are mindful of the blessing of having clean air to breathe, something we take for granted most days. As the smoke and haze from forest fires burning Continue Reading »

Celebrating Pride Month & Al Hanisim for Pride Shabbat

Posted on June 2, 2023

Pride Sameach! Happy Pride Month! We celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan, which Continue Reading »

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Seventy Ways to Receive your Torah

Posted on May 19, 2023

On Shavuot, we celebrate the gift of Torah, the substance of revelation. As Rabbi Rachel Barenblat writes, “Revelation isn’t just the things we learn, or realize, or recognize. It’s how Continue Reading »

Arise Hearts of This Day

Posted on May 12, 2023

As we mark Mother’s Day Weekend, we celebrate and appreciate mothers and the hard and holy labor of mothering. We honor all of our different stories and emotions that rise Continue Reading »

Passover Take II

Posted on May 5, 2023

Pesach Sheni Sameach! Happy Second Passover! As the moon waxes full, on this one month anniversary of Pesach, the Torah and our rabbis gift us with a second chance. The Mishnah Continue Reading »

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Counting Up

Posted on April 28, 2023

לִמְנוֹת יָמֵינוּ כֵּן הוֹדַע וְנָבִא לְבַב חׇכְמָה׃ Limnot yameinu, kein hoda v’navi l’vav hochmah. Teach us to treasure each day, that we may open our hearts to Your wisdom. -Psalm Continue Reading »