A Word from Our Rabbis

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 »

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 »

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The Power of a Dream

Posted on April 21, 2023

In just a few days, we will celebrate the milestone 75th birthday of the State of Israel. This past summer, when we were in Jerusalem, we attended a powerful lecture Continue Reading »

Living Memory: Worldwide Daffodil Project & Yom HaShoah Commemorations

Posted on April 14, 2023

“How can a person…not be moved by compassion? And above all, how can anyone who remembers remain silent?” -Elie Wiesel The past few weeks, we have been moved to see the Continue Reading »

Transforming Silence into Action

Posted on March 31, 2023

“Of course I am afraid, because the transformation of silence into language and action is an act of self-revelation, and that always seems fraught with danger. . .” -Audre Lorde, Continue Reading »

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Choose Your Own Jewish Adventure

Posted on March 24, 2023

Our parsha this week details the many possibilities and pathways available to our ancestors for connecting to God amidst their travels in the wilderness. Here, in the first portion of Continue Reading »

Nisan Is Coming!

Posted on March 17, 2023

This Shabbat, we will announce the new month of Nisan, due to arrive Wednesday night. Nisan brings Passover, our Jewish springtime festival, marking the season of renewal and rebirth. We Continue Reading »

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My Heart is in the East

Posted on February 10, 2023

The Medieval Jewish poet, Yehuda HaLevi, wrote, “My heart is in the East, and I am in the far reaches of the West.” Israel is on my heart always, and Continue Reading »