Hope & Hibernation

Posted on December 5, 2023

Hope & Hibernation As we go deeper into the month of Kislev and December arrives, it is the perfect season to enhance our lighting at Shaare Torah. Crews have been Continue Reading »

March for Israel Reflections & Looking Forward to Hanukkah

Posted on November 20, 2023

Am Yisrael Chai! This past Tuesday, we marked Rosh Hodesh Kislev. We entered the month of the year with the coldest days and longest nights, during which we will kindle Continue Reading »

Reflections from Rabbi Annie’s Mission to Israel

Posted on November 10, 2023

Following the horrific events of October 7th, Rabbi Annie and a cohort of American Rabbis went to Israel to support our siblings overseas and to better understand what is happening Continue Reading »

Rabbi Yosef Goldman and Rabbi Annie Lewis smiling

Shabbat Shalom 10.27.23

Posted on October 27, 2023

This Coming Shabbat We look forward to being together soon in the embrace of Shabbat. We’ll welcome Shabbat this evening with our Camp Shabbat. Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat at Continue Reading »

This Week’s Reflections

Posted on October 23, 2023

Our hearts are hurting. We prepare ourselves once again to bring in the light of Shabbat. Like the wicks of the havdallah candle, as we live Jewishly, our pain and Continue Reading »

Bring in the Light of Shabbat

Posted on October 16, 2023

We are so grateful to be in community together in this dark time. Last night, we joined with over a dozen congregations from across Montgomery County of all denominations to Continue Reading »

we stand with israel

Facing the Tragedy in Israel

Posted on October 10, 2023

אחינו כל בית ישראל הנתונים בצרה ובשביה המקום ירחם עליהם ויוציאם מצרה לרוחה ומאפילה לאורה Our family, all of Israel, mired in sorrow and captivity May the Omnipresent have mercy Continue Reading »

The Immersive Joy of Sukkot & Shabbat

Posted on October 3, 2023

Thank you for your caring and kindness this week as we have been recovering from illness. On the home front, we are gearing up for a quiet beginning of the Continue Reading »

sips and dips

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 »