Maryland plaque EJI

A Final Reflection from the Montgomery Mission Trip

Posted on February 3, 2023

Our final stop was EJI’s National Memorial for Peace and Justice. It is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people and thousands upon thousands of Continue Reading »

State House Alabama

The Alabama State House

Posted on February 3, 2023

Sitting at the Atlanta airport reflecting on today’s visits… Before we left Montgomery, we went to the Alabama State House and met with Representative Christopher England and clerk and powerhouse, Continue Reading »

Freedom Wall

It is because of what the LORD did for me when I went free from Egypt

Posted on February 3, 2023

Exodus 13:8 “And you shall explain to your child on that day, ‘It is because of what the LORD did for me when I went free from Egypt.” Tuesday, we Continue Reading »

Brick quote Rosa Parks mission trip

God is close to all who call out, to all who call out in truth

Posted on February 3, 2023

“God is close to all who call out, to all who call out in truth” – Psalms 145 Grateful to be on this journey. On Monday, our group of rabbis Continue Reading »

Legacy Memorial Museum mission

Listen – your brother’s blood cries out from the earth…

Posted on February 3, 2023

“Listen – your brother’s blood cries out from the earth…” Gen 4:10 ק֚וֹל דְּמֵ֣י אָחִ֔יךָ צֹעֲקִ֥ים אֵלַ֖י מִן־הָֽאֲדָמָֽה׃ Waking up in Central Time in Montgomery, I am reflecting on yesterday’s Continue Reading »

Emma Liberty Quote

We Will All Go!

Posted on January 27, 2023

These winter weeks, in our Torah, we read the story of our people’s liberation from Egypt; the triumphs and setbacks, the twists and turns. This Shabbat, in Parashat Bo, after many Continue Reading »

Practice & Plasticity

Posted on January 20, 2023

In the Talmud, Rabbi Yossi imagines that every Friday evening, two ministering angels accompany a person home from shul, a good angel and an evil angel. When the entourage comes Continue Reading »

tree moon rabin

Hineni! I am Here.

Posted on January 13, 2023

This week in the Torah, in Parashat Shemot, we learn about God’s revelation to Moses at the burning bush. Moses is in Midian, looking after the sheep of his father-in-law. Something Continue Reading »

Rabbi Annie Lewis

Healing in the Family & A Prayer for Our Country

Posted on January 6, 2023

Tomorrow’s Torah reading marks the end of the era of our founding patriarchs and matriarchs. The opening verses announce Jacob’s death, yet the Parshah is known by the first word Vayechi, meaning, “and he Continue Reading »

Hanukkah menorah event

Let it Glow: Sharing our Light with the World

Posted on December 16, 2022

On Tuesday afternoon, aromas of sizzling cauliflower pancakes and lemon olive oil cookies filled the halls of Shaare Torah. As our Jewish Culture Club gathered for a cooking demo, my Continue Reading »