We are reminded this week of the rules by which we eat, an aspiration to eat kindly and mindfully. May we remember the kindness and mindfulness in our consumption during this unprecedented time, and, most importantly, in how we treat others. Shabbat Shalom!
From our family to yours, a very happy and meaningful Pesach holiday! We are appreciative and grateful to be part of a tradition that turns once a year to its origin story. We unite with family (in person or Zoom) to retell the beginnings of our peoplehood. May tuning into our collective memory this year be enlightening, powerful and bonding
On this important Shabbat, Shabbat HaGadol, or the great Shabbat, we lean into the collective memory of our people headed toward redemption. Our tradition says that Shabbat is a taste of the world to come, and even more so things Shabbat as we approach our entrance to the Promised Land. Tonight, when you remember this holy moment in our history
Though we live in uncertain and challenging times, we would like to remind you all of the life-cycle of our people. This week, we celebrate a new month, the month of Nisan, as well as the beginning of the 3rd book of the Torah, Vayikrah. These are both reasons to rejoice, to thank God for our tradition, our lives and
On this Shabbat Vayakhel/Pekudei, we remember Michael Jacobson, big brother of founder, David. Just like this portion, he stayed close to his Jewish roots and decorated the Jewish world with his inner beauty and personality. Shabbat Shalom to all! Stay safe and healthy.
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This week, God shows his people ultimate forgiveness after the Israelites turn away from Him and make the Golden Calf. God gives the two new tablets of our law to Moses and Moses descends Sinai with his face radiating with beams of light. May we all find it in ourselves to forgive our loved ones and lead a life of
On this Shabbat Zachor, we remember reasons why we struggle and our enemies. This is a reminder to us to stay healthy, stay calm and stay united as a people and a community to ensure we are all thriving and well. Shabbat shalom!
God talks this week about how to build the Temple. With the blooming of the kalaniot, it feels like everywhere we walk is holy ground… Shabbat Shalom!