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3
Apr

Shabbat Shalom!

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

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27
Mar

Shabbat Shalom and Chodesh Tov!

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

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20
Mar

Michael Jacobson

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.

13
Mar

Shabbat Shalom!

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

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6
Mar

Shabbat Shalom

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!

28
Feb

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!

21
Feb

Shabbat Shalom

This week we are given a lot of rules to live by and to base our ethics off of. At the very end, Moses goes up to Sinai to receive our living and breathing word of god. May we all have a wonderful Shabbat!

14
Feb

Torah at Mount Sinai

This week, we receive the Torah at Mount Sinai, the watershed moment in which we are given our lifeline, our laws, our blueprint for who we are as a people-hood. May we all continue to find the light and guidance that shines from our most ancient sources. Shabbat Shalom!

7
Feb

Leaving Egypt

This week, we read Shirat Hayam, the song we sing as we cross the sea, finally leaving Egypt. We are taught to always see ourselves as we, individually, have left Egypt. This connects us each to the collective memory of this most magnificent moment in our peoplehood’s history. May we all be grateful to be set free from something this

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31
Jan

We are commanded to always remember leaving Egypt to arrive at freedom

We are commanded to always remember leaving Egypt to arrive at freedom. We are commanded to remember what it was like to be a stranger in a strange land. At his speech commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this past week, Reuben Rivlin, president of Israel, said in part of his speech, “Honored guests, the Jewish people

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