This week is the first Shabbat of the new month of Iyar, a month in which we celebrate the 73rd year of the State of Israel. This day does not come without an aspect of memory for those lost, the sacrifices of many and the Jewish value for collective and individual memory, for memory and history is the only way
May we grow through our redemption. We hope you all had a wonderful Passover holiday and a new, free and enjoyable Shabbat this week! Check out this beautiful fig, how wonderful to see the cycle of life happening everywhere around us. Shabbat Shalom!
Chag sameach and Shabbat shalom! We hope you feel free, you feel relaxed and you bloom into this new period of redemption.
It’s good to get out to explore; who we are as a people, individuals, a family. May we step delightfully into the adventure of becoming the Jewish people. May we feel free. Shabbat Shalom and Happy Passover!
A new beginning, a new book, a new season, a new week. Shabbat Shalom!
This week we honor and remember Michael Jacobson, older brother of founder, David. This week is his Bar Mitzvah portion, Vayakel-Pekudei, a week in which we remember the laws given to us, the beauty of the Holy of Holies, and finish the incredible book of Exodus. Michael’s life was filled with yiddishkeit and a love for our Torah. It is
Shabbat shalom from the flowing Golan. The Sa’ar stream reminds us to keep going, to go with the flow and pay attention to the beauty around us. Shabbat Shalom!
Sometimes the Jewish holidays allow us to reflect more deeply on life. As we wish everyone a Chag Purim Sameach, a happy Purim, we remember that this is the holiday of ונהפכו, turning things around. This photo, of founder David Jacobson’s son, Gabriel dressing up as his mother, Iris’ painting, is a great example of how we can use this
When building the Temple, everyone is asked to give. There is no specific amount, the direction is to give according to their own ability. May this be a reminder that each of us is required in creating holiness, and each of us is accepted and desired for our own talents, virtues and gifts. Shabbat Shalom!
“We shall do and we shall listen,” say the Jewish people this week, after hearing a long set of laws given to them from Sinai. As Jewish peoplehood develops, we understand that there is a need for a set of laws in order to create a just, loving society. To say that we shall follow these laws and listen to