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Chag Purim Sameach

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,...

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Shabbat Shalom!

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...

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Honor thy Mother and Father

This week, we receive our laws, the beginning of the blueprint for social society moving forward, the Ten Commandments. One of our favorites is to Honor thy Mother and Father. Let your loved ones know that you love them, check in with them, see if you can help them or just if...

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Shabbat Shalom!

This week, we are commanded to remember the Exodus, the defining event that creates our peoplehood. This is an honor and incredible responsibility for us all, humbling us to remember from where we came. Shabbat Shalom!

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Shabbat Shalom!

Last week, god introduces himself to Moses as “Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh,” or “I will be what I will be.” This photo is taken from David Yallin street in Jerusalem this past week, which has the name of god, as he speaks of himself, written in ancient Hebrew. This week, god uses...

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