Sometimes, it takes a long journey in the desert to figure out what rules to follow. Whether it be alone or with a community, it’s good to take a moment in the silence and reevaluate everything we know. Shabbat shalom!
Founder, David, wishes all of you a Shabbat Shalom. A Shabbat in which you live life to the fullest, feel inspired to try new things, and make your way into the desert to reveal a new vision for yourself. Shabbat shalom!
What is freedom for us? What conditions allow us to feel free? From which desert we exit and to which desert do we choose to enter? Shabbat Shalom.
Shabbat Shalom from the CJF family to yours. May you have a restful Shabbat.
This week, we begin a new book. Remembering each generation who came before us before Moses, before Egypt, and for us, before Shabbat. Remembering has always been one of the core values of our people. We appreciate the accomplishments and challenges of everything that happened before our time in order to live to our fullest today. Shabbat Shalom!
This week, we hear the final blessings of the book of Breshit, Genesis, and move on to the next chapter of Jewish History. At the end of Jacob’s life, he gives blessings to his sons and grandsons. Each of us works together to make our peoplehood strong in our own way. We all take part in holiness and family! Shabbat
Shabbat Shalom! May this coming week bring lots of joy and light.
This week, Jacob is promised a land for his descendants, and then begins to have children. All of us look for something to leave behind for the people that we love. What kind of legacy and foundation is important for us to pass on? Shabbat Shalom!
When we look at the situation of Jacob and Esav this week, may we remember that family is a treasure. Let us learn from their example and make a better effort with those we love. Our time on earth is limited, it is much nicer to fill that time with love and care for one another. Shabbat Shalom!
This week, Abraham buys the burial plot for his beloved wife, Sarah. Our customs of respecting the deceased have been passed down the many generations of our peoplehood and we are proud to continue to provide a final act of dignity for our loved ones. Shabbat Shalom!