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Shabbat Shalom | September 23, 2022

Dear Friends, On behalf of our congregation’s clergy and staff I want to wish you a Shanah Tovah. We are looking forward to seeing you over the Holy Days and wish you each a new year that is full of life’s blessings. I also want to thank you. [...]

Shabbat Shalom | September 16, 2022

You shall not afflict the stranger, nor oppress him[/her]: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. (Exodus 22:21-24) Dear Friends, I recently came across the words I shared at services after visiting the Arizona-Mexico border as part of a fact-finding mission sponsored by the JCPA—the Jewish Council [...]

Shabbat Shalom | September 9, 2022

Dear Friends, Each day during this month of Elul brings us closer to the arrival of the New Year. With that in mind, I offer the words by my colleague Rabbi Debra J. Robbins as a meditation to carry into Shabbat this evening. The Hebrew words “hope” and [...]

Shabbat Shalom | September 2, 2022

Dear Friends, As I was doing some reading to prepare for Holy Day sermons (it is the month of Elul after all), I came upon a quote from Rabbi Harold Kushner that struck me. The quote began with Kushner stating, “There is a right way and a wrong [...]

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