We’re excited to be amongst the first synagogues in the country to launch this new on-line platform to help build relationships that strengthen our community.
In this month of Cheshvan, we practice cultivating anavah–humility. A Jewish perspective* helps us recognize that true humility lies in the sweet spot on the continuum between self-deprecation on the one hand and arrogance on the other.
Fall is my favorite season for a lot of reasons, but one of the biggest is because I love the food associated with fall. It’s warm and cozy and delicious. My family goes a little apple crazy. They always dedicate a weekend to apple picking and then baking apple pies and making homemade apple sauce. Don’t get me wrong, I love my aunt’s homemade apple pies and sauces, but I also love pumpkin. Pumpkin pies, cookies, muffins. Okay, I admit, I haven’t met a pumpkin recipe I don’t like.
One the greatest of Jewish philosophers, Saadia Gaon, once listed ten reasons for the sounding of the shofar on Rosh Hashanah.
Temple Sholom has been awarded a grant to integrate the study of Tikkun Middot, also known as Mussar, into our congregation. This ancient Jewish spiritual practice facilitates the mindful exploration and deep cultivation of “soul traits” such as humility, patience, and kindness.
This is a small and intimate event fostered great discussion around issues surrounding our environment and food justice.
“First, I want to thank you. This is the second and last of my two years of the honor and joy it is to be our president.” Read more from Craig’s Sermon delivered on Yom Kippur.
“Last May, I celebrated my own 60th birthday. Something stirred in me. I hadn’t felt such a yearning since I was a teenager. The voice in my head said, “L’chi lach! Go and learn something new. Go exploring while you can.” The voice becomes more insistent when my friends describe their exotic travels, enroll in a class on a totally unfamiliar topic, or embark on a new vocation.” Read more from Cantor Katzman’s Yizkor Sermon.
“We were determined to put one foot in front of the other to keep going.” Continue reading the words Rabbi Conover shared at Yom Kippur.
“If we are living in the age of the “selfie” then we need a counterbalance. We need community.” Read more from Rabbi Goldberg’s Yom Kippur Sermon
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