Or Chadash

Or Chadash, Temple Sholom’s LGBT affiliate member group is proud to provide a wide range of spiritual and social programming, including monthly Friday night services, holiday and festival celebrations, a variety of social activities, and programs honoring individuals and organizations who have also served the LGBT community. Previously named Am Keshet, this group recently expanded when Congregation Or Chadash (New …

Eco Chavura

The exact meaning of Chavura is somewhat elusive in English, but many resources will tell you that the word is frequently translated as “fellowship.” Eco Chavura is a fellowship of Temple Sholom congregants working to create a sacred community of environmental stewards. Our ultimate goal is to develop “green” conscience for the community, which we initiated through participation in the …

Meatless Mondays: Skillet Mexican Brown Rice Casserole

I can take very little credit for this meal. A friend of mine found it, made it, and posted a photo of her version of this recipe last week on Instagram. It looked really delicious in her photo, and the directions looked easy enough, so I decided to give it a try for myself.

Meatless Monday:Spinach, Peppers, and Cherry Tomatoes with Penne Rigate

When I first started writing these Meatless Monday posts I was not a vegetarian, but I wanted to begin to decrease the amount of meat that I was eating for various reasons. I thought that it would make me overall healthier, it was kinder for the environment, and was obviously better for the animals. It was never my intent or my goal to become a fulltime vegetarian.

Stumbling Upon a Good Thing: A Case for Recycling

A few weeks ago, Kendra Gerstein, the Religious School Director, and Marcos Higareda, our facilities engineer, approached me for guidance on what to do with the multitude of outdated computer and other electronic equipment stored in the Temple’s basement. In this age of seemingly planned obsolescence, these items were simply taking up vast amounts of space. Fortuitously, we stumbled across a business that made this purging a really positive experience.