Rabbi Conover Reflects on her trip to Poland

Our town is burning, brother, burning, Our poor little town is burning, Angry winds are fanning higher The leaping tongues of flame and fire, The evil winds are roaring! Our whole town burns! And you stand looking on with folded arms, And shake your heads. You stand looking on with folded arms, While the fire spreads! –from “Our Town is …

Rabbi Conover’s Trip to Israel

Temple Sholom’s Associate Rabbi, Rabbi Shoshanah Conover, just returned from a two-week trip to Israel as part of her role as a Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute. Read about the amazing experience she and her family had and its impact on 2019-20 Temple Sholom programming. “A person is recognized by their conversaion.” –Chaim Nachman Bialik The way that …

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.