Write and Record, Record and Recount By Rabbi Shoshanah Conover

Schraybt u’Farschraybt, v’Sofer u’Moneh 10 Tishrei 5779/ October 9, 2019 Gut Yontiv. Shanah Tovah. This afternoon I would like to tell you a story. Like most Jewish stories, it begins thousands of years ago—according to the rabbis 5,780 years ago… and ten days. But I’ll pick up the story about 160 years ago… when Simon Dubnov was born in the …

All Beginnings are Hard by Rabbi Donald B. Rossoff

Yom Kippur Morning, 10 Tishre, 5780 Temple Sholom of Chicago I want to share with you again what an honor it is to serve as your Interim Rabbi this year. Fran and I appreciate so very much the warm welcome you have extended to us. You have made our beginnings here much easier than they might have been. As I …

The Power of WE by Rabbi Donald B. Rossoff 

Friends, as I said before, it’s good to be back at Temple Sholom. When we left here in 1990, Fran was thinking that we would be away from Chicago, her birthplace, for five years or so and then find our way back. Well, five turned into 29, but finally we are back. Those 29 years were a great adventure, being …