Standing and Going - the Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah

09/15/2017 11:11:09 AM


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Melodies Searching for the Words

09/08/2017 12:49:22 PM


September 8th, 2017 17th Elul, 5777 A teacher of mine, Rabbi Marcelo Bronstein, would articulate that while a niggun is often referred to as a wordless melody, it is really a melody searching for the words in us. This teaching operates on the premisRead more...

the Love after the Flood

09/01/2017 12:17:01 PM


September 1st, 2017 10th Elul, 5777 This past week weve all watched in disbelief as Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on Southeast Texas. My parents, brother, and grandmother all live in Houston, and thank God, they are doing okay and have it better tRead more...

Dwelling with God and Ourselves

08/25/2017 02:31:53 PM


August 25th, 2017 3rd Elul, 5777 This past Wednesday evening, over 50 women gathered in the chapel for the first program in our new series called Renewal A Womens Rosh Hodesh Program. It was a time for us to learn Torah together and to reflect onRead more...

An Eclipse for Hope

08/18/2017 12:27:12 PM


August 18th, 2017 26th Av, 5777 In the second book of Kings chapter 20, we learn about the prophet Isaiahwho was sent to King Hezekiah. Hezekiah was ill, and Isaiahs initial message was that he would die from that illness. Hezekiah begged and prRead more...

Response to Charlottesville

08/15/2017 12:08:02 PM


August 15th, 2017 23rd Av, 5777 To the Beth Sholom Community, The past few days have been a painful reminder of what hate can accomplish in the world. We collectively mourn the loss of Heather Heyer, a woman who stood up to anti-Semitism and bigotrRead more...

Walking in God's Ways

08/11/2017 12:42:12 PM


August 11th, 2017 19th Av, 5777 When I finished Rabbinical School two and a half years ago, I thought I was done with first days of school. But Monday morning, I was at Oak Forest Elementary. I didnt fret about what I was going to wear or who my teRead more...

Meeting You - Sign Up Now!

08/04/2017 12:32:20 PM


August 4th, 2017 12th Av, 5777 I remember walking with a college student through Yales campus when I was the Rabbinic Intern at their Hillel. We spent those 45 minutes talking through some of the things that were on her mind what major would allowRead more...

A Shabbat of Vision

07/28/2017 02:02:02 PM


July 28th, 2017 5th Av, 5777 This Shabbat happens to have a special name, as some do. Our tradition calls the Shabbat before Tisha bAv the Ninth of the month of Av, Shabbat Hazon, which means the Shabbat of Vision. This name was given to correspoRead more...

Until We Meet Again - A Message From Your Rabbi

07/27/2017 09:24:32 PM


Wed, September 20 2017 29 Elul 5777