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Toward Shabbat: Sukkat Shalom

09/24/2021 09:05:40 AM


September 25th, 2021
18 Tishrei 5782
Sukkot is supposed to be z’man simchateinu, the time of our joy. It’s meant to be a time when we rejoice andRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Maintaining Holiness

09/17/2021 08:47:40 AM


September 17th, 2021
11 Tishrei 5782

I imagine most of you didn’t go home last night after Ne’ila and build your Sukkah. Don’t worry, I didn’Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Return

09/10/2021 10:42:10 AM


September 10th, 2021
4 Tishrei 5782
Tomorrow morning, I imagine most of you remember exactly where you were twenty years ago. I was learning as a partRead more...

Toward Shabbat: The Heavens Witness

09/03/2021 10:04:58 AM


September 3rd, 2021
26 Elul 5781
This week, as we make our way closer to the end of the Torah, we read a parashah that we read every single year on thRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Blessings and Curses

08/27/2021 09:33:14 AM


August 27th, 2021
19 Elul 5781
Things have felt utterly deflating. The news out of Afghanistan yesterday is unbelievably devastating. This morning, hoRead more...

Toward Shabbat: The Walls Rejoiced

08/20/2021 09:53:56 AM


August 20th, 2021
12 Elul 5781
Yesterday, we had our first day of religious school at Beth Sholom. For the first time in a year and a half, we had chiRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Gates to the Soul

08/13/2021 10:14:43 AM


August 13th, 2021
5 Elul 5781
שֹׁפְטִים וְשֹׁטְרִים תִּתֶּן לְךָ בְּכָל שְׁעָרֶיךָ אֲשֶׁר יְה

Toward Shabbat: Making Space

07/30/2021 10:26:57 AM


July 30th, 2021
21 Av 5781

From the time I was a little girl until I was 11 or 12, a core part of my identity was being a gymnast. I especially lovedRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Speak to the Heart

07/23/2021 09:25:13 AM


July 23rd, 2021
14 Av 5781
How do we offer comfort? I think this is a profound question when it comes to creating community. We encounter people that Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Seeds

07/16/2021 09:56:13 AM


July 16th, 2021
7 Av 5781
The rabbinic sages tried to imagine the most intense mourning rituals, the most profound acts of sadness, to commemorate theRead more...
Sat, September 25 2021 19 Tishrei 5782