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Toward Shabbat: Holy Preparations

08/10/2018 11:56:13 AM


August 10th, 2018
29th Av, 5778

This coming Shabbat and Sunday are Rosh Chodesh, and we'll welcome in the month of Elul, the month that leads us toRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Listening to Ourselves

08/03/2018 03:24:12 PM


August 3rd, 2018
22 Av, 5778

Last week’s Torah reading featured the actual Shema, but this week, the root of that word repeats over and over. In mRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Moving Toward Love

07/27/2018 11:05:17 AM


July 27, 2018
15 Av, 5778

It’s a little bizarre that the holiday of love, the Jewish Valentine’s Day, so to speak, falls only 6 days after TishaRead more...

Toward Shabbat: A Jewish State for All

07/20/2018 11:15:16 AM


July 20, 2018
8 Av, 5778

On Thursday morning at 5:30 AM, Israeli police officers came to the house of a colleague of mine, the Conservative rabbi inRead more...

Toward Shabbat: A Glimpse of the Promised Land

07/13/2018 10:03:17 AM


July 13, 2018
1 Av, 5778

After leaving Camp Ramah on Sunday, Abe and I drove to Asheville, North Carolina for a few days of vacation. While there, Read more...

Toward Shabbat: Secrets of the World

07/06/2018 10:31:12 AM


July 6, 2018
23 Tammuz, 5778

In this week’s Torah reading, Moses asks God to appoint a leader for the people. He knows that without good leadershiRead more...

Beth Sholom Goes to Israel - December 2019

07/02/2018 10:02:12 AM


I’m excited to write to you with plans for a Beth Sholom Synagogue trip to Israel, from Monday, December 23rd, 2019 through Thursday, January 2nd, 2Read more...

Toward Shabbat: The Three Weeks

06/29/2018 12:54:12 PM


June 29, 2018
16 Tammuz, 5778
This coming Sunday marks a minor fast day on the Jewish calendar, the Fast of Tammuz. Usually the fast is on the 17thRead more...

Toward Shabbat: Making Room for God

06/22/2018 10:00:13 AM


June 22, 2018
9 Tammuz, 5778

The line between pure and impure isn’t always so clear. The delineation between right and wrong isn’t always so staRead more...

Stand Between the Living and the Dead

06/21/2018 03:52:39 PM


Rabbi Sarit Horwitz

This past week, I noticed how my Facebook newsfeed flooded with pictures and testimonies of parents sending their children off to camp. You know how I feel about camp, I loved these posts, and it made me so excited for the time that I’ll spend in July visiting the 15 Memphis campers at Ramah Darom. Parents put their children onto busses, mostly excited, some a little bit teary, but off to an incredible experience, one...Read more...

Thu, August 16 2018 5 Elul 5778