Qabbalat Shabbat: Friday, 6:00 p.m. Torah Study: Saturday, 9:00-11:00 a.m. Weekday Minyan: 6:15 p.m.

A Different Kind of Light

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 28, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Here is a Biblical riddle. In the beginning, as the Torah portion for this week informs us, the earth was unformed and desolate. Darkness covered the abyss and God’s presence hovered over the surface of the water. Then, God said, ‘Let there […]
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Ecclesiastes for a Bat Mitzvah

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On October 22, 2016
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This morning I officiated at the b’not mitzvah (note: plural, feminine Hebrew) of two incredible young women. Trying to be clever, I updated Ecclesiastes’ famous “To everything there is a season” poem so that it would speak to a 13 year old. Some where along the line I realized that maybe this speaks to us all… _________________________________________________________________________________________ […]
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The Challenge of Happiness

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 21, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. How is it possible to demand an emotion? Just because Sukkot ushers in z’man simchateinu “the season of our joy,” and Deuteronomy commands usmachtem, “you shall rejoice in this festival,” does it mean we have to be happy? Happiness can be quite […]
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Listen

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 14, 2016
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Shanah Tovah! Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. We come out of the High Holy Days having listened a lot: to sermons, to prayers, to music, to the people sitting behind us whispering, to the sounds of cars and trains and feet on our way to services. We […]
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The Mirror

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On October 7, 2016
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Welcome again to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat and Yom Kippur. These High Holy days help to redefine who, what, and how we really are. Shabbat is like this, too. During the week and throughout the rest of the year, our professions, our associations, our neighborhood, and even our age […]
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