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

Just. Be. Here.

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 24, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. God taught Moses about mindfulness meditation. At the end of this week’s portion, after a litany of rules focused on just behaviors toward other people, animals, the earth, and the universe, God instructed Moses on what to do and how to be. Come […]
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Juxtaposition

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 17, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat.    Who is wise? One who learns from all people. (Pirkei Avot 4:1)   Last week, while in Washington D.C. with our teens, we visited the US Holocaust Museum. In one of the exhibits, a film, a survivor described her initial assumption of […]
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The Fourth Quarter

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 10, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. There are moments in life when all seems lost. When the situation signals defeat from every angle. There are those feelings that well up to give up. We tumble, fumble and yet hold on for dear life because that is what it means […]
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Enough Light

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On February 4, 2017
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There are these images of them: they are bedraggled, in ragged clothing, hair disheveled, shoulders drooping, dark circles holding up their eyes. There are these images of them: they are holding one another, they are huddling around the fire, grasping at its heat and its light amid the plague of thick, thick darkness. Will he […]
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A Brazen Beacon

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On February 3, 2017
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat.   Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,[1]   Or pyramids built to inflate the egos of their Pharaohs As to cause the sad comparison to the lowly whose Back breaking toil made them. With conquering limbs astride from land to land; […]
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