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

Purim Wisdom from a Brand New Baby

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On February 25, 2018
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  • Clergy, gun violence, purim, Rabbi Jacobson
Nathan Yitzhak — It is with such incredible joy that we officially bring you into our awesome community — Over the past 12 weeks, we have called you many names – Nathan, Yitz, Yitzy, Boo Boo Bear — but there is something about having Rabbi Zecher holding you while saying, “May you live to see […]
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Breaking the Moral Silence

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On February 17, 2018
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  • Clergy, gun violence, politics, Rabbi Jacobson, Shabbat, Torah
  (Sermon delivered on February 16, 2018, Temple Israel, Boston) (Image: Naples Daily News)   Take a moment of silence. Just one minute. Silence is a common human reaction to tragedy. A shocked silence. A silent grief. A desire to sit in silence to process a reality that has been shifted beyond recognition The silenced […]
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Remembrance as a Survival Tactic in an Age of Hatred

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On September 24, 2017
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  • anti-semitisim, Genesis, High Holy Days, politics, Rabbi Jacobson, Rosh Hashanah, Sermon
Some call Rosh Hashanah Yom Hazikaron , “The Day of Remembrance.” In the Talmud, Rabbi Eliezer teaches: “On Rosh HaShana Sarah, Rachel, and Hannah were remembered by God and conceived; on Rosh HaShana Joseph came out from prison; on Rosh HaShana our forefathers’ slavery in Egypt ceased.”(1) Today is the day when God keeps God’s […]
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Trump is President and We are Awake

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On January 20, 2017
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  • Exodus, politics
    Today is Friday, January 20th, 2017. Today Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America. This Shabbat, Jews everywhere read parashat shemot, our book of freedom. The book that gives us the image of a parted sea, a mixed multitude crossing together in song. The book that gives […]
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Surviving the Babble (And this Election)

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On November 5, 2016
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  • Clergy, Election, Genesis, Rabbi Jacobson
  This sermon was delivered at Temple Israel on Friday, November 4th, 2016.  I’m quite terrible at learning languages. Nothing causes me more panic than staring slack jawed at a well meaning foreign speaker. Or that empty headed feeling when I can’t remember the right vocabulary. I enjoy eloquence. I married an English professor and […]
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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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A “Living” Prayer

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On September 1, 2015
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A “Living” Prayer: Elul as Preparation for a Meaningful High Holiday Season Today is September 1st – the edges of the leaves are taking on a reddish tint, the school buses are rolling through our towns and vacation away messages are being replaced by work emails and carpool schedules. However, though the secular world is […]
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