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

Terror at the Border

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 28, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we make our way to Shabbat. This week marks the end of the third year of a total of 156 Shabbat Awakenings offered so far. Next Shabbat, we begin the fourth cycle anew. *** They had traveled for 40 days, traversing the land of great promise, as […]
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The Miracle of Spring into Summer

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 21, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. Just like that, spring turned into summer today, a miraculous, religious, spiritual moment in the circle of the year. In its honor, I offer this poem by Walt Whitman for whom we celebrated his bicentenary on May 31st. Miracles Why, who […]
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Our Temple Israel Story

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 14, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, our weekly reflection as we head into Shabbat. Last night we held our Annual Gathering. It is a thrilling moment of the year to celebrate and reflect. Below are the words I shared with those gathered. Martin Buber noted that with regard to Torah there are some words that lead the […]
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We Can Do Better

  • Posted by tisrael
  • On June 13, 2019
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Charleston, SC. There we stood on sacred ground, surrounded by voices of those who were forced to come.  They came on ships through the Middle Passage, shackled, yoked, stacked on shelves like items in a grocery store, stripped of their humanity—proud Africans made to bend under the whip of the slave trader; sold to white […]
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Borrowed

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On June 7, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. We live in borrowed time. Our lives are only lent to us by the universe, divine or otherwise. We may imagine we can live forever, but we know we actually cannot. That is why it is borrowed time. So, while we are here, […]
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