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

Bad for America

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On November 29, 2019
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  Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Over the summer as I prepared to write my Rosh Hashanah sermon on antisemitism, I started down the path of examining how the idea of the often used phrases of “good for the Jews” and “bad for the Jews” is employed. I […]
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Belonging

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On November 22, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Listen to it as a podcast HERE. God had instructed Abraham to take his son, Isaac, up the mountain and present him as a burnt offering (Genesis 22: 2-3). If an angel of the Divine had not intervened, Abraham might have had to bury […]
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Loneliness and Hospitality

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On November 15, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. Listen to it as a podcast HERE. How might it be possible for the spirit of welcoming to be an antidote to loneliness? This week’s Torah portion might offer some clues. Before we turn to the story of how Abraham behaved when he welcomed […]
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Rave

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On November 8, 2019
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Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat.  Listen to it as a podcast HERE. We often recommend the restaurant where we recently dined, which doctor we saw, what movie we liked, and even where to vacation. We rave about it. Our enthusiasm helps to convince another where to go […]
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