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

Do Not Despair

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On January 29, 2021
  • 0 Comments
Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we make our way toward Shabbat. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. This week, two great events occur and create a synergy of possibility. A new year combined with a new beginning brings new hope. This week we marked the holiday of Tu B’shevat, the […]
Read More
 

Catalyst for Community

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On January 22, 2021
  • 0 Comments
Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat. This past Sunday as part of the commemoration of Dr Martin Luther King’s birthday, our congregation joined with Bethel AME congregation and their pastors Gloria and Ray Hammond at their service.  Pastor Ray Hammond and I prepared a sermon together.  We wanted to emphasize King’s […]
Read More
 

A Better Future

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On January 15, 2021
  • 0 Comments
Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward our Shabbat of Justice. Last week, the Capitol filled with domestic terrorists. They brought radicalized views founded on lies and distorted truths. They barged into the hallowed halls of democracy and profaned it with violence and ill intent. They also brought signs and symbols […]
Read More
 

Moral Courage

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On January 8, 2021
  • 0 Comments
Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat and this week, a new year. You can listen to it as a podcast HERE. We know how this part of the story ends. The one who sought to aggrandize himself by ruling with a paranoid oppressive propaganda machine thought he could raise himself […]
Read More
 

Toward a Hopeful New Year

  • Posted by Elaine Zecher
  • On January 1, 2021
  • 0 Comments
Welcome to Shabbat Awakenings, a weekly reflection as we move toward Shabbat and this week, a new year. As we end the year, both the Torah and the Haftarah of this Shabbat, share a deathbed scene. It seems a fitting end to the year 2020. The news cycle is filled with images of burying, tossing […]
Read More