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Grief and Memory Hold Hands

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 11, 2019
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Grief and memory hold hands as broken-hearted we find our way through the Jewish year. Grief and memory hold hands as we search for solace, as we travel from impermanence to joy, from narrowness to freedom, to wisdom and learning, to renewal and return. Such that when we return to them in this moment of […]
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Provocative Kugel: What Will I Make of My Life Today?

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 11, 2019
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“I saw your vagina ad. Yuck,” the email read, “was that really necessary?” The criticism came rolling in. And why? In response to a sign that was bold, bright, hip, and funky, plastered on kiosks throughout the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan that read: “Even if you think kugel is an exercise you […]
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By the Light of the Moon: Living Jewishly in the Modern World

  • Posted by Jen Gubitz
  • On October 8, 2019
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So what do we do? How do we live, and how have we lived, from summer weekend to summer weekend, from month to month, and year to year, century to century amid circles and circles of sorrow? Whether personal, communal, national or global, how do we live and how have we lived when it seems as if we go from destruction to destruction to destruction, from grieving to yearning to wailing?
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Tisha B’Av Resource Guide

  • Posted by Noa Rosen
  • On July 25, 2019
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  • congregational read, High Holy Days, Library, Rabbi Jacobson
Adult Books Available at TI: Non-fiction: Tisha b’Av compendium : Seder ha-yom le-Tishah be-Av. The biblical engineer : how the temple in Jerusalem was built. The Temple : its symbolism and meaning then and now. The Temple of Jerusalem. Revolt in Judea, the road to Masada : the eyewitness account by Flavius Josephus of the […]
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Congregational Read Study Guide Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

  • Posted by Suzie Jacobson
  • On July 24, 2019
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  • congregational read, High Holy Days, Library, Rabbi Jacobson
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the leading Jewish theologians and philosophers of the 20th century deeply believed that we live in a world where God is in search of humanity. To Heschel, doctrine was unimportant compared to religious wonder, gratitude, and acts of kindness, as “God is waiting for us to redeem the world.” Born […]
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For Such a Time as This

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On March 29, 2018
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  Friday, May 11, after Qabbalat Shabbat Alongside other GBIO congregations, Temple Israel is launching a series of community conversations “For Such a Time as This” from now through mid-May. We will hear from all parts of the temple what deeply concerns us so that together we build power to make a difference, both here […]
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“Stranger Things” and the Torah

  • Posted by Tali Puterman
  • On March 26, 2018
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  • Teens, The Tent
Incorporating Netflix into Jewish Education Subbing a class of 8th graders is hard enough. Subbing a class of 8th graders the evening after “Stranger Things” Season 2 debuted on Netflix provided an added challenge I had not anticipated. How could I get this class to feel comfortable with me, respect me – their teacher for […]
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Consider helping a Yazidi Refugee Family

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • On February 27, 2018
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Please consider helping a Yazidi refugee family who has lived through an unspeakable nightmare. We’ve all seen the photographs of refugees being attacked in their villages by ISIS, living in unsanitary conditions in crowded camps, or huddled in small and shaky boats as they attempt to cross rivers or oceans. We mostly stand idly by […]
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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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