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Dear Friends, This year, Passover offers a particularly poignant opportunity to think about the many millions of people throughout the world who searching for safety and security, because they are fleeing oppressive regimes, violence, or looking for freedom from the crushing burden of poverty and hopelessness. There are many excellent resources that can supplement the [...]
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Dvar Torah Parashat Vayera November 18, 2016 In just over one week, I will have the incredible privilege of standing under the chuppah with Jennifer Estroff and Eric Johnson, as they publically, officially, and spiritually bring their lives together in marriage. Because it would have been impossible for Jen and Eric to include you [...]
Enjoy the mid-winter break. There is no Hebrew on Tuesday, February 21. We look forward to seeing all our Hebrew School Students Tuesday, February 28, 2017! Questions: Please contact Shmuel at firstname.lastname@example.org
rabbi-zaris-5777-kol-nidre-dvar-for-the-sins-we-have-committed Yom Kippur Dvar For the sins that we have committed: Collective Responsibility Kol Nidre Rabbi Zari M. Weiss October 11, 2016 10 Tishri 5777 I did not know. I did not know the people whom we refer to as Black or African American could not get legitimate mortgages in this country until as recently [...]
“Holding it all” Erev Rosh HaShanah October 2, 2016 1 Tishri 5777 Rabbi Zari Weiss It was the end of a long day. I was unwinding by, I am embarrassed to admit—watching cute animal videos on YouTube. Actually, I was watching videos of human beings rescuing animals in all kinds of circumstances: a horse trapped [...]
Dear Friends, "We post-moderns need a corrective, a "reset" that centers us in a context of what matters most," writes Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, one of the Editors of our new Machzor, our High Holy Day prayer book. It is so true. Life proceeds at such a fast pace. The world whirls by; events -often big, [...]
High Holy Days 2016/5777 Setting Aside 10 Days for Reflection, Responsibility, and Renewal ( ie. Teshuvah)
High Holy Days 2016/5777 Setting Aside 10 Days for Reflection, Responsibility, and Renewal [i.e. Teshuvah] Dear Friends, Over the summer, I spent some time thinking: If I were to design from scratch a ritual or experience that did the work that our High Holy Days1 are intended to do, what might it look like? I [...]