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Dvar Torah: Erev Rosh HaShanah Singing and Working and Fighting for our Lives Rabbi Zari M. Weiss Wed., September 20, 2017 1 Tishri 5578 One image has stayed with me from this summer: a group of clergy—rabbis, ministers, a Muslim woman leader, a Buddhist priest, and others—marching, arm-in-arm, down the streets of Seattle under [...]
Dvar Torah Parashat Ki Tetzei Friday evening, September 1, 2017 11 Elul 5777 Shabbat Shalom. Oh my. What challenging times we are living through these days, aren't we? There is so much happening, so much coming at us every week: the chaos in our national government, the rise in anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia, hate speech and [...]
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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 [...]
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 email@example.com
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 [...]