Passover Traditions

By Rabbi Bill Kuhn Passover and Yom Kippur are the same holiday.  Well, maybe there is a little difference, but they share many of the same themes.  It’s all about renewal, rebirth, starting over and second chances.  Passover takes place in the spring of the year for a reason.  All...

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Shabbat

By Rabbi Bill Kuhn On Friday evening, January 15, 2010 at our 7:30 p.m. Shabbat Service, we will celebrate the national holiday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.  In what has become an annual event at Rodeph Shalom, we will share one of the most meaningful interfaith services of...

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Open Tent Initiative

The “Open Tent Initiative” is a wonderful way to build a strong sense of community. Congregation Rodeph Shalom (RS) recently won an award given by the Union for Reform Judaism (the umbrella organization for all of the Reform Jewish congregations in North America) for our “Open Tent Initiative.” This initiative...

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In Support of Israel

By Rabbi Bill Kuhn Now is the time to support the State of Israel as never before.  As Israel is under existential threat on several fronts, it is the obligation of Jews around the world to speak up and to use every resource and means available to save our spiritual...

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Dr. Deborah Lipstadt

By Rabbi Bill Kuhn  It is timely that we will welcome Dr. Deborah Lipstadt to Congregation Rodeph Shalom on Friday, November 13 at our 8:00 p.m. Shabbat Service, as this year’s Joseph J. & Lulu S. Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture guest speaker. Dr. Lipstadt is an internationally renowned expert and author...

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High Holy Day Obligations

By Rabbi William Kuhn Apples and honey are perfect symbols for the beginning of the Jewish New Year, because the sweetness of the apples is intensified by the honey taste and texture, as we pray that our year will be equally as sweet.  Perhaps a more realistic flavor combination would...

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Summer Casual Services

By Rabbi William I. Kuhn Our Friday night Summer Casual Services are off to a great start. These are one hour services, casual dress, fun atmosphere, great discussion topics, lots of RS members as well as lots of prospective members. Our discussion topics for this summer are taken from the book,...

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