RS Women’s Heart Health Symposium

The RS Women hosted a Heart Health Symposium on February 7. A panel of experts shared their insights and fielded our questions. Here is a summary of the panel: Rabbi Jill Maderer gave a spiritual welcome: No “shaming” here just support , education and advocacyJennifer Hudson Fight the Ladykiller–a powerful...

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The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering free admission to all visitors throughout the month of February. Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Museum will welcome all visitors to explore more than 360 years of American Jewish history. Not only will visitors be able to...

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NMAJH Celebrates Freedom with Free February

The National Museum of American Jewish History is offering free admission to all visitors throughout the month of February. Thanks to the support of an anonymous donor, the Museum will welcome all visitors to explore more than 360 years of American Jewish history. Not only will visitors be able to...

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No Shame, Just Support: Heart Health with RS Women

     Are you one of those people who loves lists?  To-do lists that live on temporary post-it notes, or bucket lists that endure in your mind?      Many parts of the Torah involve lists: lists of names in the generations of the Israelite family, lists of materials and...

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Turning Fate into Destiny with A “Sabbath Lie”

Can you see what this image, created by Anya Ulinich (speaking Sunday at RS) depicts?  A woman dressed in a business suit riding a Shabbat candle-fueled challah! The picture serves as an illustration for Susan Pashman’s column in the Jewish Forward, “My Big Sabbath Lie–And the Joy It Brought. When Susan Pashman first...

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Crowd Sourcing Sermon for August 28

What is the point of being in touch with our vulnerability, as Jews are pushed to do during the High Holy Day season? Encountering the High Holy Day Prayer Book On Rosh HaShanah it is written; On the Fast of Yom Kippur it is sealed… Who will live and who...

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Crowd Sourcing Sermon for August 21

“On the Jewish High Holy Days, should we be praying mostly for the Jewish people, or for all humankind?” One of the innovations of the Reform Movement’s new High Holy Day Prayerbook is in the “Kaddish” and in the prayer “Oseh Shalom,” we pray for peace “on us and on...

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Crowd Sourcing Sermon for August 14

“How can we use the month of Elul to prepare to turn the wrongs we have done into merits?” [From Mishkan HaNefesh, Yom Kippur service, new Reform High Holy Day prayer book, page 85]: “The Talmud teaches: ‘Great is repentance, for it transforms one’s deliberate sins into merit’ (Talmud, Yoma...

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Crowd Sourcing Topic for Sermon on August 7

Torah reading: Deut 10:12-14 What does the Pope’s encyclical mean for the Jewish community?   Text : The morning wind forever blows, the poem of creation is uninterrupted; but few are the ears that hear it. by Henry David Thoreau, in Mishkan Hanefesh Rosh Hashanah prayerbook, p. 145

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