Counting the Omer: Faith in Animation

What is faith to you? Baruch Ata Adonai, Elohenu Melech ha-olam asher kidishanu b’mitzvotav vitzivanu al s’firat ha’omer.  Blessed are You, Eternal our God, Ruler of the universe, who makes us holy with sacred actions and enjoins us to count the omer. Hayom arba-ah v’esrim yom, shehem shloshah shavuot ushloshah yamim la-omer. Today is...

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Counting the Omer: The Interconnectedness of all Things

Our counting of the Omer deepens the journey from Passover to Shavuot.  Join us each day with a teaching, blessing and announcement of the count. We begin with a week inspired by hesed, loving-kindness. In New American Haggadah, Nathaniel Deutsch comments that a small act of love can lead all the way to God.  “As Franz...

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Counting Up to Sinai: The Omer

Do you ever feel so focused on what is to come, that you miss what is before you?  When my family joins together for a meal, we laugh, we share, and we usually spend some time… talking about the next meal.  This readiness to discuss the next meal grows, not...

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How Do You Recharge?

One of you recently shared with me: “Question: If someone from the 1950’s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about life today?   Answer: I possess a device in my pocket that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to humankind....

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Doing and Understanding the Meaning of Our Lives

Delivered by Rabbi Bill Kuhn this past Shabbat. I am glad to see that you’ve all survived the 3rd great blizzard of 2014.  I am sure all of us were faced with challenges of some sort or another, but it is good to gather together here in this sacred and...

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The Burning Bush: The Fire Within

In his D’var Torah last Shabbat, Rabbi Kuhn challenged us to wrestle with the question: what is my purpose? At the end of each book of Torah, there is a gap, a space.  There is a legend that the white spaces in Torah are known as “white fire,” and the...

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Support Group for Parents of Addicts and Alcoholics

Learn about our Caring Community’s support for people struggling with addiction and brokenness (congregants, or not; Jewish or not): Support Group for Parents of Addicts and Alcoholics *2nd and 4th Tuesdays starting on November 12 from 7-8:30pm *Rodeph Shalom, parking available, enter on Mt. Vernon Street Dear Community,      We...

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