What is Your Food Worth?: Sukkot Reflection

Explore how we set intentions for Jewish food choices in our kick-off to our What is Your Food Worth initiative and first Sunday Seminar of the year.  Our discussion with Nati Passow, director of the Jewish Farm School, and Rabbi Eli Freedman is tomorrow, September 22nd 10:15-11:15am.  Whet your appetite...

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We Were Strangers, Too: Immigration Reform Advocacy

Join the Jewish community’s effort to welcome the stranger as a citizen, and advocate for comprehensive, fair immigration reform for 11 million undocumented immigrants today (info in my Yom Kippur afternoon sermon). Please add your family’s immigration story in the comments of this blog article to create a beautiful collection that...

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Crisis in Syria: A Tzedakah Opportunity

No matter your position about the U.S. response to Syria’s atrocities, we share empathy for the devastation human beings are facing.  In these Days of Awe, when we try to ease the suffering in the world through acts of tshuvah, tefillah and tzedakah–repentance, prayer and righteous giving–here is a way...

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Elul Reflections: I Have a Dream

Today, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Dr. King’s I Have a Dream message of justice, change and the “fierce urgency of now” inspires us today, in a world still thirsty for racial justice and repair.  Let us be unsatisfied until, as...

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Elul Reflections: The Content of Our Character

On Friday, Rabbi Bill Kuhn taught in his Shabbat d’var Torah: On Wed., Aug. 28, our nation will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington for civil rights for African Americans.  Over a quarter million people from around our country assembled at the Lincoln Memorial, as the...

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Jewish Meditation and the Dislocation of the Journey

Please join us for Jewish Meditation before Shabbat services on Friday evenings, starting August 9, 5-5:30pm (you are welcome to arrive 4:45 to settle in; please be sure to arrive by 5:15 when the doors close for silence).  In these coming weeks we will focus on brief teachings from This...

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Montco Same Sex Marriage Licenses

We celebrated a moment of courage and righteousness yesterday when Pennsylvania’s first (unsanctioned) same sex-marriage license was issued!  Whether this advocacy strategy will be the action that leads to same-sex marriage rights in Pennsylvania, our culture is moving in the right direction. Here’s some analysis from Equality Pennsylvania:

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