Visioning Initiative Weekend: Continue the Conversation

Our Visioning Initiative Weekend with Rabbi Lawrence Hoffman (click here for Friday’s sermon) provided a meaningful and scholarly foundation for our community to immerse in profound conversations that will transform and deepen the relationships we share.   To engage in the Visioning Initiative, comment on what you experienced this weekend (thoughts to...

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Connecting in Our Open Tent

by Rabbi Jill Maderer When it comes to city living today, many of us are living on top of one another while we don’t even know each other. The neighborhood is so transient; one of the greatest challenges of our day is to make meaningful, lasting connections. Such ties are the...

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The Torah of Blogging

by Rabbi Jill Maderer Do you feel comfortable commenting on a blog article publically?  What would Moses do? One internet scholar explains that when social networking was first introduced, teen-agers were the most comfortable with it.  Children of the internet, teens commented on any blog post that so moved them and often...

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Welcoming You to the High Holy Days

Rabbi Jill L. Maderer At last night’s “Taste of the New Year,” Philadelphia’s wine-tasting and synagogue-matching program for young adults, I met many people who are seeking a congregation.  If you are a young adult (22-40), missed the event but would like an invitation to High Holy Day services (“High...

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