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Harvest Celebrations

As I write this Thanksgiving story, Sukkot has passed, and I can’t help but compare the two harvest celebrations. When the Pilgrims sat down...

Comfort Food for All

Do you suffer when you eat certain foods? Do you have a family member that has trouble tolerating typical home-cooked dinners? Well, the problem...

In Honey….Dedicated to the Memory of My Maternal Grandmother

In Honey I find my inspiration and faith to get through these tough times.…  And, in the end, she saw her children grow up, get...

Dr. Hillel Newman

Over the past couple of months Israel has seen an array of diplomatic breakthroughs culminating in a sea change within the politics of the...

Join a Virtual Tour of Israel

All year long I look forward to running Birthright.     The chance to take dozens of young Jews, with varying connections to their Jewish...

Dual Ordination, Diverse Mission

Knowing at 17 or 18 that he wanted to “create spaces for other people to awaken to G-d,” Rabbi K’vod Wieder of Temple Beth...

Ruthie Getting Married

It wasn’t easy getting Ruthie married—and not just because her Daddy didn’t think that anyone was good enough for her. We were on pins...

Adapting to Change

As a Conservative congregation, we had the challenge of taking last year’s five-hour Rosh Hashanah service and full-day Yom Kippur, and presenting the traditional...

1,000,000 Pieces of Trash

    We are living in challenging times. This pandemic and the subsequent lock down has taken a tole on us a nation, as...

Difficult Decisions- Assisted Living vs. Aging in Place

    When Jewish seniors begin to consider their future care plans, they are often torn between remaining in the home that they love...

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Harvest Celebrations

As I write this Thanksgiving story, Sukkot has passed, and I can’t help but compare the two harvest celebrations. When the Pilgrims sat down...

Comfort Food for All

Do you suffer when you eat certain foods? Do you have a family member that has trouble tolerating typical home-cooked dinners? Well, the problem...

In Honey….Dedicated to the Memory of My Maternal Grandmother

In Honey I find my inspiration and faith to get through these tough times.…  And, in the end, she saw her children grow up, get...

Dr. Hillel Newman

Over the past couple of months Israel has seen an array of diplomatic breakthroughs culminating in a sea change within the politics of the...