From Our Rabbis

In 5783, Come (Back) into the Jewish Community

By Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

Now is the Jewish month of Elul. The leaves are turning brown and falling from the trees, and it is a good month for walking outside, enjoying the cooler air, and feeling the approach of our Jewish new year. While many see these days and weeks as a time to turn i…

Parshat Lech Lecha: What Journey Do You Need To Go On?

By Rabbi Judy Greenberg

This week’s parshah famously begins with God telling Avraham, “Lech Lecha,” “Go from your native land and from your father’s house to the land that I will show you” (Genesis 12:1). God initiates this tremendous journey that leads all the way to us, in thi…

Shabbat is Like Noah’s Ark in Life’s Storms

By Rabbi Andrea Steinberger

Come back, come home
I’m gathering the crumbs and the stones
Been travelling faster than my soul can go

One subject line, one click away
But at the end of the day
I couldn’t even say
The things that I had done

I recently heard this song, The Speed of Soul, …

Would You Like to Start from Genesis 1:1?

By Rabbi Avremel Matusof

Shortly after Mushkie and I moved back to town ten years ago, I developed an elevator pitch for starting private Torah sessions - “Have you ever studied the entire Torah from Genesis 1:1?”

Whether the one being pitched accepted the offer or not, the pitch almo…

Pushing Ahead During Difficult Times

By Rabbi Jonathan Biatch

This has been an amazingly difficult year for all of us in this sacred community. The confinement and struggles from the pandemic, not to mention the illnesses and deaths affecting hundreds of thousands both in the world and here in our community, have caused us to …