From Our Rabbis

As the Days of Awe Approach

By Rabbi Jonathan Biatch and Cantor Jacob Niemi

“And now, write down for yourselves this elegy: teach it to the people of Israel; place it in their mouths; in order that this song become a witness against the people of Israel” (Deuteronomy 31:19).

In this concluding scene from the Tora…

A Time of Growth, Renewal, and Blessing

Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

As the weather grows cooler and the moon gets smaller each night, we turn our attention to Rosh Hashanah. These days call out to us with the promise of change. This is a time to open our hearts. This is a time when we commit to becoming the people we aspire to be. Thi…

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, …