We are now in the final week of the Jewish year 5779. This time next week we will be marking a New Year. And though it has been warm and sunny, the summer flowers are beginning to fade, and the landscape is just starting to take on the yellow-orange glow of autumn ...
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On the heels of our Passover celebration, we learn of yet another incident of gun violence in America in a house of worship - this time, in a synagogue in Poway, California, just outside San Diego. Once again, we check in on the well-being of family members and friends, remember the last time we were in Southern California, feel pained by the news that Lori Kaye was killed on Shabbat and the last day of Passover - saying Kaddish (memorial prayers) for her mother who died in November.
Dear Members of Congregation B'nai Torah,
At sundown tonight, in the light of April's full 'pink moon,' we will celebrate our great Festival of Freedom. We will sit at our home seder tables with family members and friends - together with the strangers we invite into our midst - to recall our bitter oppression in Egypt and then to recount the story of our miraculous redemption into freedom. We augment our own saga of suffering and deliverance to include the plights of others who, even today, are broken from physical or spiritual bondage.
Reflections on the past year and a look-ahead to 2019.
A Thanksgiving Greeting 2017
A Message for the Final Shabbat of 5777
"The Warm Breezes of August and the Chilling Realities of our World"