Temple Jeremiah

Shabbat Shalom Message

Our weekly Shabbat Shalom Messages are written by our senior staff: Rabbi Paul F. Cohen, Rabbi Rachel Heaps, Cantor Susie Lewis Friedman, Dr. Anne Lidsky, and Danny Glassman. We hope you enjoy sharing in our love of Torah and Judaism through these messages.


 

  • Shabbat Vayetzei November 13, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear friends, Again and again, the Torah and prophetic books remind us that ancient Israelite culture believed in concentric circles of divinity. In their creation of nomadic society, which eventually settled in the land that we now know as Israel, they worked to centralize political power and religious practice – two things deeply connected for the Israelites. This happened by creating ...
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  • Shabbat Toldot November 7, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, I write to you on the eve of election day. I am filled with angst, fear, and anxiety. Yet, I am also filled with hope. This morning I was asked if I thought/believed that people are basically good. Without hesitation I said, “Yes, I believe that people are good.” Even as we are still reeling from the murder of ...
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  • Shabbat Chayei Sarah October 31, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear friends, Next week I’ll be celebrating my Jeremiah anniversary. It was on a mild, early November morning in 2012 that I pulled up to Temple Jeremiah, way too early, and was essentially locked out. Frank, the maintenance person on duty, had not yet unlocked the doors. I made my way to each entrance trying to get into the building and ...
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  • Shabbat Vayeira October 24, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear friends, It is almost impossible to not have some reaction as we watch the news and see thousands of people, fleeing Guatemala, seeking refuge as they head for the US border. Some may feel uneasy, others may respond to the anguished looks on the faces of the parents holding tired children. read more
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  • Shabbat Lech-Lecha October 17, 2018 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear friends, This week’s Torah portion, Lech-Lecha, is perhaps my very favorite. I have always been fascinated and comforted by the fact that all of us are on a constant journey, forever evolving and changing, and recreating with each and every breath we take. In Lech-Lecha, we learn that Abraham’s human journey has come to such a crossroad when God commands him to “Go forth” from ...
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