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 Balak June 26, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear friends, Like many of you, I have adult children who I have treasured from the moment they were born. As younger girls growing up together, I must say that they were almost always on the “same page,” sharing a common perspective. Now, as adults with spouses and children of their own, their perspectives, understandably, may differ. I, the ‘mama bear,’ ...
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  • Shabbat Korach June 12, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion, Korach, always ignites a spark of rebellion within me. It’s a dramatic story, filled with internal community conflict, a desperate need for personal affirmation, and a theatrical and pyrotechnic culmination. In this blockbuster of a parasha, Korach, Dathan, Abiram, and 250 of their followers challenge Moses and Aaron saying, “all the community is holy! Why ...
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  • Shabbat Sh’lach June 4, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    I, like many of you, have been captivated by drawings that have at least two different images imbedded within them. What do you see first? What does your answer reveal about your outlook? I have been meditating on these questions in light of the Roseanne tweet storm and the Samantha Bee outburst aimed at Ivanka Trump. read more
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  • Shabbat Beha’alotcha May 31, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, I have staffed enough camp and youth group trips to fill three lifetimes and sure enough every single time someone MUST ask, are we there yet? It doesn’t matter if it’s an eight-hour ride or a quick jaunt around the block. I’m not sure if it’s a trait that children have or I can chalk it up to the ...
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  • Shabbat Nasso May 23, 2018 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJE
    Dear Friends, I feel very blessed. I don’t want to sound haughty as if I have more blessings than others, for I’m certain that I don’t. However, I do experience a profound sense of awareness and appreciation on a very regular basis. Some of it is probably in my DNA; some of it is a wake-up call connected to early loss, ...
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