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 Vaetchanan July 24, 2018 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear friends, This week our parasha, Vaetchanan, gives us not one, but two of our pieces of liturgy. One of them is quite obvious: a relatively short paragraph towards the beginning of Chapter 6. It begins, “Shema Yisrael, Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad.” A powerful statement declaring God’s unity that goes on to dictate some of the ways we engage with God ...
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  • Shabbat Devarim July 18, 2018 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Last week I had the opportunity to go on a Mindfulness Meditation Retreat as part of an ongoing clergy leadership program sponsored by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. I am part of the third cohort of rabbis and cantors from across the country and across denominational lines to participate in this program. Meditation is new for me and I ...
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  • Shabbat Matot-Masei July 10, 2018 Cantor Susan Lewis Friedman
    Dear friends, Our Parshat Ha Shavuah, the Torah portion of the week, is one of the many stories within our Torah in which the early characters serve as prototypes for us in our lives today. The challenges they face and the way that they deal with them are models to help us with similar problems in our lives. There are many ...
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  • Shabbat Pinchas July 3, 2018 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, You may have picked up from previous Shabbat Shalom messages, I stream a whole lot of TV. It’s one of the few things that lets me truly decompress and allows my mind to focus on things other than the chaos of day to day life. This weekend I found myself re-watching the “newish” Star Trek movie. Not to spoil ...
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  • 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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