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 Va-et’chanan August 1, 2017 Rabbi Rachel Heaps
    Dear Friends, More often than not, I find that the best part of teaching does not come from knowing that I have provided an answer. In this age of information technology, answers are always readily available. All anyone needs is a quick Google search and, poof, millions of answers are provided in under a second. Instead, my love of teaching comes ...
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  • Shabbat D’varim July 26, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Many of you know that for years I have served as one of the faculty members at our movement’s camp in Wisconsin, Olin-Sang Ruby Union Institute. For the past four years, I have been in Israel at the Shalom Hartman Institute as part of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. Last summer I completed that fellowship. Last week I had the ...
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  • Shabbat Matot-Masei July 19, 2017 Rabbi Paul Cohen
    Dear Friends, Many years ago, I had the great privilege of studying with Rabbi Dr. Byron Sherwin, z”l. I was a part of an initial study cohort in a brand new program for Jewish professionals. Sherwin taught a course on Jewish bioethics. Sherwin had always been fascinated with the literature surrounding the legend of the Golem and its roots in the ...
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  • Shabbat Pinchas July 13, 2017 Daniel Glassman
    Dear Friends, Last night I struggled to go to sleep. My mind wandered from thought to thought as I tossed and turned for hours. Eventually I decided to flip on Netflix to see if I could find something to watch and hopefully doze off. But it never seems to go that way. Being that I’m a science fiction fan, Star Trek ...
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  • Shabbat Balak July 5, 2017 Adam Kahan
    Dear Friends, I can’t possibly explain how valuable internet video-chatting is to our family. With half our relatives living overseas in Australia, having the ability to see each other in real-time… to smile, to chat… it’s so crucial to our feeling of closeness, despite the amazing physical distance between us. My mind is still boggled by how quickly the information transfers ...
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