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  • Shabbat Mikeitz December 12, 2017 Rabbi Paul CohenDear Friends, On Tuesday night, we lit the first candles of Chanukah. It is a time of celebration, gift giving and receiving, family, and food. I cherish so many fond memories of Chanukah celebrations with my own family as a child. I remember the very first chanukiah I made in religious ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Vayeishev December 5, 2017 Anne Lidsky, Ph.D., RJEDear Friends, Parashat Vayeishev introduces the Joseph saga, a story well-known to many. When it begins, Jacob’s 11th son, Joseph is a 17 year old shepherd working in the fields along side his older brothers. The text’s description of him as a ‘youth,’ na-ar, is apt, both biologically and emotionally. ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Vayishlach November 29, 2017 Daniel GlassmanDear Friends, On the eve of Thanksgiving I started to reflect back on tumult that prevented my own family from enjoying each other’s company for years. It must have been over twenty years ago we were celebrating some holiday and a huge argument ensued between my aunts, grandmother, mom, and cousin. ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Vayeitzei November 22, 2017 Adam KahanI love making things. Really, I get so much joy from taking different elements and bringing them together, seeing what they can become. Crafting something from several other things is just kind of magical to me. I’m a staunch believer that cooking is the most immediately rewarding and enjoyable of ... Read more...
  • Shabbat Toldot November 14, 2017 Rabbi Rachel HeapsDear Friends, Our Torah portion of the week is named for and begins with a powerful word, Toldot, most commonly translated as “generations.” “These are the generations of Isaac, son of Abraham” the portion begins, “Abraham begot Isaac.” One would think that a portion that includes a preamble introducing the generations ... Read more...

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