Temple Jeremiah, I am honored to have been assigned the task of submitting the final weekly Shabbat Shalom message of 2021. Every year as New Year’s Eve approaches, I reflect on the highlights of my previous year. This year, one of the biggest highlights for me has been joining this amazing community as the
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By Matt Rissien, Director of Congregational Learning|2021-10-12T11:14:09-05:00October 12, 2021|
Shabbat Shalom, This week’s Torah portion, Lech L’cha, starts out with the saying, “Go forth from your land, your birthplace, your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.” For those who are familiar with the great songwriter Debbie Friedman, this may sound familiar from her famous song
By Matt Rissien, Director of Congregational Learning|2021-09-15T10:22:17-05:00September 15, 2021|
Dear Friends, This week’s Torah portion is Haazinu, where Moses sings his very last song to God. In his final song, Moses talks about all the blessings that God has given the people and points out that in return for those blessings, they repaid God by doing wicked deeds
By Matt Rissien, Director of Congregational Learning|2021-08-04T11:43:34-05:00August 4, 2021|
Shalom Temple Jeremiah, This is my first opportunity to write a Shabbat Shalom message in the weekly E-Newsletter, so for those I have not yet met, my name is Matt Rissien and I am the new Director of Congregational Learning. Over the past month and a half, I have