From the Rabbi

July 12, 2018 I have been away from my children, on and off, for about two weeks. A quirk of our summer schedules, they’ve been at home in New Jersey,… read more

June 28, 2018 In the 1st century BCE, the world of Jewish thought and law was divided between those who followed the teachings of Rabbi Shammai and those who were… read more

June 21, 2018 There’s a rabbinic teaching that God has two thrones: a Throne of Justice and a Throne of Mercy. From the first, God dispenses strict judgments of our… read more

June 14, 2018 Education has always been a fundamental Jewish value.  Our Torah proclaims: “V’shinantam l’vanecha,”  “You shall teach [the words of Torah] diligently onto your children” (Deuteronomy 6:7).  Whether… read more

June 7, 2014 The work has been done. The votes have been held. The papers have been signed. After many years of positioning our congregation for the future, and several… read more

May 1, 2018 For the past several years, we have been a community in transition. We have been a community on a journey together to the next chapter of our… read more

April 3, 2018 Yesterday marked 50 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on a hotel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King was in that southern city… read more