We are, as a whole, over worked, over stimulated, over extended, over indulged. Judaism has a technology, a tool designed for the job of helping us slow down, re-connect, and remember who we really are – not just workers, but children of God. That technology is called Shabbat. Shabbat is a set of practices that […]
Read 1 Jewish Book We are a highly literate people, and this is a golden age of Jewish literature. Fiction, history, spirituality and mysticism, the arts, culture, language, even graphic novels: think of one topic, and read one book. Our synagogue library is filled with great books, and I’d be very happy to help you […]
I proposed we embrace our Judaism by committing to seven specific acts in the year ahead. I’ll use this space to remind you of them in these intermediary days. The giving of tzedakah is a fundamental Jewish practice. It’s how we know the stereotype of the greedy Jew is a lie. Giving benefits the […]
Whether on your own or as a family, contemplate this list of behaviors. Decide which you can reasonably do, and which you might find nourishing. Bring flowers home on Friday. Share Shabbat Dinner Make it a regular thing Invite friends over Call/Face-time/Skype with special people. Set the table on Friday night/Erev Shabbat with linens and […]
On Rosh Hashanah, I proposed we embrace our Judaism by committing to seven specific acts in the year ahead. I’ll use this space to remind you of them in these intermediary days. ADOPT ONE MIZTVAH Mitzvot are commandments, for centuries the backbone of Jewish culture. We, as post-modern Reform Jews, struggle with the idea of […]
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Rabbi Dean’s Torah Commentary on humility published in the Jewish News June 2019
High Holy Days Schedule Purchase Tickets Tickets are free to members and available to purchase by non-members for $125 per person per holiday. Temple Emanuel members can purchase tickets for additional family members at a discounted rate of $90 per person per holiday. Book of Remembrance The Yom Kippur Memorial Book lists the names of our […]
Year at a Glance 2019-2020 Religious School registration is open for the 2019-20 school year.