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 […]
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 […]
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Shanah tovah! I wish you a good and healthy New Year. May it be as sweet as apples and honey. It’s not very Jewish to wish each other a Happy New Year, although we do it. It’s not very Jewish because we’re realists: no one has a fully happy year, let alone week or even […]
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It’s been six years since the Butwin family was murdered, but I can remember the events of that day perfectly. I remember the growing horror as the facts began to emerge: a member of our synagogue had killed his wife and three children, and then took his own life. I remember feeling empty, heart-broken, and […]
The words of Kohelet, son of David, king in Jerusalem: One generation goes, another comes, but the earth remains the same forever. The sun rises, and the sun sets – and glides back to where it rises. All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full; to the place from which they […]