November 30, 2016
Shabbat with Renowned Composer & Musician, Noah Aronson, on Friday, December 2 @ 6pm
Sponsored by the Miles Jellinek Memorial Fund
“Noah Aronson performs with joy, passion and a rich musicality that connects with audiences, heart-to-heart and soul-to-soul”(Anita Diamant)
We are priviledged to have the extrememly talented composer and vocalist, Noah Aronson, join us for a Shabbat Service. He will enhance our service by collaborating with Makheilah: The RS Choir and our Youth Choir, and by sharing his music.
Join us for a community dinner following the service (RSVP) and a cafe style concert with Noah Aronson.
Listen to Noah’s beautiful “Eileh Chambdah Libi”
November 24, 2016
Discover more Jewish values on raising kids who are responsible, grateful and menschy with money on Tues., Nov 29, when NY Times money columnist Ron Lieber speaks.
When this year’s Slichot speaker, Dr. Dan Gottleib of WHYY hosted his final weekly Voices in the Family last year, he focused the show on gratitude. As callers thanked Dr. Dan for giving them something– courage or patience or thanks… he responded (paraphrased) “I don’t give anyone anything that isn’t already there. It’s about seeing what’s already there.”
Seeing what’s already there– this is Judaism’s approach to Thanksgiving. One Hebrew term for gratitude is “hakarat hatov.” Read the rest of this entry »
October 5, 2016
I’m sick and tired of all this sin and repentance stuff! I know, it’s only Erev Rosh Hashanah, we haven’t even gotten to Yom Kippur yet. But every year, it’s the same thing:
Al chet shechatanu lifanecha…
For the sins I committed against you…
Ashamnu, bagadnu, gazalnu…
We betray, we steal, we scorn…
Enough already; enough beating ourselves up. We literally pound on our chests as we say these words, flagellating ourselves on the inside and out. I’m done.
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