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TEMPLE TALK | JULY 12

07/19/2024 09:12:34 AM

Jul19

Noa Gilbert

 

A year ago, Rabbi Berezin and I sat down to workshop this Pride sermon. She said “You could talk about the legislative session,” and I said, “Absolutely not.” I needed time to figure out how to talk about it, first, so this is the sermon that I’ve spent a year figuring out how to write.

The 2023 session included attacks on drag performance, gender-affirming healthcare, and abortion access. Because of the sheer...Read more...

TEMPLE TALK | JULY 5

07/17/2024 04:09:14 PM

Jul17

Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin

 

During Shabbat Evening Service, Rabbi Berezin spoke about the Jewish community’s roots in America and how a Rhode Island congregation welcomed George Washington to their community in the late 1700s and Washington’s response to them. Together with the congregation, they studied the texts together and took some lessons and historical perspectives from it. You can find the documents mentioned above...Read more...

TEMPLE TALK | JUNE 21

06/25/2024 09:22:45 AM

Jun25

Cantor Joanna Alexander

 

During Shavuot, I taught from Rabbi Donniel Hartman’s book “Who Are the Jews and What Can We Become?” As a brief summary of the themes, Rabbi Hartman is teaching about qualities within communities, the qualities of Pluralism, Tolerance, and what he calls deviant. Each of these qualities must be in balance with each other for a community to be in a healthy relationship with itself. Too much pluralism and you have moved to...Read more...

TEMPLE TALK | MAY 24

05/29/2024 04:19:42 PM

May29

Cantor Joanna Alexander

 

Did you ever have a week where it felt like everything was leading to basically the same conversation or the same point? Well, this week was like that for me. I got the opportunity to start reading yet another new book (I’m now in the middle, ok just finished the first chapter, of about 5 books at the same time), and once again a theme emerged. Values in conflict or at least in need of balance.  

Rabbi Donniel...Read more...

TEMPLE TALK | MARCH 15

03/21/2024 02:56:18 PM

Mar21

Cantor Joanna Alexander

This week's Torah portion Pekudei closes the final chapters of Exodus, with the conclusion of the building of the Mishkan, when all the instructions have been followed Torah says: 

When Moses had finished the work, the cloud covered the Tent of Meeting, and the Presence...Read more...

Fri, July 19 2024 13 Tammuz 5784