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TEMPLE TALK | NOVEMBER 18

11/23/2022 12:34:50 PM

Nov23

Rabbi Batsheva Appel

Rabbi David Wolpe, a Conservative rabbi in Los Angeles, author, and commentator on the Torah, posted this statement on Facebook this week: 

“A good life is lived in three time zones: with honor to the past, fidelity to the future and effortful appreciation in the present. To neglect any...Read more...

TEMPLE TALK | NOVEMBER 4

11/10/2022 10:05:13 AM

Nov10

Rabbi Batsheva Appel

Sometimes we see something that everyone else misses. And sometimes we miss something that is obvious to everyone else.  

In the news this week was a story about the unfinished Mondrian work, “New York City I”, which currently is in a museum in Dusseldorf, Germany. The question raised by an Italian artist is whether the work, which is a canvas layered with red, blue, yellow and black lines of tape in his very clear style, is...Read more...

TT: FROM THE PULPIT | OCTOBER 23

11/07/2022 04:11:54 PM

Nov7

Rabbi Deana Sussman Berezin

Last week, Jewish people around the world celebrated the festival of Sukkot. During this time, we read from Ecclesiastes. Here, we learn that “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die...A time to week and a time to laugh, a time to grieve and a time to dance…A time for war and a time for peace” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). 

For a...Read more...

TEMPLE TALK | OCTOBER 28

11/01/2022 02:57:54 PM

Nov1

Rabbi Batsheva Appel

When it comes to gifts for young children, Noah’s ark is a favorite.  We decorate children’s bedrooms with Noah’s ark.  We buy children’s books about Noah’s ark.  We give them play sets of Noah’s ark.  It might be because it is a bible story that everyone knows.  It might be because it is a story that has so many animals in it.  And it is very easy to buy things pertaining to Noah’s ark for...Read more...

RAciAL JUSTICE REFLECTION

10/28/2022 01:08:26 PM

Oct28

During Shabbat Service on October 28, we revisited some social justice work we’ve done in the past year on dismantling racism. Some of the initial members who participated in a workshop called “Building Racial Stamina” shared reflections on their participation. Rabbi Berezin presented a sermon on the topic of racial justice.

We are preparing to start our next round of the workshop and will be looking for new participants....Read more...

Mon, November 28 2022 4 Kislev 5783