Happy Thanksgivukkah!

Friends, According to some, it will be 7,500 years before Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide again as they do tonight and tomorrow! There are, of course, similar themes to these two holidays and when they converge, I suppose our sense of gratitude and appreciation for all of the large and small miracles in our lives, and […]

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Black and White Jerusalem

Friends, Soon I will be welcoming in Shabbat in Jerusalem, the place in the world where you can most taste and feel Shabbat with your whole body.  I have had an extraordinary, wonderful and, as always, complex time here. As I enter my final few days in Israel, I feel so deeply grateful for the […]

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After the Flood- A Prayer

After the Flood: A Prayer By Marc Soloway, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Boulder, CO Out of the depths of the flood waters we cry out to you El Shaddai, to say “dai — enough. It has been enough.” Let the drowning earth dry out once again and show us the reassuring promise of your rainbow! As […]

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Violence – 2nd Day Rosh HaShanah 5774

2nd Day Rosh HaShanah 5774 – Violence Rabbi Marc Soloway  Back in April, I was invited by Father Ted Howard to participate in a discussion at St. John’s Episcopal Church on the theme of violence in scripture.  A light subject as part of the Christian Holy week.  Our religious texts have so much in them […]

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Embracing Doubt – 1st Day Rosh HaShanah 5774

Rosh HaShanah 5774- Day One                                                                                                                                                                                           Embracing Doubt A few years ago, one Shabbat morning in Jerusalem, I was part of  a very popular community called Shirah Chadashah  and I found myself sitting behind two of the greatest contemporary Jewish thinkers,  philosophers of the generation.  Rabbi David Hartman, the influential,  liberal Orthodox founder of the […]

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Eulogy for Kathy Meals

Kathleen Ann Meals Elianna Segulah bat Avraham v’Sarah z”l 8/27/50 – 4/29/13 “Cops and Jews”   “Aishet Chayil mi yimtzah, v’rachok mip’ni’nim michrah.  A woman of valor.  A strong woman, who can find her?  Her worth is above rubies,” says the Book of Proverbs.” Who can find her?  We found one in Kathy Meals; a […]

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Sisterhood Board 11-13

Sisterhood Board – The 2011-2013 Board is as follows: President: Beth Rosenshein Fundraiser: Karyn Schad Past President: Debbie Garelick Gift Shop: Terry Mitzman President-Elect: Open Programs: Tamar Boneh Treasurer: Marilyn Pinsker Publicity: Debbie Maduff Secretary: Paula Erez Trustee 1: Fran Blum Membership: Open Trustee 2: Dagmar Dayan We want to send a heartfelt “thank you” […]

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Of Goats, Chickens and Memory

As I got up to speak to the smallish crowd gathered in shul on the second day of Shavuot this year, which happened to be Memorial Day, I found myself speaking about the surprising joy I have found in milking goats once a week on Sunday mornings and gathering fresh eggs from our Jewish goat […]

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Turkey Talk

I was not brought up with Thanksgiving. Guy Fawkes night on November 5th, with bonfires and fireworks, yes, but Thanksgiving, no. In fact my first exposure to this very American holiday was when I was in Yeshiva in Jerusalem, where a group of American students enjoyed the opportunity to invite a Hungarian, South African and […]

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