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A Taste of Life

02/20/2018 02:09:34 PM

Feb20

The clergy and others in the Temple Shalom community offer their thoughts about Judaism and life in the weekly Taste of Life, a staple of the Thursday newsletter.

Seeking real justice, a moment of silence

02/18/2018 12:29:23 PM

Feb18

By Rabbi Laura J. Abrasley
I drive my son to school most mornings. I am not exactly a morning person, but it is often the highlight of my day. The short ride is filled with precious moments of giggling, loud pop music and real conversation. As we pull into the circular drop-off loop, he gathers...Read more...

Praying with our feet and healing the world

02/09/2018 03:11:09 PM

Feb9

By Andrea Levinsky
“When we heed the call for justice, we are praying with our feet.”
At URJ Biennial, I heard Rabbi Joe Black sing his song, “Praying With Our Feet,” which is part of a new CD “Together As One: New Songs for Social Justice.” Based on a famous quote by Rabbi Abraham Joshua...Read more...

Inclusion Month: honoring differences

02/02/2018 02:53:56 PM

Feb2

By Emily Kieval
“For  my house shall be a house of prayer for all people” (Isaiah 56:5).

 At Temple Shalom, we are proud of our longstanding commitment to being a place where all are welcome.
Each February, along with Jewish communities around the world, we celebrate...Read more...

Learning from others and loving Passover

01/29/2018 02:04:28 PM

Jan29

By Lynda Schwartz
I know from my own experience that preparing for Passover and hosting a Seder can be very intimidating, especially if you didn’t grow up Jewish.
When I was a newlywed, I wasn’t Jewish, but I wanted to support my husband Jay’s Passover observance. I knew that some people...Read more...

The Secret recipe

01/18/2018 10:23:13 AM

Jan18

By Cantor Peter Halpern
Have you ever wondered why a tablespoon of sugar, some vanilla, flour, a raw egg and a handful of chocolate chips just doesn’t taste as good as a chocolate chip cookie? I, for one, have never tried to eat the ingredients separately, and I imagine I’m not alone. Most of us have times...Read more...

Deepening our understanding

01/12/2018 10:30:15 AM

Jan12

By Rabbi Allison Berry
During the month of January, both Rabbi Abrasley and I celebrate milestone birthdays. Yes, I have heard the jokes about being “over the hill,” and I am now used to fending off questions about degenerating eyesight. But as these important dates approach, despite my own personal anxiety...Read more...

Fri, February 23 2018 8 Adar 5778