Shabbat Reminder

Chevre, a quick reminder that this coming Shabbat morning we’ll discuss the question: should our religious growth proceed from mind to deed, reason to action, or vice-versa?  Additionally, Chris will share his spiritual journey. Gail and Chris W will host at...

Changes to the Va’ad (Leadership Group)

As most of you know, Mark and Shari Rangell have moved to sunny Las Vegas.  Both of them have been long-standing members of the va’ad and have added immeasurably over the years to our growth, strength and energy. Shari stepped down from the va’ad last...

To Be Pharaoh, or Slaves of Pharaoh?

Chevre, I am deep into it – preparing for the B’Chavana seder, preparing for my own. Themes of liberation and freedom dominate my thoughts. Making these ancient messages live once again for my friends and family predominate. This, of course, at a time when so...

The Chicken & The Egg: Which Comes First, Deed or Creed?

Chevre, This coming Shabbat morning we’ll begin looking forward to Pesah.  The first major set of mitzvot appear in the exodus story, leading Maimonides to raise the question: should our religious growth proceed from mind to deed, reason to action, or...

Security Steps @ B’Chavana

Chevre: As we are all very much aware, there is a very concerning and real increase in anti-Semitic activities, manifested in a wave of bomb threats to Jewish facilities as well as vandalism to Jewish cemeteries.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be abating...
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