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“Between Us” from Rabbi Bazeley

Israel @75 – May 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022

Theodor Herzl once said, אם תרצו, אין זו אגדה; ואם לא תרצו, אגדה היא ואגדה תישאר

“If you will it, it is no dream, but if you don’t will it, it will always remain a dream.” The State of Israel, … Read more...

A Prayer for Peace and A Freedom . . . – April 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022

This note finds you between two different holidays that have various levels of seriousness, but at heart have the same message of freedom. Purim is full of fun and games, silliness and carnivals, and Passover has matzah and maror, slavery … Read more...

Two Years Later . . . – March 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022

Two years ago this March was the last time we had a large group of people in our Temple not wearing masks. It’s hard to imagine that we are now marking the two-year anniversary of our world being turned upside … Read more...

Calling All Techies – February 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022

It was around this time two years ago that our ears started to perk up a little bit more at the mention of this peculiar thing called SARS-CoV-2. What on earth did that stand for and what implications, if any, … Read more...

The Lost Mural – January 2022

Posted on May 12, 2022

A few weeks ago I went on a great journey with our Temple’s Youth Group and I just have to share with you some of what we witnessed together. We found a community with a very similar history to Anshe … Read more...

A Place of Purpose – December 2021

Posted on May 12, 2022

A few of my colleagues and I, as the secular year comes to an end, always come together to reflect on the year that is about to end. In truth, we probably should be doing this before Rosh Hashanah, however … Read more...

Gratitude as a Pandemic (hopefully) Comes to a Close – November 2021

Posted on November 2, 2021

The last Jewish holiday we celebrated was Sukkot/Simchat Torah. Sukkot is our people’s thanksgiving holiday, and up ahead on the horizon is our American civil holiday of Thanksgiving. Beyond the Macy’s Day Parade or eating turkey at a large family … Read more...

On the Cusp of a New Tomorrow – October 2021

Posted on October 6, 2021

Even with all the familiar notes of our High Holy Day Services, even with all the pageantry that remained the same, services this year had a feeling of being different. Certainly all the new technology in the sanctuary was different … Read more...

The Time is Now – September 2021

Posted on October 6, 2021

In just a few days we will be entering into a new Jewish year and it’s hard to believe that we are still dealing with the pandemic. As things were progressing so beautifully in the spring, I could not fathom … Read more...

To New Beginnings – June 2021

Posted on May 31, 2021

By the time you read this, there should hopefully be a definitive plan for coming back together in our Temple. It has been a long and hard 16 months since we last prayed together in the same space. Our motto … Read more...