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“Between Us” from Rabbi Bazeley

Let’s Welcome Some New Faces – March 2024

Posted on March 8, 2024

This year has been a year of many transitions and retirements, so we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to our new staff. We are so thrilled to have them with us and can’t wait for you to … Read more...

Resilience in Adversity: Navigating Modern Challenges with Ancient Wisdom – February 2024

Posted on January 8, 2024

As I look out at a world which feels more chaotic than ever before, I turn to our history and find comfort as I reflect on how we have found resilience time and time again during moments like these. The … Read more...

Light Leaks – January 2024

Posted on December 26, 2023

As I write to you, I hear the words of many that are commenting on how dark the world feels. What is old news for you but fresh for me is hearing that there was a disturbance on the Rutgers … Read more...

Finding Hope in a Dark World – December 2023

Posted on November 30, 2023

There is nothing quite like celebrating Chanukah in Israel. I still remember with great fondness walking the streets of Jerusalem for my first Chanukah there. Smelling all the various aromas of sufganiyot (special Chanukah doughnuts), tasting all the different specialty … Read more...

A World Torn Upside Down – November 2023

Posted on November 1, 2023

I write to you during an uncertain moment in the life of our people. As I write this note, we are now 18 days after the horrific massacre that took place on October 7th. I pray that by the time … Read more...

The Joys of Sukkot – October 2023

Posted on September 27, 2023

There is a plethora of halakaot and mitzvot that pertain to Sukkot. More so than any other Jewish holiday, including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur combined. Even within those seemingly simple commandments like taking the lulav and etrog and shaking … Read more...

A Fresh Start – September 2023

Posted on September 10, 2023

I think it is safe to say that many of us feel as though from last High Holy Days until this one, the world has become more complicated. There is this sense of chaos and urgency that is being felt … Read more...

A Place of Purpose – June 2023

Posted on May 31, 2023

I always have a bittersweet feeling when it comes to writing the June article for our bulletin. This essentially marks the end of our programmatic year. While the Senior Staff of the Temple is looking towards the future and all … Read more...

Kulanu – All of Us – May 2023

Posted on April 24, 2023

Many years ago, Rabbi Miller did something which wasn’t happening in synagogue religious schools – he said “Yes, we will educate your child.” With that statement, Kulanu was born. A program geared towards helping children with development needs succeed and … Read more...

A Jewish and Democratic State of Israel – April 2023

Posted on March 23, 2023

At services on March 10th, I spoke about how I was wrestling with an Israel that seems to be changing how it treats its non-Orthodox and non-Jewish citizens (if you missed the sermon you can find it on YouTube entitled: Read more...