December 3, 2022 /

“Between Us” from Rabbi Bazeley

Chazak, Chazak, V’Nitchazek – May 2021

Posted on May 8, 2021

In our tradition, when we finish one book of the Torah, we say the phrase, chazak, chazak, v’nitchazek, which essentially means that as we finish one book of Torah, we ask that it give us strength as we move forward … Read more...

Love and the Meaning of Life – April 2021

Posted on April 6, 2021

For several years now, Scott Fried has been a special guest of our Religious School. He has a unique way about him as he helps our teens and their parents navigate an ever-changing and often scary world. In his years … Read more...

Passover; A Call To Let The Oppressed Go Free – March 2021

Posted on April 6, 2021

Passover is rich in social justice themes. It is impossible to study the Jewish story of redemption and not feel compelled to eradicate injustice in the world today. Among the primary social justice themes found in the Exodus story and … Read more...

Crazy Train – February 2021

Posted on February 4, 2021

About a month or so ago I was leading a pastoral care check-in call with some of the parents of the religious school. Rabbi Glasser and Cantor Stanton joined me on the call as we helped parents wrestle with what … Read more...

Chazak Chazak V’Nitchazek – January 2021

Posted on January 18, 2021 Chazak Chazak V’Nitchazek ~ Be strong, Be Strong, and Let Us Be Strengthened This year January 1st falls on a Friday and the Torah portion for the Shabbat of New Years is Parashat Va-y’chi, which is the final Torah Portion… Read more...

Embracing The Festival of Lights – December 2020

Posted on November 30, 2020

I have heard the phrase “Pandemic Fatigue” used many times over the last few weeks. People are ready for this pandemic to be over and want everything to go back to normal. The only problem with that is that COVID-19 … Read more...

Between Us – November 2020

Posted on October 31, 2020

I’ll be honest with you, there will be a lot of forces in our country that’ll be trying to pull us apart this November. This election has been one of the most vicious cycles that I can remember and I’m … Read more...

Between Us – October 2020

Posted on October 1, 2020

If I were to use this Between Us to list out all of the mitzvot/commandments, laws, and rituals for Sukkot, this bulletin would win a world record for length. If one were to take a guess as to which holiday, … Read more...

Between Us – Summer 2020

Posted on June 30, 2020

I hope the summer finds you all well and healthy. At Anshe Emeth, we are already starting to gear up for the High Holy Days. By now, you have probably heard that we will not be holding services in person. … Read more...

Between Us – June 2020

Posted on May 26, 2020

For the past several months now, we have been living with the uncertainty of Covid-19. Speaking personally, I have grappled greatly with how I should approach it. It is hard to live constantly in a world of fear and despair, … Read more...