December 3, 2022 /

“Between Us” from Rabbi Bazeley

Between Us – March 2020

Posted on February 27, 2020

I have always felt mixed when it comes to the holiday of Purim. On the one hand, it’s a holiday where we celebrate Jewish survival and overcoming the wicked Haman. On the other hand, our victory comes at a significant … Read more...

Between Us – February 2020

Posted on January 31, 2020

Over these past few months, anti-Semitism has become a growing concern for American Jewry. We long for a world of shared compassion and love and, perhaps for a little while, we were able to trick ourselves into believing that hatred … Read more...

Between Us – January 2020

Posted on December 26, 2019

Every five years the Jewish world conducts elections to the World Zionist Organization (WZO). The WZO is the parliament of the Jewish people and a representative body in Israel to determine the allocation of funds by the Jewish Agency for … Read more...

Between Us – December 2019

Posted on December 26, 2019

I always have a feeling of excitement and anticipation as we announce the coming of the month of Kislev during Friday night services just before the new month begins. I feel this excitement because Kislev holds the holiday of Chanukah … Read more...

Between Us – November 2019

Posted on October 29, 2019

It’s hard to imagine that we just celebrated our 160th anniversary! For 160 years we have been living purpose-filled lives here in New Brunswick and have been touching the lives of those who live in our community. We have such … Read more...

Between Us – October 2019

Posted on September 26, 2019

With the beginning of October comes the beginning of our new year 5780. I find myself now looking back over 5779, and I find myself recalling many of the wonderful events and programs we had last year, all the classes … Read more...

Between Us – June 2019

Posted on June 2, 2019

Dear Friends,

By now you have all received the news that Cantor Anna West Ott is retiring and becoming our first Cantor Emerita. For over two decades, Cantor Ott has been putting her musical thumbprint on our congregation and has … Read more...

Between Us – May 2019

Posted on May 6, 2019

As we enter the month of May, we find ourselves heavily seeped in the season of rebirth. Nature is returning to us with vibrant colors after a winter of cold grayness. As we are experiencing the rebirth of nature outside … Read more...

Between Us – April 2019

Posted on March 31, 2019

I find the Passover Seder to be such a fascinating ritual. Passover is the single most observed holiday in all of world Jewry.  Here at the Temple, we don’t even hold Shabbat Services when they line up with the first-night … Read more...

Between Us – January 2019

Posted on December 27, 2018

As you are reading this, we will be or have just welcomed in a new secular year. 2018 is behind us, and now we look out at 2019 with the promise and hope in a grander tomorrow. Besides just wishing … Read more...