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"Getting Away From It All" - Kol Ami newsletter 11-2-2021

11/02/2021 06:01:21 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

I provide this week a couple of random thoughts, writing this while Fay and I are on vacation. (This is a vacation that wasRead more...

"Their Stories, Our Stories" - Kol Ami newsletter 10-26-2021

10/26/2021 06:01:06 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

This past week, Suzanne Gladney, the director of the Migrant Farmworkers Assistance Fund, informed me of the death of migranRead more...

Welcoming the Stranger - Kol Ami newsletter 10-19-2021

10/19/2021 05:55:06 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

As some of you know, I am on a rotating list of alumni and faculty from my seminary (the Academy for Jewish Religion in New Read more...

"Important Tasks of the Everyday" - Kol Ami newsletter 10-12-2021

10/12/2021 06:01:05 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

This past week, we entered into the month of Heshvan, also known as Mar Heshvan, or Bitter Heshvan. I have joked (albeit notRead more...

"Re-energized for the Work Ahead" — Kol Ami newsletter 10-5-2021

10/05/2021 06:01:06 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

This past Shabbos, attendance for both the Erev Shabbat/Friday-night service and the Saturday-morning study was, in a word, Read more...

"Gathering in Community" - Kol Ami Newsletter 9-28-2021

09/28/2021 06:01:05 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

With Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah celebrated Monday evening and Tuesday of this week — more traditionally observant shulsRead more...

"Chag Sukkot Sameach" - Kol Ami newsletter 9-21-2021

09/21/2021 06:00:21 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

We celebrate Sukkot this week — Z’man Simchateinu, the Season of Our Joy. We are actually commanded toward happiness, a Read more...

Days of Awe - Kol Ami newsletter 9-14-2021

09/14/2021 06:01:05 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

By popular demand, I am relating some of the rituals surrounding Yom Kippur. There are some unique pieces to this Sabbath ofRead more...

"Shanah Tovah U’Metukah" - Kol Ami newsletter 9-6-2021

09/06/2021 04:01:51 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

As we come into the Yamim Noraim/Days of Awe, the 10 days from Rosh Hashanah through Yom Kippur, we confront the challenge Read more...

How We Define Community - Kol Ami newsletter 9-1-2021

09/01/2021 05:01:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in ReviewI had the pleasure this past week of being the Jewish representative on a Habitat for Humanity panel here in Kansas City. ThRead more...

"A Place of Hope" - Kol Ami newsletter 8-24-2021

08/24/2021 05:31:08 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

I met this past week with my Clergy Leadership Incubator cohorts. As a group, we are tasked with envisioning a different andRead more...

Being Our Authentic Selves - Kol Ami newsletter 8-17-2021

08/17/2021 05:59:07 PM


Rabbi's Week in Review

Entering the month of Elul — a time for great introspection and personal reflection leading up to Rosh Hashanah and Yom KiRead more...
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