Rabbi's Blog

November 2016

Rabbi’s Letter Dear Friends, I write to you the morning after the election.  Trump will be our next president.  It should not be surprising that I am deeply disappointed and troubled at this turn of events, and concerned for our country’s racial, ethnic, religious, and cultural minorities. For me, this moment brings us three great […]

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September 2016

Dear Friends, The High Holidays are a time of sacred possibility.  We imagine that despite the habits and shortcomings that have held us back in the past, this year, we have the capacity to be different.  This year, we have the capacity to be our best selves, to forge the best relationships we can, create […]

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August 2016

Rabbi’s Letter Violence and Hatred in America: A Jewish Response Dear Friends, In last week’s Torah portion, Parashat Balak, King Balak sends his prophet Bilaam to curse the Israelites. Bilaam tries three times, and each time, with the intervention of an angel and a talking donkey, Bilaam winds up blessing the Israelites instead. Then, at […]

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June 2016

Rabbi’s Letter Emor and social action Dear Friends, Happy summer! As you know, our community is in the process of choosing our social action focus for the next year.  We have narrowed it down to two choices: homelessness or climate change.  In this letter, I will present how confronting each these issues is deeply rooted […]

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May 2016

Rabbi’s Letter by Margie Klein Admitting Our Mistakes Dear Friends, I want to share a teaching I read from Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, former Chief Rabbi of England, which I spoke about this past Shabbat.  Rabbi Sacks publishes the sermons he has given every week for the past several years under a series called “Covenant […]

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