Author: Rabbi Margie

Rabbi Margie’s Farewell Message

Monday, October 8, 2018
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

8/24/2018 Falling in Love Seven years ago I stood before you for the first time – one month after receiving rabbinic ordination, one month before meeting Jeremy and beginning the journey that led me to have my own family.  I had become a rabbi to do faith-based social justice work, and assumed I would be […]

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This Summer, Support Those Not Feeling Too Sunny

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

I hope this season of blooming and warming is allowing you to spend more time outside, breathe a little slower, and soak up the sun. Yet, even as imminent summer activities urge us to be carefree, LIFE is still happening, sometimes in challenging ways.  While some of us may be romping in fields of dandelions […]

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March 2017

Saturday, March 4, 2017
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

Rabbi’s Letter Dear friends, I hope you are well! As many of you have likely heard, I suffered from a bad fall in early January, and have been healing from a concussion and skull fracture ever since. This experience has been challenging and sometimes scary, but has also made me appreciate our community even more. For […]

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January 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

Rabbi’s Letter Practice Self Care: It’s a Mitzvah! Dear Friends, Happy 2017!  If you are like me and millions of other Americans, you have recently made New Year’s resolutions.  According to NBC News, the top eight most popular categories of 2017 resolutions focused on self-care.  As I made my own resolution to go to sleep […]

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December 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

Dear Friends, Today was the first snow.  I woke early for a work trip, and amidst my rushing out to the car, I noticed how quiet the world had become. I stopped for a minute and stared up at the sky as the snowflakes swirled around me, and I felt grateful that nature had reminded me […]

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November 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

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

Monday, September 5, 2016
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

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

Monday, July 11, 2016
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Posted By: Rabbi Margie

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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