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Shabbat Service with Clergy Day Speaker Rabbi David Fox Sandmel

Friday March 27 at 6:00 pm

The 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relation of the [Catholic] Church with Non-Christian Religions) and the major developments in Catholic-Jewish relations during the last 3 papacies.

It’s Now or Never!

His name was Nachshon. His story emerges out of the richness of both Torah and Midrash. The Israelites were on the move, leaving behind the bitterness of slavery. The Egyptian army was rapidly approaching from the rear, and the Reed Sea was in front of them. So our people froze.

And then, Nachshon, an Israelite, walked straight into the Sea.

An act of faith. An act of courage. He took the future into his hands. The Sea split. And the rest is part of the history of Passover. These are the last days in which you can cast your vote for ARZA’s delegation to the World Zionist Congress, that singular parliament of the Jewish People that will convene in Jerusalem in October. On the agenda of the Congress will be items critical not just to Israel’s future, but to the future of our own children and grandchildren in America.

Each of us can be a Nachshon. Cast your vote for ARZA and for Israel’s future as a light unto the nations.  Don’t be indifferent. Don’t for a moment think that your single vote is not important. Want more information? Visit www.reformjews4israel.org. And while you’re there vote the ARZA: Representing Reform Judaism in Israel slate.

Voting concludes April 30th. Remember - our people’s greatest miracles have emerged out of our decisions to shape our own future. There can be no DAYYENU until each of us has voted.

Cast Your Vote for ARZA

Representing Reform Judaism in Israel

Voting in the WZO elections is now OPEN, and you can make your voice heard by voting right now, before the April rush!

The act of voting occurs online through the AZM (American Zionist Movement). By clicking the following here, you will be directed to their website where you can register with the AZM and then cast your vote for ARZA, Representing Reform Judaism.

Kollel: Sunday Series - Rabbi Andrea Weiss

Sunday March 29

How Is This Night Different from All Others?   

Biblical Insights to Enhance Your Seder

Bagels at 9:30 am - Program at 10:00  

Passover Schedule

Friday April 3
Passover Begins at Sundown - hold your First Seder
Friday Shabbat Service will begin at 5:00 pm
(note the earlier service time!)

Saturday April 4 

Shabbat Service & 1st day Passover at 10:30 am

Friday April 10

7th Day Passover/Yizkor Service at 10:00 am 

Shabbat Service at 6:00 pm 

Temple offices are closed in observance of the holidays


Friday, March 27, 2015

From Rabbi Peter Stein

What do we mean when we say “Shabbat Shalom” as a greeting on Friday night or Saturday?

The word Shalom is translated as peace.  So, of course, the greeting is a way of praying that the day will bring an end to violence and suffering.  Some traditions talk about Shabbat as  preview of what the world should and will be one day in the future…day after day filled with peace, harmony, and justice.

There is another sense to the word shalom that I reflect on as I anticipate this coming Shabbat.  Shalom means “complete”.  It carries the nuance of “whole” or “intact.”  So, to wish someone a Shabbat Shalom is to say “may this be a day that is whole, a day where wounds are healed and troubles subside.”  It puts forth a vision of a word where what is broken becomes whole.

This Friday night, we have the extraordinary privilege of hosting Rabbi David Fox Sandmel.  Rabbi Sandmel is a scholar, an author, a professor, and a leader in interfaith and other social justice endeavors.  He is one of the leading experts in Catholic-Jewish relations and one of the foremost authorities on bringing religious groups to places of greater cooperation and understanding.  His work brings shalom…wholeness and peace…into the world.  I look forward to his teaching during the day on Friday at our Clergy Day program and then to his preaching on Friday night during Shabbat worship.  The service will be at 6:00 PM on Friday night.   I hope you will attend and learn from Rabbi Sandmel about building bridges and about the future prospects for interreligious dialogue.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Stein