Jul
11
2017

The Value of…Authenticity

Rabbi Adam Lutz

Authenticity             I am so excited to officially join the community at TEBH! Leading up to this moment many people have asked me: “How will your journey to this point in your life in uence your leadership as Rabbi Educator?” This question gives me reason to pause and re ect on my journey… Read more »

Jul
06
2017

Dear Rabbi: What are We Preparing for in the Month of Elul?

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

Dear Rabbi                 Every year you offer “Elul Preparation Classes” at Temple Emanuel. What are we preparing for, and why during Elul? Sincerely, – Too Elul for School       Dear Too Elul for School,               During the month of Elul, Jewish tradition provides several preparatory words, symbols, and actions leading… Read more »

Jan
15
2017

Dear Rabbi: Last Week Someone Told Me I Wasn’t Jewish

Rabbi Jonathan Aaron

Dear Rabbi…                                Rabbi, my father is Jewish and my mother is Christian, I went to religious school, had a bat-mitzvah, and my whole life I’ve had Shabbat dinner at home with my family and friends on Friday nights. Last week someone told me I wasn’t Jewish, is that… Read more »

Nov
16
2016

Dear Rabbi: I’m Finding Myself So Busy…

Rabbi Sarah Bassin

Dear Rabbi… I’m finding myself so busy, with work emails, to-do lists, meetings, and family time—I’m not making any time for any sort of meditation or re ection for myself. Is there any way to infuse a little spirituality so I can start my day on the right foot, without taking a ton of time? … Read more »

Nov
10
2016

Prayer of the Month: Modim

Cantor Lizzie Weiss

When I was a student, a rabbi once asked my class, “What is the BEST prayer in the prayer book?” Fellow students yelled out:                                      “Shma!” “Kaddish!” “Shalom Rav!”                                                 After entertaining everyone’s ideas, he paused and said, “I’ll tell you what the most important prayer in the prayer book is!” We all leaned in anticipatin the… Read more »