This week holds a very powerful place in the heart of almost every Israeli: it is the week between the Holocaust Memorial, Yom Ha’Shoa, and Yom Ha’Zikaron, Memorial Day for slain Israeli soldiers and victims of terror attacks. Both commemoration…Read More
On a Facebook Jewish Women’s clergy group the other day, someone posted the question, “Are you counting the Omer? Why/why not?” My response, “No, No. It’s an old custom/ritual that simply doesn’t speak to me…and since my congregants don’t seem…Read More
Does Moses’ name appear in the Passover Haggadah? Are we still subject to enslavement? These questions and more in the Rabbi’s Blog will help you have a happy and thoughtful Passover.Read More
Highlight photos of Rabbi Meeka’s 2018 tour of Israel.
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My Dear Congregants, Before we leave for our Israel trip, please allow me a few moments of your time by reading this message: Friday is here. Everyone is busy planning for the long weekend, the celebratory “Presidents’ Day,” coming up…Read More
What if we are the pharaohs?
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How 3 Rabbis from very different backgrounds have come together and listen to each other.
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This is NOT a sermon about politics. Last year on November 9th, I woke up early from a restless night’s sleep and immediately ran to my computer to check the results of the previous night’s presidential elections. My email reaction…Read More
On July 14th this year, Jason Shames, Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, sent the following note: “Dear Friends, As many of you know, I am not a fan of former Pink Floyd bassist and front…Read More
Boker tov, and again, Shana Tovah! As some of you may already know, in June I was accepted as a member into the Central Conference of American Rabbis, or in short – the CCAR, which is the Reform Movement’s Rabbinic…Read More