“What would you do if you woke up one morning, to find a huge swastika spray-painted on your garage or front door? How would you react?” That was a question posted in one of the rabbinic list-serve discussion boards to…Read More
In the more traditional and Orthodox prayer books, there is a paragraph that Jewish men are supposed to recite every morning. It declares the following: “Baruch atah Adonai E.M.Ha.O she’lo asani eesha,” “Blessed are you, Adonai our God, King of…Read More
I was just sitting down to drink my morning coffee back in California, trying to wake up at 6:00 am, when my sister called me from Israel—unusually early. “I wonder if she got the time difference wrong again?” I thought…Read More
I’d like to wake you all up this morning with a funny short story I’ve recently read on Facebook: “A man decides to stop using social media. Instead he’s determined to make friends without the benefit of Facebook, but still…Read More
“Much have I learned from my teachers, more from my colleagues, but most from my students,” says the Talmud. As a rabbi and teacher, my students often ask questions that stump me. Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE it! Being…Read More
In the September-October Bulletin you’ll find:
• High Holiday schedule of services.
• Rabbi Meeka’s “Cheshbon Ha’Nefesh – 8 Spiritual Meditations of the Soul.”
• The first “President’s Message” from incoming temple President Joan Gottlieb.
• The first “Educator’s Message” from incoming Educator, Marian Kleinman.
• And much more!
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The High Holidays represent a special time to connect with the Jewish community. Through the EZ Key program, synagogues in the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey area are saying “Welcome” to new members of the community (who have lived in our community for two years or less) by offering High Holiday tickets.
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