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Persevering in the Aftermath of Pittsburgh

For many Jews around the world, Saturday – Shabbat – is a time of reflection and relaxation. Saturday is a moment to take a step back from the hustle and… Read More »

Ongoing Learning

Lippman Kanfer Prize

When our congregants began sharing moments of spiritual pain due to the surrounding decay of democratic norms in America, we responded. We decided to create opportunities to practice the skills… Read More »

Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer is a practice of mindfulness. On the one hand, counting each of the days from Passover until Shavuot seems effortless; sticking with it involves a consciousness, a… Read More »

Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer is a practice of mindfulness. On the one hand, counting each of the days from Passover until Shavuot seems effortless; sticking with it involves a consciousness, a… Read More »

Counting the Omer

Counting the Omer is a practice of mindfulness. On the one hand, counting each of the days from Passover until Shavuot seems effortless; sticking with it involves a consciousness, a… Read More »

Latest Posts

An Invitation to Be Together…

By now, you have probably heard something about VOICE and the large public “action” featuring Governor Northam and Attorney General Herring that is happening on October 21st at Fairfax High… Read More »

Immigration Redux

(photograph by Wellington Rodriguez)   In September 2015, as European countries were building fences and locking train stations because of immigration from Turkey, I gave a sermon and said that… Read More »

Lag B’Omer

What is Lag B’Omer and Why Celebrate It?   In Judaism, we have no shortage of holidays. We have major holidays such as Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Passover… Read More »