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Join us on Monday to seal the holiday season

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

On Monday morning at 10am I will lead a service at CBI which will be the formal close, the “seal,” on our holiday season. 260 more words


Lessons From Yizkor

On the day of Shmini Atzeret, Yizkor, the memorial prayer, will be recited.  While it normally is recited on the last day of a Yom Tov, the tradition felt that such a prayer would not comport with the gaiety of Simchat Torah, and it was therefore moved back one day.  261 more words

Shidduch Blog

SERMON: To Thine Own Selfie Be True

Before we get to this year, let me first give you an update about last year. Last year in my Yom Kippur Yizkor sermon dealing with my 70th birthday, I told you that I had bought a watch which you program with some information about your age and your health, and then the watch tells you the present time … and how much time you have left until you die. 167 more words


Yizkor 5776

Remarks at the Fabrangen havurah Yom Kippur yizkor service
in memory of Morton Eisenberg, z”l

Yizkor seems at odds with the rest of the day. Our focus these ten days is a very specific period: the past year, and the year ahead. 1,236 more words

Dvar Tefila

Fears, Goals and Trade-offs: The Makings of a Meaningful Conversation

There’s a story about a man who hoped for his whole life to be in the movies. Years went by, but he never had his chance. 2,179 more words

This Jewish memorial service will no longer be free to attend

GREENACRES — Temple Beth Tikvah, a conservative and egalitarian synagogue on Jog Road, will start charging an admission for  non-members wishing to attend its community… 161 more words


Yizkor remarks - Shavuot and Memorial Day 5775/2015

It is something that happens off and on over the years, this coincidence of Memorial Day and the second day of Shavuot, when we are asked to recited the Yizkor service. 665 more words