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10 Nisan 5780 – Tzav

Dearest Kehilla Another week has passed, another week of uncertainty as to where the world is headed. I hope you are all managing during this difficult time and I ask

12 Sivan 5770 – Nasso

How do we inject new feeling into the daily, and sometimes repetitive, actions of life? The Torah portion of this week, Naso, contains over three columns of repetition when it

9 Adar II 5779 – Vayikra

I take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy Purim and I hope to see you at the many events that our Shul will be hosting this

2 Adar II 5779 – Pekudei

We had a fabulous weekend last Shabbat with a sold-out Shabbat dinner and a stimulating talk by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach! This week, I would like us to consider the following.

18 Adar 1 5779 – Ki Sisa

Beginning Afresh This week we will recount the dramatic story about the aftermath of the golden calf saga and the process of conciliation and forgiveness. "Zeh Yitenu" ("this they

11 Adar 1 5779 – Tetzaveh

How to increase your love How do we increase our love towards another person? How do we enrich our relationships between spouses, family members and friends? It comes down

4 Adar 1 5779 – Terumah

From our earliest history as a people and as a nation, we have been defined by the concept of Terumah. Terumah refers to the offerings or contributions that we have

27 Shevat 5779 – Mishpatim

A lesson in Empathy While slavery is widely seen as abhorrent today, the Torah (Parashat Mishaptim), some three thousand years ago, already contained an ethical code towards the treatment

20 Shevat 5779 – Yitro

Delivering our message effectively It is startling. We will read this week in Shule how the Jewish nation receives the Torah at Mount Sinai. Yet the very first word

13 Shevat 5779 – Beshalach

How can we restore ourselves during times of immense pressure and stress? When G-d created the universe, He consulted the angels: “Should I bestow upon the human race the