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14
Nov

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Monday, November 19th, 7:00 PM First Lutheran Church 1000 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids Keynote Speaker: Lori Erickson, Religion and Travel Writer “The Transformative Power of […]

02
Nov

President’s Column November 2018

Shalom, The Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh was attacked last Saturday during Shabbat services. The shocking and heartbreaking deaths of 11 victims may prompt us to wonder how safe […]

02
Nov

Rabbi’s Column November 2018

Shalom All, Each morning, when a Jew prays, he/she is expected to sing the words “Mah tovu ohalecha Yaacov mishkinotecha Yisrael. – How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, […]

02
Nov

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Monday, November 19th, 7:00 PM First Lutheran Church 1000 3rd Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids Keynote Speaker: Lori Erickson, Religion and Travel Writer “The Transformative Power of […]

27
Sep

President’s Column October 2018

Happy Fall and Chag Sameach! It was great to see everyone who joined us for High Holiday services. Both Traditional and Reform services went well and we had a record […]

27
Sep

Rabbi’s Column October 2018

Shana Tova, As we all know, our major focus during the High Holy Days is repentance and atonement. Our job, during these days is to evaluate how we did during […]

31
Aug

President’s Column September 2018

Shanah Tovah! In just over a week, we say goodbye to 5778 and welcome the new year, 5779. Join us in hearing the shofar and dipping apples with honey to […]

31
Aug

Rabbi’s Column September 2018

Shana Tovah Everyone, Rabbi Akiva, the great First Century sage, used to tell a particular story to his students. It was about a fox, a very clever fox, who thought he […]

21
Aug

President’s Column August 2018

Shalom! August is upon us, and it’s that time of year to start getting ready to go back to school! Religious school, that is. We have a teacher in-service this […]

21
Aug

Rabbi’s Column August 2018

Shalom All, It’s hard to believe that summer has nearly come and gone. It’s already August and the High Holy Days are just around the corner (Rosh Hashanah begins on September […]

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