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31
Dec

Rabbi’s Column January 2019

Shalom All, There is a very famous story in the Talmud about Honi and the carob tree. Honi, in his old age, is seen planting a carob tree by someone […]

29
Nov

President’s Column December 2018

Chag Sameach! Hanukkah begins this Sunday night, and the following Sunday, December 9th at 6 pm, we will be holding our annual Hanukkah dinner! Brian Cohen and his crew will […]

29
Nov

Rabbi’s Column December 2018

Shalom All, The reading of Parashat Miketz, a Torah portion toward the end of the book of Genesis, always coincides with Chanukah and the themes of this section of Torah and the […]

21
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 […]

21
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, […]

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

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 […]

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