Category Archives: Shabbat

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Bamidbar!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Rachel — where we will call Emma Sandstrom to Torah as a bat mitzvah!

This week we’re reading Bamidbar. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s a d’var Torah from my friend and colleague Rabbi David Evan Markus: In the Wilderness: How to Receive Torah.

And here are commentaries from the URJ: B’midbar at the URJ.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Emor.

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Jarah Greenfield.

This week we’re reading Emor. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

Here’s a d’var Torah from my friend and colleague Rabbi Jennifer Singer, shared through ALEPH: Learning to see beyond the physical.

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Emor at the URJ.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov; looking forward to Shabbat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Lori Shaller.

This week we’re reading Acharei Mot-Kedoshim. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim at the URJ.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov; looking forward to Shabbat Tazria-Metzora

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services.

This week we’re reading Tazria-Metzora. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Tazria-M’tzora at the URJ.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

This just in: contemplative Shabbat this weekend

Here’s an addendum to this week’s post about Shabbat services:

This Shabbat (April 22)

the CBI Spiritual Life committee

and Rabbi Rachel

invite you into a deep, sweet Shabbat

of contemplation and chant

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Contemplative Shabbat Morning Service

April 22 / 26 Nisan, 9:30am

Join us in going deep into silence and song.

Though we will be praying only selected “pearls” from the liturgy,

we will recite mourner’s kaddish in full.

Shavua tov, moadim l’simcha, looking forward to Shabbat Shemini!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

And: moadim l’simcha — wishing you a festival of rejoicing on these days of Pesach!

Monday is the seventh day of Pesach, the day when tradition says we crossed the sea. (For more on this, see: The seventh day: crossing the sea.) Join us at 10am for a short meditative and poetic service with Yizkor led by Rabbi Pam Wax, a chance to remember our beloved dead.

Also join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services. This week we’re reading Shemini. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

 

And here are commentaries from the URJ: Shmini at the URJ.

Wishing everyone a sweet and liberating continuation of Pesach —

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Pesach and to Shabbat Shirah!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you.

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Lori Shaller.

This week is Pesach, so our Torah reading will be the reading for the Shabbat which falls during Pesach. It will also be Shabbat Shirah (the “Shabbat of Song”)! If you’d like to read some commentaries on Torah and Pesach, here are a few:

Hopefully you’ve already RSVP’d for tomorrow night’s Second Night Community Seder. If not, please do so immediately — we’ve already set up tables (thank you Jen Burt!) and we need an accurate count.

If you’re still looking for a haggadah for Pesach, here is a link to mine, which is available as a free download: Velveteen Rabbi’s Haggadah for Pesach.

Wishing everyone a sweet and liberating Pesach —

Rabbi Rachel