Category Archives: Shabbat

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Matot-Masei

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 Addie Lentzner to Torah as a bat mitzvah.

This week we’re reading Matot-Masei. 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:  Matot-Masei at the URJ.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Pinchas.

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 Pinchas. If you’d like to read some commentaries on this week’s Torah portion, here are a few:

And here’s a d’var Torah from my friend and colleague Rabbi Evan Krame of The Jewish Studio: Take the Wheel.

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

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov; looking forward to Shabbat Balak

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

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

This week we’re reading Balak. 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 Rabbi David, who visited us in late June: The Devil You Know.

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

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov, chodesh tov, looking forward to Shabbat Chukat

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Also chodesh tov, a happy new month to you. We are entering the new lunar month of Tamuz. Here are some teachings about the month of Tamuz and the summer solstice [pdf].

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

This week we’re reading Chukat. 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: Chukat at the URJ.

Join us on Shabbat morning for a celebration of Shabbat and summertime!

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat Korach and a special visit from Rabbi David!

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

Join us on  Shabbat morning at 9:30am for a special Summer Shabbat morning Service led by Rabbi Rachel and Rabbi David Evan Markus!

This week we’re reading Korach. 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 Rabbi David: How To Fall On Your Face (The Spiritual Lessons of Leadership.)

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

Join us on Shabbat morning for a celebration of Shabbat and summertime!

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel

Save the Date for a Special Summer Shabbat With Rabbi Rachel and Rabbi David

Save the date: there’s a special summer Shabbat coming up soon!

On Saturday, June 24 — the Shabbat morning closest to the summer solstice, the longest day of the year — Shabbat morning services will be co-led by Rabbi Rachel and Rabbi David Evan Markus. On that morning, the d’var Torah will be given by our very own Board member Steven Green, chair of Spiritual Life.

Weather permitting, we might aim to daven outdoors as we’ve done in the past. One way or another, expect a joyous, harmony-filled, musical morning during which we’ll celebrate Shabbat and the sweetness of summertime!

Shavua tov! Looking forward to Shabbat B’ha’alot’kha

Shavua tov — a good new week to you!

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

This week we’re reading B’ha’alot’kha. 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: The Reason for Patience.

And here are commentaries from the URJ:  B’ha’alot’kha at the URJ.

Blessings to all,

Rabbi Rachel