10:30 AM – Shacharit Service Please join us for a Shabbat morning service led by John Jones. Service followed by an Oneg lunch. Temple Shalom will provide an entree. Please bring a vegetable, salad or dessert to share. No meat please.
(This speech was given at the vigil in Yakima Washington shortly after the attack on Chabad of Poway) We have come together again and sorrow. I see many of the same faces. Getting the best of ways, we have to stop meeting like this. B’Ezrat HaShem, In Sh’Allah, G-d willing, this should be the last […]
This week I want to talk about words, and how they affect both us, and the world around us. וַיִּרְא֣וּ אֶחָ֗יו כִּֽי־אֹת֞וֹ אָהַ֤ב אֲבִיהֶם֙ מִכָּל־אֶחָ֔יו וַֽיִּשְׂנְא֖וּ אֹת֑וֹ וְלֹ֥א יָכְל֖וּ דַּבְּר֥וֹ לְשָׁלֹֽם׃ “And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of his brothers, they hated him so that they could not […]
Vayishlach is in a word, huge. At 153 verses it covers an extremely wide field of events. It recounts Yaakov’s return to Eretz Israel, his wrestling match with an angel, his interaction with Esav, the story of Dinah bat Leah (the only recorded daughter of the Patriarchs), and the death of Rachel. While I look […]
Eileh toldot Yitzchak. These are the generations of Isaac. We’ve already seen Parshas Noach start the same way. Eileh toldot Noach. Rashi, amongst other commentators interpret the word toldot, generally meaning descendants, 3 ways. There is the surface meaning, their physical children. Eileh toldot Yitzchak…Esav v’Yaakov. On the surface, these are the descendants of Isaac, […]
Temple Shalom’s Response to the Pittsburgh Shooting. This speech was delivered by our Temple President at the interfaith Memorial Service- 11/8/18 Good evening everyone. Thank you for coming. Saturday, October 27th, 2018, marks the worst attack on on American Jewry in US history. Eleven congregants were shot by a man, who made a choice to […]