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In My Own Words: Rediscovering music of the past by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Without her voice, I don’t know if I would have made it through high school. That’s not totally accurate: it was both her music and lyrics combined with that awesome voice that made it possible. But I do remember the very first time I heard her sing. I bought her album after looking at i…

From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitude 10/9

Socially distant, but spiritually connected: that is the theme of this year’s Annual Campaign. In choosing a theme, we knew the landscape of COVID would have to be acknowledged. We have all heard these sound bites recently: “we are all in this together” and “this is an unprecedented …

In My Own Words: Anger by Rabbi Rachel Esserman

There is an enormous amount of anger boiling across the United States. Some people are angry at what they see as restrictions on their rights to act, think or behave as they wish. Others are angry because they don’t believe they have the same protection under the law due to their skin colo…

Who’s the king here? by Rabbi Moshe Shmaryahu

By Rabbi Moshe Shmaryahu

This epidemic demands from us not only medical and economic coping, but also spiritual morality. From the heights of the power and might of the hand of modern man – from the illusion that there is no other besides him and that he is truly omnipotent – his short-…

From the Desk of the Federation Executive Director: With gratitude 9/11/20

By Shelley Hubal

I have a quote on my fridge. Written on what is now an old, stained sticky note, it has been there for years. I heard it during a podcast, scribbled it down and impulsively stuck it up. I have looked at these words countless times over the years, taking direction from them.…