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D'vrei Torah

Chaiyai Sarah: (Genesis 23:1-25:17) We Need To Be Needed!

This week’s portion presents us again with a wide variety of issues. Yet, the theme, I suggest, that unites them is that of relationships; from their loss to the emergence of ones that are new. [Read more…]

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Kol Bo

Finding North: 30 days of discovery and inspiration in Haifa

Finding North is a month-long live abroad experience in Haifa, Israel. Participants interact with local communities, encounter local innovators and artists, create a personal midrash/life narrative, volunteer, and engage in guided text study. [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning 10/22/2021: Rav Laurie Braun Discussing Mental Health

Rav Laurie Katz Braun, D.Min., a Reform rabbi and director of outreach for the Youth Mental Health Project. The Youth Mental Health Project is a grassroots nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, empower, and support families and communities to better understand and care for the mental health of our youth. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24): Who Will Argue For Justice?

The richness of this week’s portion is evident from the opening verses in which Abraham invites “messengers” into his tent; two mitzvoth emerge from this act; that of hospitality and that of visiting the sick [Read more…]

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Kol Bo

New Poetry from David Jackson

With this post, we inaugurate “Kol Bo,” a new section on JewishSacredAging.com devoted to written contributions of poetry and essays from our community that don’t fit under the headings of our other areas of practice. [Read more…]

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Seekers of Meaning 10/15/2021: Rabbi Michael Perice, Temple Sinai, Cinnaminson, NJ

Rabbi Michael Perice, senior rabbi of Temple Sinai, Cinnaminson, New Jersey, discusses his calling to the rabbinate and his decision to reveal to his congregation his successful battle for recovery from substance abuse. [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Lech L’cha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) The Call From Tomorrow: Go Forth in Faith

The high drama of Genesis continues this week. Lech L’cha offers us a variety of texts to consider. We meet Hagar and the birth of Ishmael and the seeds of conflict between Sarai and Hagar [Read more…]