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Fasting as a Humanist on Yom Kippur
(adapted from my book, The Humanist Prayer Omnibus.) I fast on Yom Kippur. Fasting is…
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For everything there is a season
It is so hard to believe that next week the fall season will officially begin.…
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Counting the Days
We are doing a lot of counting these days. We count the sick and we…
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Ecclesiastes and Endurance
We have been in lock-down for seven weeks. Seven weeks of not hugging friends. Seven…
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High Holiday Services 2020: Yom Kippur

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On September 28th, 2020, we had our first ever online Yom Kippur service. Watch a recording of the service:  To see upcoming events or watch them live, check out…

High Holiday Services 2020: Kol Nidre

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On September 27th, 2020, we had our first ever online Kol Nidre service. Watch a recording of the service: To see upcoming events or watch them live, check out our…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Isabel Kaplan

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Isabel Kaplan Rosh Hashana 2020 When I was asked last night to prepare some thoughts about the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg I immediately concluded that I…
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Fasting as a Humanist on Yom Kippur

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(adapted from my book, The Humanist Prayer Omnibus.) I fast on Yom Kippur. Fasting is difficult.  Although the long-term health effects of fasting for one day are virtually non-existent, one…
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High Holiday Services 2020: Rosh Hashanah

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On September 19th, 2020, we had our first ever online Rosh Hashanah service. Watch an edited recording of the service: To see upcoming events or watch them live, check out…

Shabbat Cultural Program: Italian Jewish authors

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On September 4th, 2020, we had the honor and pleasure of having a guest speaker: Professor Nancy Harrowitz, who was gracious enough to allow us to share a recording of…
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For everything there is a season

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It is so hard to believe that next week the fall season will officially begin. On the eve of September, we look forward with apprehension to a disruptive fall season.…
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Cultural Program: An Experience of Secular Yiddish in Israel

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On August 16th, 2020, we had the honor and pleasure of having a guest speaker: Melody Barron, who was gracious enough to allow us to share a recording of her…

Shabbat Cultural Program: Jews, Comics, and the Creation of the Superhero

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On August 14th, 2020, we had the honor and pleasure of having a guest speaker: Danny Fingeroth, who was gracious enough to allow us to share a recording of his…

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