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What is holding us together?

01/24/2022 02:09:17 PM

Jan24

Rabbi Boris Dolin

I've had a lot on my mind this week. As you know, last week, at around this time at a suburb outside of Dallas, Texas, the horrible situation took place as five people were taken hostage at a Congregation Beth Israel during a Shabbat service. As I mentioned in the letter I wrote to this community, while anything that affects the Jewish community or a place of worship feels especially difficult as a rabbi, this one hit very close to...Read more...

Feeding the birds

02/03/2023 09:14:04 AM

Feb3

Rabbi Boris Dolin

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Joan Walsh Anglund

This week, on this special Shabbat of Shabbat Shira,  we read the story of the Israelites crossing the Sea of Reeds.  After the community experiences this miracle, they gather together to sing with joy, a flowing and profoundly...Read more...

Confronting Israel

11/07/2022 11:51:19 AM

Nov7

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Just a few days ago we had the first official gathering for the Honeymoon Israel group from Montreal, a wonderful mix of twenty couples who...Read more...

Another kind of Census

07/22/2022 09:24:22 AM

Jul22

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Parshat Pinchas-2021

(How much has changed since last year...)

So here we are, nearly a year and a half after our synagogue officially closed its doors to end person gatherings. It's been an unbelievably strange year filled with more than our share of difficult moments and challenges, but also this has been a year of gaining an unbelievable sense of perspective. There's no way that you can make...Read more...

Black Lives Matter 

06/10/2022 09:29:04 AM

Jun10

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Reflections on Jewish Identity, Black Lives Matter and How We Listen

Dvar Torah, Parshat Naso, June 2020

What a week this has been.  It was clear that things have been tough for months now--living through this pandemic with no end in sight, there was more than enough on our minds.  But summer is here, and I had been hearing from so many people how it was clear that hope was in the...Read more...

The power of the Seder

04/21/2022 11:53:30 PM

Apr21

Rabbi Boris Dolin

Every year when we sit down to our Passover seders, I reflect on the great miracle of this experience. The miracle is not that the sea split as the Israelites were on their way to freedom.  That was pretty nice. The miracle is not even...Read more...

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Shevat 5783