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Cantor Barash’s Sabbatical – We’re Off!
October 17th, 2017

Debra and I are off to Israel.  We’ll be there for 5 weeks and we’ll be posting stories and pictures about our travels to the CEEBJ blog.  Watch for our next blog update soon! Coffee with friends before we are off to the airport. We are leaving our home and Read More

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

I mention Kohellet, the Book of Ecclesiastes, and what comes to mind? The words of the song. In short, the extent of most of our knowledge surrounding Ecclesiastes reflects the teaching of Pete Seeger as interpreted by The Byrds: “To everything (turn, turn, turn) There is a season (turn, turn, Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

I love that my job allows me to do such a variety of tasks. From teaching to preaching to spending time with teachers and teens. No day as Rabbi-Director of Lifelong Learning is the same as the one before. Of all the many parts of my job, one of my Read More

From Cantor David Barash – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

Sabbatical time in Israel from mid-October to mid-December It is with sincere appreciation and gratitude to this congregation that I begin my sabbatical this month. I will be traveling to Israel with Debra on October 17 and plan to study at the Agron St. synagogue in Jerusalem. I will also Read More

From President Michael Levin – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

After Yom Kippur, when we break the fast, many of us feel we have had our fill of time at synagogue. I would like to point out the many opportunities for meaningful worship that are still to come this season. The Sukkot evening service on Wednesday, October 4 is preceded Read More

From Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

From Our President It was so much fun to serve lunch at the first day of Religious School. I enjoyed seeing all of the kids and families come together, not only for lunch, but to sit around and get caught up with our friends that we haven’t seen since the Read More

From Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – October 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
October 1st, 2017

From Our President Happy New Year! May your upcoming year be a sweet one. In the secular New Year we often make resolutions to help us gain balance in our life. When it comes to living life to the fullest, here are several ideas to help you achieve them. First Read More

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – September 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
September 1st, 2017

As we near the end of the year, we read from Devarim, the book of Deuteronomy. The Hebrew name, Devarim, is telling for it means “words.” And we know how important words are in our tradition. God creates with words. And God said, “Let there be light” and there was Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – September 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
September 1st, 2017

As your Rabbi- Director of Lifelong Learning, I spend a lot of time on the internet reading. I know I’m not alone. I flag articles and memes and video links, I save them, and I file them away for future reference. There’s one recent article I’ve gone back to again Read More

From President Michael Levin – September 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol
September 1st, 2017

How appropriate that school starts back up again during the month of Elul. While our children and grandchildren return to their studies, we start to become more reflective, preparing for the High Holy Days. Just as the school bell announces that the time for learning has begun, the sound of Read More

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