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Rabbi Fox

Anchors in a Time of Uncertainty

November 3, 2020

I write to you now at a time of uncertainty, none of us know what the outcome of the election will be and many of us are unsure of the outcome regardless of the results of Election Day. This election…

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Steve Gordon

The Evolution of Zoom

November 3, 2020

Before I get into an explanation of the title of this article, I would like to share some news in the form of an announcement. I am very pleased to report that the next president of Temple Israel will be…

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Steve Gordon

Volunteers, Extraordinaire

October 5, 2020

Over the last 6 months, our conversations, activities, meetings, and virtually everything we have done over that time, have been dominated by the Coronavirus Pandemic (after writing this sentence, I smiled at my use of the word “virtually.” There was…

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Cantor Hass

Virtual High Holy Days

October 5, 2020

How We Made It Through These HHD’s Using A Computer As The Connection Between Each Other If three months ago, someone asked me if I thought the HHD’s would happen as they just did, I am not sure what I…

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Rabbi Fox

The Torah As Water

October 5, 2020

We have a number of different ways that we refer to the Torah. Some call it a book, others liken it to a tree, but the image that has always been the most striking to me is I think one…

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High Holy Days Services

September 18, 2020

Join us for our High Holy Days Services. This year available online. All the information you need is in our High Holy Days Packet

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Steve Gordon

It’s Not the Same

September 18, 2020

For me, the rumbling usually starts around 2:00 in the afternoon. That’s the time when I’ve typically left one of the forums and am on my way to the Family Service. I can almost set my watch by it. And…

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Rabbi Fox

A Time to Renew

September 18, 2020

I have two greater hopes for us as we enter the High Holy Days this year. The first is that these High Holy Days feel just like all the others. Just like any other year, there is the same need…

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Rabbi Fox

Rabbi’s Message

July 1, 2020

This is my final Bulletin article. When you receive the August issue, Rabbi Scott Fox will be fully ensconced as the new Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel Long Beach and I know he is going to be a dynamic and visionary leader.

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Steve Gordon

President’s Message: Faith

July 1, 2020

By Steve Gordon, Temple President “Faith,” is certainly not an unusual title for an article in a house of worship’s monthly bulletin. My use of the word, however, has nothing to do with religious observance. The “faith” that I’m thinking…

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