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Meet Cantor Kelly Cooper

May 5, 2021

I think it was a few months ago in this space that I wrote an article about change. I mentioned that despite its necessity to evolve and move forward, the thought and actuality of change can be uncomfortable. Many of…

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Rabbi Fox

Remembering When to Take a Break and Breathe

April 2, 2021

I remember the first time I saw Jonathan Kreisberg play. I was living in Los Angeles and my guitar teacher John Pisano insisted that I come that week for his Guitar Night at Spazio’s. I showed up that Tuesday and…

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Steve Gordon

Just a Reminder…

April 2, 2021

I’m going to start this article by telling you it is being written for selfish reasons. Having said that, I’m still hoping that all of you find it meaningful and appropriate, but the truth is, I need this for me.…

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Rabbi Fox

Thoughts on COVID-19 and Passover

March 5, 2021

I seem to have spoken to several people lately who have gotten the vaccine for COVID-19. Not a majority of my conversations, but whereas it was something off in the distance, a promise delivered via radio clips and hopeful yearnings,…

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Steve Gordon

Transition and Change

March 5, 2021

There’s a joke/truth out there that says death and taxes are the only certainties in life. When I’m feeling somewhat playful, I also add having to take out the trash as another inevitability. We all know, however, that the other…

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Havdalah and Purim Past Purim Shpiel Highlights

February 24, 2021

Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm Join us for a festive havdalah, and an online screening party, viewing a collection of highlights from past Purim Shpiels  (Compiled by Purim Shpiel Director, Jonathan Kass!) Grab a drink (or jello shot) and…

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Purim Ladies

Online Purim Holiday Celebration

February 24, 2021

Thursday, February 25 at 7:00 pm Music, Purim Story Telling, Megillah Reading, and Online Games led by Rabbi Fox, Cantor Hass, Sharon Amster Brown and Eric Shatzkin (Dress up as your favorite Villian) Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85186839488

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Rabbi Fox

Bringing Relevance to Tu Bishvat

February 1, 2021

There are four Jewish new years. The first may be fairly obvious to some, Rosh HaShanah, literally “the head of the year.” The others less so, and their calendar significance has fallen mainly into obscurity over time. We don’t pay…

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Steve Gordon

A Perfect Storm

February 1, 2021

The phrase “A Perfect Storm,” is often used to describe a series of events that occur at the same time causing significant damage as a result of the confluence of events. Right now, it feels like we are in the…

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