Here in the midst of summer we begin the month of Elul, which initiates our spiritual preparation for the New Year.Read More
This month we practice the cultivation of radical empathy.Read More
Cultivating a strong and deep foundation of bitachon, trust, so we can see clearly and act wisely for the good of all.Read More
The Torah relates that “face within face the One spoke to us upon the mountain in the midst of the fire.”Read More
We’ve been bound by a hardened heart
And our inability to see ourselves in each other.
We have been puffed up by ego and pride.
Enslaved by how things have always been.
And now it is time to go.Read More
We are here to offer ourselves
For the benefit of each other.
Keep the fires burning.
The fire is lit.
The altar is set.
And it is not easy to let go of habits,
Thoughts, stories and patterns,
Even when they no longer serve.
As the book of Exodus draws to a close, the work of the Miskhan, the sacred dwelling, is complete.Read More
Who knows? Perhaps it was for this very moment we were brought into the world.Read More
I place upon my heart the intention to seek the ner tamid, the always light hidden deep within the brokenness.Read More
Make for me a place that I may dwell within you
Make for me a place that I may dwell among you.Read More
I am wherever you notice me.
See me and live.
Standing at the foot of a mountain filled with flame,
We listened to the One reverberate in our hearts.
And the people did journey.
They journeyed across the sea.
But first they journeyed into themselves.
We step into the dark to arrive to a new day.
May we take each other’s hands
And let the bonds of relationship and commitment
Guide our way.
May it be a year of mending and healing, a year of strength and courage, a year of devotion and love. Let us rise together for the well-being of each other, our country and the planet.Read More
Sometimes our speech flows easily and our words carry clarity and insight. Other times there are no phrases that can offer comfort or understanding and we stand mute in the face of all that transpires.Read More
Joseph reminds us that our lives take shape beyond anything we will ever understand.Read More
What causes us to confine and constrict our love?
What keeps us from seeing another’s vulnerability, yearning, pain?
When do hatred and jealousy tear at our hearts and souls?Read More
Alone by the river, Jacob wrestled through the night.
As dawn approached, he knew it was time to stop struggling,
But he could not let go.Read More