From Reb Elliot: ...the gorgeous, stirring call and response song by my friend (and former student!) Hazzan Jessi Roemer, of West Philadelphia, with her Walk with You, based on Isaiah 43:2 "When you cross through the waters I will walk with you..[Don't be afraid]: כי תעבור במים אתך אני" I Will Walk with You
"At The Shalom Center ‘s request, Hazzan Jack Kessler and his student Daniella Forstater actually created an intergenerational English-language Haftarah – the medium is the message ---- for our day by taking passages from Greta Thunberg’s famous UN speech on saving Earth from utter destruction and intertwining it with passages from Malachi, shaping the passages on saving Earth... Continue Reading →
These days, it seems like everything is canceled or moved online. How can you keep track of it all? Check out some of these resources for information on what's what, and how you can help. The Jewish Federation of Ann Arbor has a page devoted to Community Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources.So does Jewish Family Services (JFS).The... Continue Reading →
The Promise of the Land Haggadah understands that the freedom we celebrate on Passover depends on the earth’s well-being. If the earth and its systems are compromised, our freedom is compromised. Life itself is compromised. Now more than ever, we need holiday celebrations to inspire and embolden us to turn our hearts, minds and efforts towards the earth... Continue Reading →
An article from The ForwardNo kissing Torahs or tearing challah: How synagogues are dealing with coronavirus fearsA Blessing For Washing Hands During a Pandemic from ritualwell.org --Reb Elliot Ginsburg
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Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the visionary and inspiring rabbi, founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement, passed away at his home in Boulder, Colorado, July 3, 2014, just months before his 90th birthday. Known simply as Reb Zalman to his legion of followers, he spanned the old world of pre-Holocaust Europe and the contemporary digital and global... Continue Reading →