Reflections on 50 Years in the...

Jan 15, 2019 by

Probably the greatest change in my life was the day Dr. Alvin Reines defined religion in Philosophy class as: “Man’s response to his...

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Planning for CCAR Convention 2...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Initial planning and brainstorming for a CCAR convention begins 18 months prior to a convention, when the convention committee...

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On Global Jewish Responsibilit...

Jan 9, 2019 by

This is an excerpt from the essay, “On Global Jewish Responsibility: Putting the Olam in Tikkun Olam,” by Ruth W. Messinger and Rabbi...

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Hero or Imposter? As a Rabbi S...

Dec 28, 2018 by

Another week passed, and with it, the ups and downs of caring for a community traumatized by the triple devastations: a synagogue...

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The Wonders of Our Past and Fu...

Dec 27, 2018 by

I often think about the future.   Of course, that is pretty vague.  I think about tomorrow, weeks ahead, months ahead…and so...

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Rabbi’s Disaster To Do List: 1...

Dec 20, 2018 by

Southern California’s Woolsey and Hall fires were not the first, and assuredly won’t be the last disasters that synagogues face. But...

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Don’t Let the Light Go Out

Dec 18, 2018 by

Rony, a former bus driver, escaped from his native Honduras when his life was threatened. The “mafia” had already killed his father...

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