“Gates” as an Endu...

Sep 6, 2018 by

At Neilah, the closing service at the end of Yom Kippur, we imagine ourselves standing at the gates of heaven, urgently pleading for...

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Modern Voice, Ancient Yearning

Jul 17, 2018 by

Contemporary liturgy is a response to the call of the siddur and the call of our hearts. The siddur carries the weight of history,...

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A New Amen

Nov 3, 2017 by

The Talmud asks, what is the meaning of the word ‘amen’? Rabbi Ḥanina responds: “It is an acronym of the words: “God, faithful...

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There is No Moment Too Small o...

Mar 13, 2017 by

We are surrounded by holiness. By beauty. By wonder and awe. At the same time, we must live life as it’s offered to us, sometimes...

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The Story Behind “Come, Rain” ...

Feb 21, 2017 by

“Come, Rain” is not only a prayer for rain, it’s a metaphor for the blessings of love. Love waters our lives, our hopes, and our...

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Celebrating the Class of 1964:...

Mar 24, 2014 by

At the upcoming CCAR Convention, we will honor the class of 1964, those who have been CCAR members and served our movement for 50...

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