Kol Nidre: Community and Confession

For many, many years I have attended High Holidays at my congregation. The most attended service of the year is Kol Nidre, the evening service on Yom Kippur. While Rosh Hashanah is joyous, Yom Kippur feels sorrowful to me even though I love it. Yom Kippur is traditionally viewed as one of the two happiest…

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Rosh Hashanah Last Minute Tips

Free and Low Cost Services In case you misplaced the link I sent you for where to go in the bay area for free or low cost services here it is again. Streaming Services Can’t get out of the house? You can also stream services from a number of shuls. My Jewish Learning has provided…

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Spiritual Guardrails

For a month before the High Holy Days begin with Rosh Hashanah, we have the month of Elul. It is a time to reflect on who we are, how we are doing morally and spiritually, and what we want to do better in the coming year. Rabbi Avi Schulman of Temple Beth Torah in Fremont…

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