A meaningful life

What to do this summer?

The Jewish holidays have pretty well wrapped up and the summer stretches before us. What will you do over the summer? I have some suggestions. Check out the synagogues Do some shul shopping. Now with no pressure on, go to services, chat with a few people, see which places you like. That way, come fall,…

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Creating Patterns That Strengthen Us

There are many times when I talk to you about “interfaith life” but I don’t actually talk about religion. This week I will be leading a workshop on Shabbat and while I will be talking about Shabbat as a ritual, you can generalize this information to other practices in your life. I promised the participants…

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High Holidays: I’ve been here before

I’m quite fond of Rabbi Raffi Asher of B’nai Tikvah in Walnut Creek.  I have known him a long time.  He is very tall and always seems to bend slightly forward to come closer to short people like me.  I like what he wrote about the High Holiday experience – I’m a fan of the film…

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