Torah Commentary by Bettijane Eisenpreis: Parashat Beshalach – February 4, 2023

Bettijane Eisenpreis Parashat for February 4, 2023 This Saturday, February 4, at 9:15 AM, Rabbi Dalia Marx, Ph.D., Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Professor of Liturgy and Midrash at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem will lead a special Torah Study session on the topic Tu BiSh’vat: A Growing Holiday. This session will be in-person and on Zoom and …

Rabbi Andy Kahn on the Mindfulness and Mussar Podcast

Rabbi Andy Kahn joins the Mindfulness and Mussar podcast for a discussion about the meaning of the middah of tzedek (the ethical trait of righteousness); how the story of Noah and the flood helps inform our understanding of tzedek (righteousness); and how tzedek requires “discernment from a place of compassion” — including knowing when not …

Rabbi Sarah H. Reines

Return to Clergy SARAH H. REINES – Associate Rabbi Rabbi Sarah H. Reines grew up at Temple Emanu-El, where her family are long-time members and both of her parents were on the faculty of the religious school. She attended Hebrew school, celebrated her bat mitzvah, and sang in the religious school choir at the temple. …

Rabbi Davidson’s Response to Thomas L. Friedman’s “The Israel We Knew Is Gone”

Photo Credit: Amit Elkayam for The New York Times November 8, 2022 Originally printed in The New York Times: A Senior U.S. Rabbi: ‘Israel Is More Than Its Government’ To the Editor: Re “The Israel We Knew Is Gone,” by Thomas L. Friedman (column, Nov. 5): Mr. Friedman’s concerns about the potential effect of Benjamin …

“The Power of the Tongue: Thoughts on Today’s Rising Antisemitism”

Click the photo above to watch the full sermon on YouTube “The Power of the Tongue: Thoughts on Today’s Rising Antisemitism” Shabbat Sermon by Rabbi Sara Sapadin October 29, 2022 4 Cheshvan 5783 Parashat Noah It has been said that the Jewish people have survived over thousands of years, and through countless eras of oppression …

Torah Commentary by Bettijane Eisenpreis: Parashat Noach – October 29, 2022

October 29, 2022 Temple members can click here for more details on weekly Torah study at Emanu-El and how to register. Congregants are always welcome to send us their Torah commentary. If you would like to contribute, please contact Erica Slutsky to learn more. by Bettijane Eisenpreis And they said, “Come, let us build us a city, …

High Holy Days Sermons 5783

Read Text (PDF) Read Text (PDF) View the Photo Gallery Read Text (PDF) Links: NCJW Jews for Abortion Access Sister Song Cantor Mo Glazman & David Carpenter | Kol Nidrei Kol Nidrei, setting composed by Russotto, Lewandowski and Binder, arranged by David Strickland, based on the traditional chanting melody of Kol Nidrei Kol Nidrei Kol …

Torah Commentary by Bettijane Eisenpreis: Parashat Ekev – August 20, 2022

August 20, 2022 Torah study is for temple members is currently on summer break and will resume on Saturday, September 10. Keep checking here for more details and how to register. Congregants are always welcome to send us their Torah commentary. If you would like to contribute, please contact Erica Slutsky to learn more. by Bettijane Eisenpreis …

Meet Our New Rabbinical Intern Emma Dubin

By Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager Tell us a bit about your background, education, and training. What led to you Temple Emanu-El? I’m a rising third-year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion) New York. In between undergrad and rabbinical school, I worked in development for the Central Conference of American Rabbis, …

Klal Yisrael: Solidarity with Israel on Tisha B’Av

August 6, 2022 As we pray for peace in Israel and the safety of its people, we share Rabbi Davidson’s Friday evening sermon and Cantor Anderson’s Saturday morning opening meditation.

Four Questions with Associate Rabbi Sarah Reines

By Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager Tell us more about your education and training and what led you to becoming a rabbi. Twenty-five years ago, I was ordained as a Reform rabbi by HUC-JIR (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion), but my academic path to the rabbinate began here at Temple Emanu-El. My parents were …

A Closer Look: Tikkun Olam’s 2022 Project Prom

By Erica Slutsky | Communications Manager For three days at Temple Emanu-El, spanning donations, setup, and two boutique days, Project Prom not only brings people together, but grew out of the same need for generosity and community service that emboldens Tikkun Olam at Emanu-El. And so, this past April, close to 300 high school students …