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Rabbi Bennett’s Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon

Posted on September 8, 2021 by

We apologize for the premature conclusion to our Erev Rosh Hashanah online stream. Here is the full text of Rabbi Jim Bennett’s sermon, which was cut off at the end of the stream: Hope: The Ghost Light of Judaism “What do we owe to ourselves, to each other, and to the next generation?  We owe Continue Reading »

“Don’t mess with” Jerri Livingston, a determined fundraiser for breast cancer research

Posted on July 15, 2021 by

Throughout her 20 years as a breast cancer survivor, Jerri Livingston has been guided by one simple mantra: “Don’t mess with me.” Granted, it’s not necessarily the sort of saying that you’d have embroidered on a throw pillow, but those four simple words have embodied the tenacity and spirit that Jerri has brought to her Continue Reading »

Amy Pakett Bornstein’s remarks from Pride Shabbat

Posted on July 6, 2021 by

Guest speaker Amy Pakett Bornstein delivered these remarks during Shaare Emeth’s Pride Shabbat Service on June 25, 2021. — Good evening and thank you, Rabbi Bearman, for that warm welcome. I am very honored to be speaking tonight. I would like to thank the Keshet committee for their invitation and for their important work in Continue Reading »

Jewish Values suggest that “We should all get the Vaccine!”

Posted on March 29, 2021 by

Our tradition teaches us the importance of the value of Pikuach Nefesh – “Protecting Human Life.” We are reminded to do everything we can to protect and save human life, to encourage public health, and to work together to ensure that all people can live healthy, peaceful and fulfilled lives. We encourage every member of Continue Reading »

Shaare Emeth partner organizations to support on MLK Day

Posted on January 11, 2021 by

Monday, January 18, 2021, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, has been designated as a National Day of Service.  Although we cannot be together in-person for this important day, we ask you to consider making a beginning-of-the-year donation to one or more of our many partner organizations that have been struggling during this pandemic. Continue Reading »

A message from the Shaare Emeth clergy on yesterday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol

Posted on January 7, 2021 by

Dear friends, In reflecting upon the events of a long and disturbing day, we are almost without words. Never in our lifetimes could we have thought that we would witness an attack on the United States Capitol by domestic terrorists. At the same time, we are not surprised. After being baited and encouraged by the Continue Reading »

A message from the Shaare Emeth clergy

Posted on November 4, 2020 by

Dear friends, Many if not most of us went to sleep last night filled with a sense of uncertainty about our nation’s future, and so most of us have awakened as well. We may not know the final results of yesterday’s election for some time. We believe that what is most important is that every Continue Reading »

Jewish Community Statement on Elections and Democratic Principles

Posted on October 30, 2020 by

The bedrock of American liberty is a strong, thriving democracy and an engaged citizenry. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost every aspect of the way we live, including how we vote in elections. It is a longstanding tradition that nonpartisan groups across the spectrum do their part by encouraging their members and the larger community Continue Reading »

Shirlee Green Preschool Seeks Educators

Posted on August 28, 2020 by

Shirlee Green Preschool is seeking passionate, dedicated and adventurous educators for the upcoming school year.  With the school year just around the corner, we are accepting applications from teachers and those who enjoy working with and inspiring young children. Part-time and full-time positions are available.  Teachers at Shirlee Green Preschool enjoy working with young children Continue Reading »

Wise Words: August 2019

Posted on July 9, 2019 by

Wise Words is a new bulletin feature showcasing thoughts from our congregants  Why I Am a Member Contributed by Harvey Brandvein Why do I belong to Shaare Emeth?  Well, I really didn’t have much of a choice 58 years ago when my folks brought me into this world and Rabbi Julius Nodel was my first Continue Reading »

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