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Finding Unity in Faith

By Rabbi Diane Rose | November 10, 2016 Whether you wore a hat with an H or one that ordered you to make America great again, Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life, Whether you live in rural Texas or urban Los Angeles, There is one thing we can all agree on… This country is

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Significant Other

By Rabbi Steve Blane | September 21, 2016 Jewish Universalism is not a finite concept. Yes, we have a mission and we have doctrines.  At present, we have fourteen rabbis around the world who represent our ideas and principals. But we are not an island. We do not stand

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Argue with the Torah!

By Rabbi Diane Rose | August 22, 2016 Reprinted with permission from coolshul.org Sometimes it’s hard being Jewish, and even more difficult being a teacher of Judaism. What do I tell my Bar and Bat-Mitzvah students when we read in their Torah portions that the God we pray to

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Summer Change

By Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater | August 7, 2016 A visitor recent attending my services asked, “You’re very new. What are you, Reform?” The answer I gave him, “We are Universalist,” gave him pause, so I continued, “We do not believe in ‘labels’.” My Jewish education has been as

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Just Say… Yes!

By Rabbi Diane Rose | July 1, 2016 Reprinted with permission from coolshul.org Yesterday I became a Rabbi. Okay, that’s totally not true. I actually became a Rabbi nearly 6 months ago.  But I haven’t felt like a Rabbi.  Not for even one minute. “Didn’t you start

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Words of Torah

By Rabbi Em Mueller | June 28, 2016 Reprinted with permission from rabbiem.com Sim Shalom On-line Synagogue Sh’lach l’cha: Numbers 13:1-16:41 In this Torah portion, scouts go into the land that God promised to our ancestors. The Israelites have been at Mount Sinai; they’ve

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The Feminist Torah

by Rabbi Diane Rose | June 19, 2016 There is so much going on this week in Parshat Nasso, it’s hard to even know where to begin.  So, I’m going to focus on 3 elements that I am going to attempt to tie together in the name of feminism.  Now, This is

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Little Grains of Sand

by Rabbi Nancy Tunick | June 9, 2016 It’s almost summer, and we have a couple of beach trips planned. The first thing my kids want to do when they get to the beach is build sand castles. There are a couple of different varieties. Louis likes to use the bucket molds where you

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How Good It Is

By Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh | June 5, 2016 As presented at the PRIDE worship Celebration on June 5, 2016 at City Hall in Alexandria, Louisiana. Hine Ma Tov uma naim Shevet achim gam yachad How good it is that we gather All together peacefully. How good it is that we share That

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Are We Home Yet?

https://coolshul.org/2016/05/31/are-we-home-yet/?fb_action_ids=10209324697025583&fb_action_types=news.publishes By Rabbi Diane Rose| May 31, 2016 Reprinted with permission from coolshul.org Close your eyes… Oh, wait.  If you close your eyes you won’t be able to

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Look for the Helpers

by Rabbi Nancy Tunick | May 17, 2016 Fred Rogers, famous for Mr. Roger’s neighborhood, once said “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers.’ You will always find people who are helping.” When two bombs

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Rabbi Dina London

Reb Dina is a trained Jewish spiritual director, has taught Jewish spirituality classes at synagogues, conventions, and retreats across North America, and is a published writer. Reb Dina has a certificate in non-profit management from the University of Illinois/Chicago, a

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Rabbi Jon Nelson

Rabbi, Cantorial Soloist, Educator with an M.Ed, and nationally known recording artist and entertainer, Rabbi Jon Nelson comfortably wears many hats. As the founder of the groundbreaking, Jewish Rock Band, “Yom Hadash”, he’s had the privilege

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Rabbi Kenneth Hahn

I would imagine my upbringing within Judaism was not so different from that of a great many people. My parents forced me to go to Hebrew School at the Reform synagogue where our family belonged. I resisted tooth and nail, had a Bar Mitzvah and only set foot in the building

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Rabbi/Cantor Diane Rose

Growing up, we called my synagogue the “ice palace” because it was large, had marble walls, and because the people were cold. Yikes. As you can imagine, after becoming a Bat-Mitzvah, I said I was done with Judaism. So, how did I end up deeply involved in Jewish thought and

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Rabbi Judy Ginsburgh

Rabbi Judy is perhaps best known for her music and work as a cantorial soloist for over 30 years. She has produced a number of award-winning recordings of Jewish music for families and was commissioned by the URJ (Union for Reform Judaism) to write a preschool music

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Rabbi Galit Levy-Slater

In 1994, Galit accepted the cantorial position at Congregation Sholom of Leisure World in Seal Beach, California, eventually moving into Leisure World, a gated retirement community of 9,000. It became increasingly clear that the Jewish community of Leisure World needed a

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Rabbi Deborah Reichmann

Rabbi Deborah Reichmann serves the Washington DC metro area where she officiates life-cycle events for Jewish and interfaith families. She was ordained from the Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute in 2012 and is a member in good standing of the International Federation of

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Rabbi Eran Bar-Adon

Originally from Israel, Rabbi Eran Bar-Adon’s experience in  Jewish Education spans two decades in American Jewish Institutions.  As an independent Rabbi, who welcomes all; affiliated, unaffiliated and interfaith families, he believes that living Jewish, while embracing our

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