Come listen to Rabbi Amichai share about his walk and way, make a little music together, dance just a little in the spirit of our time together, and talk as a group about how, together, we can heal and repair … Continue reading
My uncle Jack Lunzer is being buried in London this afternoon. He was 92, the 7th of my my mother’s siblings to die, leaving her, the 8th and last to hold the torch of a fabled family chapter. Just … Continue reading
Election Aftermath Tests
Strength of year-old Jewish Emergent Network
faces challenge amid ‘national awakening’ after vote.
Two months after beginning a rabbinic fellowship sponsored by the Jewish Emergent Network, a collaboration between seven unconventional communities around the country rethinking Jewish engagement, Rabbi Kerry Chaplin found herself swaying arm in arm with hundreds of others at a Havdalah ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial.
It was the weekend after the election results and the seven newly instated rabbinic fellows were in Washington, D.C., for one of the fellowship’s seven retreats. Though the Havdalah ceremony h Continue reading
Dear Lab/Shul Community,
I’m writing this letter to you all mid-air today, on my way to Israel for three weeks, looking forward to quality time with family and friends. I’ve gone pescatarian so no turkey, but this is a precious opportunity to be with loved ones sharing gratitude for all our blessings, even those that come, at times, as challenges.
The main purpose of my trip is focused research and writing on a topic that’s much on my mind and on the minds of many: new models for more sensitive integration of multi-faith families within our community and the greater Jewish world.
I’d like to share with you a bit about this research project, with some news about this topic as it relates to my rabbinate, and an invitation for Continue reading
Today this country marks Veterans Day, honoring all those who fought and those who fell serving this nation. Veterans Day was declared in 1954, renaming an existing day of remembrance known as Armistice Day which marked the moment in which the “Great World War,” as it was then still known, came to an end: Continue reading