COVID-19 From Purim to Purim – The Effect on Synagogue Youth

It was last Purim exactly that we stepped into the Adath Purim Carnival with much excitement and a little worry. It was March and there was news of the first cases of COVID-19 arriving to the United States. The synagogue office received calls wondering if the carnival was still on. There was a carnival that […]

The Torah of Disability Inclusion — JDAIM 2019

Rabbi Ruti Regan will be at Adath Jeshurun Congregation as our Numero-Steinfeldt Scholar-in-Residence the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 as part of JDAIM—Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month. Rabbi Regan will spend Friday at Adath welcoming Shabbat with Gan Shelanu Preschool, then assist Hazzan Joanna Dulkin for her weekly talk to the Pre-K class […]

Minnesota Premiere of Ernest Bloch’s Sacred Service at Adath Jeshurun

By Hazzan Joanna Dulkin On Tuesday, October 1st, 1930, The Jewish Daily Bulletin ran a story with this headline: Ernest Bloch Working on New Music for Synagogue Service. The article reads, in part: Ernest Bloch, famous American-Jewish composer, is now at work on a new musical setting for the Jewish services, which he expects to […]

What Can I Control? Reflections on Pittsburgh and Ourselves

D’var Torah by Rabbi Aaron Weininger November 3, 2018—25 Cheshvan 5779 Etz hayim he l’mahazikim bah v’tomkheha me’ushar…“It is a tree of life for those who grasp it, and all who hold onto it are blessed. Its ways are pleasant, and all its paths are peace.” Each time we return the Torah to the ark, […]

#MeToo

Rabbi Kravitz has added a postscript to his Yom Kippur Sermon on #MeToo that he invites you to consider at the conclusion of his sermon.  D’var Torah by Rabbi Harold Kravitz Yom Kippur—September 19, 2018 One of the difficult things we have been confronting the last few years, in almost daily revelations, have been public […]

Deep Community

D’var Torah by Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz Rosh Hashanah, Day 1—September 10, 2018The last year and a half has been an emotional roller coaster for our family. I lost my mom Mildred last year and was saying Kaddish until May. In late June Cindy’s dad Irv died, so this year she is saying Kaddish. It […]

I Remember Where I Was When…

D’var Torah by Rabbi Aaron Weininger Rosh Hashanah Day 2—September 11, 2018 I remember where I was when… For many here it may be, “I remember where I was when the Halloween Blizzard hit.” Or, “I remember where I was when the Twins last won the World Series.” Both date back to 1991. Sorry Twins […]