The Torah of Disability Inclusion — JDAIM 2019

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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 […]

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Celebrating 10 Years Of Jewfolk!

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2019 is the TENTH anniversary of TC Jewfolk! And we’re celebrating all year long by sharing with you some thoughts from around our community about what TC Jewfolk means as we approach our first decade! Here’s our first one from founding board member and someone instrumental in our start, Rabbi Avi Olitzky! Inscribed prominently over […]

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What Can I Control? Reflections on Pittsburgh and Ourselves

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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, […]

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#MeToo

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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 […]

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Deep Community

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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 […]

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I Remember Where I Was When…

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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 […]

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Talking about Israel: Justice. Self-Preservation. Compromise.

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Rosh Hashanah Sermon – 1 Tishrei 5779 – Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, MN – Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker Two old Jews were sitting on a park bench, friends for many years. One looks at the other and says, “Oy”. The other looks back and says, “Oy”. The other replies, “Oy”, to which the response […]

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