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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – September 21, 2018

Published on Sep 21, 2018

Shana Tova! WOW. It is hard to believe that the High Holidays have come and gone. The energy in our community was palpable. With overflowing attendance in all of our services and programs, it was clear that THIS IS OUR TIME to rise to even greater heights! Watching all of our members, from young to Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – August 24, 2018

Published on Aug 24, 2018

Shabbat Shalom!  In this Torah portion, Ki Tetze, Moses delivers specific rules about proper family relationships. He continues with laws involving many aspects of daily living, justice, family responsibility, work and sexuality. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. Candle lighting is at 7:22 pm. Alexis Azria will be delivering the Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain!

Published on Aug 20, 2018

Shabbat Shalom!  In this Torah portion, Shoftim, Moses reviews the justice system for the Israelites. Moses talks about the limits future kings should have on their possessions. Moses explains that the priests and  levites should not be paid and should survive on donations from the people. Finally, Moses explains the laws of warfare. Shabbat evening services are Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – August 3, 2018

Published on Aug 3, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read Parashat Ekev. In this Torah portion, Moses continues his speech to the Israelites. He tells them they will have to annihilate people who are not believers in God. Moses reminds them not to forget God’s commandments even after they enter the land of Israel, and that they must continue to fear Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain – July 27, 2018

Published on Jul 27, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we read Parashat VaEtchanan. In this Torah portion, Moses stresses to the Israelites the importance of keeping God’s commandments when they enter the Land of Israel. Moses repeats the Ten Commandments and utters the Shema and Ve’ahavta prayers. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. Candle lighting is at 7:58 Read More

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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain!

Published on Jul 20, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week we begin the book of Dvarim, the 5th book of the Torah. In this Torah portion, Moses recounts the Israelites’ episodes from their 40 years in the wilderness. Moses encourages the Israelites in their upcoming conquest of the land of Canaan. Shabbat evening services are at 6:15 pm and Saturday morning services are at 9:15 am. I look Read More

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Rabbi Ain Sermon July 14, 2018

Published on Jul 17, 2018



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Shabbat Shalom from Rabbi Ain! – Friday, July 13, 2018

Published on Jul 13, 2018

Shabbat Shalom! It is hard to believe that I am already back from Israel. It was an intense, whirlwind time, and I look forward to sharing my reflections. This week we read the Double Portion of Matot and Masei.  In the portion Matot, Moses describes the laws of oaths. The Israelites battle the Midianites. The tribes of Read More

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Shabbat Shalom (from Jerusalem) from Rabbi Ain!

Published on Jul 6, 2018

Shabbat Shalom and greetings from Jerusalem! I am here for 10 days engaging in deep learning and conversations with people of all backgrounds as I grapple with texts, new and old, and explore ideas that are relevant to our world today. During my time here I am privileged to prepare for the High Holidays which Read More