APPEAL SPEECH 2022

Every year on Yom Kippur we have two CAH members speak. For the first talk, Rabbi Sacks each year invites a member of the Congregation to speak about Am HaYam and how it has affected their life. This year’s personal talk was given by Neal Abramson. Neal Abramson is a...

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Remarks delivered by Rabbi J.B. Sacks at the dedication of Congregation Beth Shalom’s new synagogue space in Palm Desert

What Today’s Dedication Means (Remarks delivered by Rabbi J.B. Sacks at the dedication of Congregation Beth Shalom’s new synagogue space in Palm Desert on September 11, 2022)[1] Good afternoon! What a wonderful occasion for us to gather, the dedication of a new home for Congregation Beth Shalom, a new home...

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The Passion in Compassion

From the Rabbi’s Study   The Passion in Compassion As a member of the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, Cantor Isaac Goodfriend[1] joined his colleagues in a tour of a number of concentration camps and other sites. During the tour he visited the Polish farmer who had hidden him and...

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Message About Ukraine

Dear Am HaYam Family, It is with heavy heart that we approach Shabbat, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We are concerned about the potential for this conflict to deepen. We are concerned about the potential for other countries to enter the conflict on one side of the other. We are...

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Indispensable in Our Small Parts

From the Rabbi’s Study  Indispensable in Our Small Parts  Humans seem to have evolved from common ancestors. Scientist point to homo habilus.“handy man,” and others that are part of the homo grouping, known for their brain size and structure, and their use of tools. Homo habilus existed between 1.4 million...

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