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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Building a Sukkah As a Metaphor for Change

by Maayan Lev As a child, Sukkot was a very big holiday in my family. In fact, it may have been the biggest holiday of the year for us. This is because we had dinner in the sukkah together every night, usually inviting a different family to join us each...

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Taking a Look at Ourselves

From the Rabbi’s Study Taking a Look at Ourselves  The story is told about a gung-ho drill sergeant who always demanded the highest and best from his soldiers. One day he stared in pained disbelief at a sloppy squad of new recruits wearing their uniforms for the first time. For...

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Seven Reasons to Come Back to Shul

Due to the global pandemic, the Jewish values of piku’ach nefesh, saving endangered lives, and sh’mirat hanefesh, protecting our own lives, rightly predominated. As a result, we’ve held services and classes on Zoom. As it turned out, Zoom was quite a blessing, enabling us to meet with one another, to...

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From Blaze to Beauty

As we all think about the relaxation of mandatory pandemic restrictions and how that might affect us, I noticed that outdoor concerts are starting to resume within the State of Israel at Sultan’s Pool, an ancient water basin in the Valley of Hinnom by the west side of Mount Zion...

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