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Temple Emunah

Parashat Bo - Freedom with Purpose

Bo 5771 Freedom with Purpose Shabbat Shalom. After the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem some 2600 years ago, Jews started establishing communities outside... Read More
The Jewish Birth Network

Announcing Intercultural Love-Your-Birth-Attendant, Own-Your-Birth Day

I’d like to declare this Saturday, for all who care to join me, Intercultural Love-Your-Birth-Attendant, Own-Your-Birth Day.  This Shabbat while Christians celebrate a certain Jewish... Read More
Posted in: Lifecycles
Temple Emunah

What Does the Torah Say About Bullying? Parshat Va-y’hi 5771

I remember the moment as though it was yesterday.  It was the summer before fourth grade; my family had just moved from Long Island to... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope

An Owl, a Dream, and the Lights of Hanukkah

A rush of wings – large and noisy – flew up from the right side of the trail just in front of me. It settled... Read More
Temple Emunah

Noah 5771: Universal Covenant - A D'var Torah by Rabbi David Lerner

I used to have this recurring nightmare.  It would happen like this: suddenly in the middle of my sleep, I would awake, as if struck... Read More
Build Something That Makes a Statement

Build Something That Makes a Statement

  The class began with a brief instruction: “Build something that makes a statement.” No pretext- just Legos and table space.  Fifteen fourth- and fifth-graders... Read More
Posted in: Kids & Parenting
Ten Things You Can Do Today to Strengthen Our Community

Ten Things You Can Do Today to Strengthen Our Community

1. Find truth in the Torah. Ask your rabbi to give a Dvar Torah (or write your own) about the tragic events of the past month and... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope

Herons, Aluminum Cans, and Noah

The dusk deepened as we stood in prayer in the small meadow beside the pond after hearing the haunting melody of Kol Nidre and its... Read More
Posted in: Social Activism
LimmudBoston

Limmud Comes to Boston, October 30-31, 2010

Limmud, the international sensation of Jewish experiential learning for the past 30 years, is coming to New England. A celebration of all things Jewish, annual... Read More
Posted in: Community News
Legislating Happiness

Legislating Happiness

    Every week during the school year I take out the Torah from the Ark in our sanctuary, roll it to the proper column,... Read More