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Preparing Our Hearts & Minds during the Month of Elul

08/20/2020 01:57:11 PM

Aug20

Rabbi Samantha Kahn

Have you ever tried to make a big change? To create a significant impact? To leave a meaningful legacy? While these are all things we have theRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 18 / Elul 29

09/18/2020 11:11:04 AM

Sep18

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The book is not written and sealed; you get to edit it, decide what parts you want to emphasize and remember, and maybe even whiRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 17 / Elul 28

09/17/2020 05:45:48 PM

Sep17

I stand here,
ready to begin
again,
to follow this road
of dust, that stretches
before me, but I cannot
see where it bends
and splits and
turns in on Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 16 / Elul 27

09/16/2020 07:56:12 AM

Sep16

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​​​​​​​Teach Me to Forgive
 
Adon Ha-S’likhot
Master of Pardonings,
teach me to forgive—
to forgive myself,
tRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 15 / Elul 26

09/15/2020 05:39:33 PM

Sep15

​​​​​​​I have just three things to teach:simplicity, patience, compassion.These three are your greatest treasures.Simple in actions aRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 14 / Elul 25

09/14/2020 07:56:12 AM

Sep14

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You and I
 
I am not immortal.
Whatever I put off for later
may never be.
Whoever doesn’t know now
that I love them
may neverRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 13 / Elul 24

09/13/2020 07:56:12 AM

Sep13

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A Pace Like That
 
I’m looking at the lemon tree I planted.
A year ago. I’d need a different pace, a slower one,
to observeRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 11 / Elul 22

09/11/2020 04:07:33 PM

Sep11

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Just as the hand, held before the eyes, can hide the tallest mountain, so the routine of everyday life caRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 10 / Elul 21

09/10/2020 07:56:16 AM

Sep10

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​​​​​​​Rabbi Hayim of Tzanz used to tell this parable: A man, wandering in the forest for several days, finally enRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 9 / Elul 20

09/09/2020 07:56:15 AM

Sep9

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Free will is given to every human being. If we wish to incline 
ourselves toward goodness and righteous, we are free to do so;
Read more...

09/08/2020 05:48:54 PM

Sep8

Judy Polivy, VP Mitzvah, WOS

September brings us to our High Holy Days and to Women of Sinai’s collection of goods for Hope Family Services, an organization to help survivors of domestic abuse.  We will be collecting gently used clothing for all members of the family, diapers, wipes, and some household items. Often families come to...Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 8 / Elul 19

09/08/2020 04:23:34 PM

Sep8

​​​​​​​What is My Magnetic North? The compass always points in one direction, toward magnetic north.  We only know the other compassRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 7 / Elul 18

09/07/2020 04:25:03 PM

Sep7

Maya Angelou was once asked to reflect on her life. She said,Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 6 / Elul 17

09/06/2020 04:26:34 PM

Sep6

This is what the Holy One said to Israel,Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 4 / Elul 15

09/04/2020 04:28:03 PM

Sep4

May we all rise to our callingto be instruments of Your holy work.  Save us from cynicism, paralysis, and despair.  Help us turn from selfishneRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 3 / Elul 14

09/03/2020 10:47:37 AM

Sep3

Presence

And all that we really have,
And all that we can really give,
Is presence.
Just to be present.
                      Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 2 / Elul 13

09/02/2020 12:06:23 PM

Sep2

We believe in tomorrow.
We believe that we have the power to make tomorrow 
different from today.
We believe that poverty need not be permanent 
andRead more...

Temple Sinai Weekly Virtual Connections - September 2 - 8, 2020

09/02/2020 11:54:52 AM

Sep2

​​​​​​​September 2 - 8, 2020





FOR TEMPLE SINAI'S FULL CALENDAR AND HAPPENINGS CLICK HERE!
Weekly ProgrammiRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - September 1 / Elul 12

09/01/2020 12:25:06 PM

Sep1

 
Every human being is tied to God by a rope. If the rope breaks, 
and is later fixed with a knot, that individual is connected even 
closer to GodRead more...

ELUL INSPIRATION FROM RABBI KAHN - AUGUST 31 / ELUL 11

08/31/2020 11:23:38 AM

Aug31

Rabbi Kahn

 

A Fresh Start
 
Dear God
teach me to begin anew--to renew myself
along with all of Creation,
just as You renew the entire world each day. 
 
Show me how I can break free of
the constraints of my habits,
the restraints of my insecurities,
the...Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 30 / Elul 10

08/30/2020 01:27:50 PM

Aug30

 Hineni: Send MeSomeone once cried to God:Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 28 / Elul 8

08/28/2020 10:15:20 AM

Aug28

It is in deeds that human beings become aware of what life 
really is, of the power to harm and to hurt, to wreck and 
to ruin; of the ability to deRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 27 / Elul 7

08/27/2020 10:14:07 AM

Aug27

Therefore was a single human being created: to teach you that to destroy a single human soul is equivalent to destroying an entire world; and thatRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 26 / Elul 6

08/26/2020 07:56:16 AM

Aug26

It is Never Too Late
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The last word has not been spoken,
The last sentence has not been written,
The final verdict is not in.
It Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 25 / Elul 5

08/25/2020 12:25:52 PM

Aug25

 
Hold On to What is Good
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Hold on to what is good, even if it is a handful of earth
Hold on to what you believe, even if it is Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 24 / Elul 4

08/24/2020 09:21:51 AM

Aug24

To everything there is a season, 
And a time for every purpose under heaven. 
This is the season of the soul
A time to rejoice 
A time to reflect Read more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 23 / Elul 3

08/23/2020 11:45:50 AM

Aug23

Redeeming My Life
 
A Part of me
Refuses to forgive
Myself
For my errors, my mistakes,
My oversights and misdeeds.
How can I redeem my life from withRead more...

Elul Inspiration from Rabbi Kahn - August 21 / Elul 1

08/21/2020 09:33:26 AM

Aug21

Rosh Chodesh Elul: A Modern Psalm

Fighting the languor of sultry days,
We begin the turning, back to You;
Moving against the heat of our hearts,
AgaiRead more...

rabbi kahn's guest editorial on remaining vigilent in the face of anti-semitism 

08/19/2020 02:56:12 PM

Aug19

Rabbi Samantha Kahn

We had been driving for hours when I found a mix CD a friend had made me nearly two decades ago. Amused, we started listening, and my husband and I laughed and reminisced with each song. That is, until my husband suddenly skipped a song.

“We can’t listen to Ice Cube anymore,” he declared.

Like many Jewish Americans of my general age and stage, I’ve been confounded by the surging use and defense of anti-Semitism by...Read more...

A Country on fire - a sermon on racial justice

06/05/2020 02:11:23 PM

Jun5

Rabbi Samantha Kahn

Rabbi Paul Kipnes writes:

A Psalm for our cities on fire
A flame with the fires of fear
With anger burning ‘bout brazen brutality:
From a kneed neck Floyd’s breath snuffed out over there

A Psalm for our cities on fire
Veering vigorously toward violence and hate
Preventing protests that promote another vision:
Of justice that we all must create

A Psalm for our brothers and...Read more...

Fri, November 27 2020 11 Kislev 5781