Category Archives: Hagim/Holidays

Lag b’Omer ~ What Is It?

Lag b’Omer … What is it? This is a question frequently asked, even by Jews, when mentioning the Jewish holiday of Lag b’Omer. To the English speaker, the first word sounds like “log” – the wood you place on a campfire. This auditory cue … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be Free? Responsibility … for the Freedom of Others

This is a crosspost from Faith in Public Life’s 100 Days of Justice (www.justice100.org), an initiative which partners with voices from diverse religious, racial, cultural backgrounds and LGTBQ  communities to widely share resources, stories and calls to action at both the national and … Continue reading

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Bringing Light into Dark Times ~ Ancient Tradition AND Modern Necessity

An extraordinarily bright and hope-filled invitation from Little Minyan Kehilla member Jodi Kushins to participate in this season of light with our brothers, sisters, cousins of multiple faith traditions which bring LIGHT into darkness when daylight becomes sparse in our hemisphere. … Continue reading

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Viewing “Interfaith” Family Formation through a Progressive Jewish Lens

Our Little Minyan Kehilla has always been a welcoming home to those of us who wrestle with what it means to be Jewish in 21st Century America. Many of us have both danced intimately, lovingly with Judaism and also found … Continue reading

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As we Begin Again … How Does Torah Inform Us in the 21st Century?

This post is based on an essay by Joseph Gindi which is the first in a new series from American Jewish World Service (AJWS) entitled  JustThought. This monthly publication will dive deeply into a key issue or question. For their inaugural post, AJWS examines the … Continue reading

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Mo’adim l’Simcha ~ Festival of Joy … Sukkot Bounty and Responsibility

Many of us, even those of us who were raised in Jewish homes, did not grow up with a sukkah in our backyards. There was a sukkah built at the synagogue and we decorated it together, maybe had a festive … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shoftim & Rosh Chodesh Elul ~ At the Confluence of Justice and Love

As we entered Shabbat last weekend, we also turned from the month of Av to the month of Elul on the Hebrew calendar. The month of Elul is the last month before the beginning of the Jewish year ~ Rosh … Continue reading

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Preparing for and Celebration our Yamim Nora’im 5777 ~ Days of Awe 2016

          Click here to access our full schedule for the Days of Awe 5777                                       The Yamim Nora’im ~ Days of … Continue reading

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Revelation on the Farm ~ Receiving Torah in Community

Sunday, June 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 at Over the Fence Urban Farm Shavuot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Torah, has its roots in agriculture, although it is liturgically and, in celebratory customs, linked to the revelation of Torah … Continue reading

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Tikun Leil Shavuot ~ Torah and Tannins

Tikun Leil Shavuot ~ Saturday, June 11th, 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. ~ Torah and Tannins (Red Wine, Black Tea, Dark Chocolate) On Shavuot, we celebrate what chazal (our rabbinic sages) called Z’man Matan Torateinu, meaning the time when our Torah was … Continue reading

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