Author Archive | Jill Weinthal


Rabbi’s Corner: Ted Lasso, Strengthening Bonds, & Our Preneg Pilot Program (5:15 pm today!)

I needed a little distraction to help me unwind immediately following Rosh Hashanah before diving into preparing for Yom Kippur. Many people recommended that I watch Ted Lasso, they said it was fantastic. I am hooked! Ted Lasso is a heartwarming comedy series. Despite the fact that Ted has absolutely no soccer experience whatsoever, he’s been […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: 500 Bags (or more) of “Wildly Unimaginable Blessings” – A New Year Challenge and Blessing

Curious about how the items in this photo are connected? Pasta sauce and candle sticks. Beans and decorations for my Rosh Hashanah table.  Apples and a new box of pasta. They are all part of our High Holy Day “Wildly Unimaginable Blessings” – blessings for ourselves and blessings to bestow on others. Tonight, we welcome […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: Breathing Our Way Into the New Year

In music, the breaths, rest notes, pauses, and the spaces between the notes are just as important as the musical notes themselves.  If there were no breaths, rests, pauses, or spaces, we would just have a jumble of non-stop music.  We wouldn’t understand the message that the composer was trying to convey.  We need those […]

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Rabbi’s Corner: “Oneg” Means “Joy”

  Did you ever wonder why the desserts and treats we enjoy after our Erev Shabbat service are known as an “Oneg Shabbat?” The phrase “oneg Shabbat” literally means “the joy of Shabbat.” We learn from a tapestry of Jewish sources that Shabbat is to be celebrated with such joy that even mourning the death […]

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Havdalah and Tisha B’Av Service

Tishah B’Av, observed on the 9th (tishah) of the Hebrew month of Av, is a day of mourning the destruction of both ancient Temples in Jerusalem. Liberal Judaism never has assigned a central religious role to the ancient Temple, so mourning the destruction of the Temple may not be particularly meaningful to liberal Jews. In […]

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Social Justice Updates

Justice    Justice    Justice –  Tzedek    Tzedek   Tzedek Dear TBS Community – Our TBS Social Justice Committee has been meeting with interested temple members both individually and at House Meetings (hope you were able to attend one!) responding to the question, “How are you experiencing the brokenness of the world?”  We are excited to announce that […]

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September 23 – Sukkot Pot Luck

One Big Family Under One Big Sukkah Sunday, September 23 – 6:00 pm Sukkot Pot Luck! Come celebrate Sukkot with at Temple Beth Sholom with a pot luck dinner. Simply fill out the form below to let us know what you’re bringing. Please no shellfish, pork or dishes that mix meat & cheese.   [gravityform […]

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