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Take A Hike! Brotherhood and Sisterhood

JOIN TBS BROTHERHOOD AND SISTERHOOD for A HIKE on SUNDAY OCTOBER 17TH, 2021 Have some fun, get some exercise, No experience necessary. Led by Lisa and Todd Litman Meet at 9:15 a.m.Reservations are required, the location will be sent via email once Your reservation is submitted.Lots of parking on the street next to the trail. […]

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From the Rabbi’s Study: Let God In

By Rabbi David Lipper* I receive about 150 messages a day by email. They come from all over the world. From Israel, I receive daily news briefings; from New York I receive rabbinic news; from somewhere in New England, I receive stories of heroism; from members of our congregation, I receive jokes (oy, the jokes). […]

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Focus Groups

Share Your Thoughts and Ideas! Your thoughts and ideas count! Focus groups are being held to gather information for our strategic planning process and for our settled rabbi search. This is an exciting opportunity to connect with all our congregants to help decide how we can best meet your needs and prepare for the future. […]

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From the Rabbis Study: Remember, Together

Next Tuesday marks the end of our Holy Day season. We draw the final gates closed with the words of Yizkor. Yizkor is a powerful moment. It is hard to remember and yet, cathartic. To be called together to remember those we have lost is, as my colleague Rabbi Jaime Gibson shares, an act of […]

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A Reflection on Positive Change

By Mike Winston, President As the High Holy Days approach each year, my wife Mimi and I like to reflect on the previous year. We remember the good things, but also think about the challenges that come with raising two young kids. We share our high and low moments, what made those moments meaningful, and […]

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Echoes of Elul, Day 29: A Meditation

As the 29 days of Elul come to a close today, Rabbi Lipper shares “A Meditation” for us to read and contemplate. I hope Elul has been an insightful journey for us all, filled with awareness, forgiveness, compassion, and gratitude. Risè Kirbo A Meditation. God, I have precious time to give to those I love, […]

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Look to the Rainbow

By Cantor David Reinwald What is it about a rainbow that immediately excites us and draws our attention? This just happened to me. I was driving and looking at the sky. It was totally grey and cloudy, a state of the weather that can bring us down here in perpetually “sunny Southern California.” And then […]

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