Rabbi Jen Gubitz

Self-Awareness Sets Us Free

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Jen Gubitz

“I’ve never been good with words,” he said. “I wouldn't know what to say. I wouldn’t know how to say it. I wouldn’t even know who to say it to - I’ve just never been good with words.” The anxiety swelled up in Moses’ chest.

Vaccinate Us: A Prayer for Healing from Hate

Rabbi Jen Gubitz
As our world suffers, sickened by this virus - we pray: Inoculate our hearts with fortitude to dismantle systemic racism Inject our souls with compassion to love and then to love harder Mitigate our structures of power against abuse, exploitation, and violence.

From Crimea: "Tell Them There are Still Jews Here"

Rabbi Jen Gubitz
March 26, 2014

Overcome with emotion, the young man confined to a wheelchair began to sob. “Please tell them – tell everyone – that there are still Jews here…”

Walking outside into the crisp, salty Black Sea air, there wasn’t much to say.

Running on Narrow Bridges

Rabbi Jen Gubitz
April 22, 2013

Kol ha'Olam - the whole world was glued to Boston this week. The beautiful weekend, followed by an amazing race, with perfect running conditions. The only heartbreak, we thought, being the hills of Newton. Kol ha'Olam - the whole world gathered to cheer on world-class athletes, a world-class race course, with world-class fans. Kol ha'Olam - we know that in this whole world, we are not the only ones who face and fear tragedies like this and yet, Kol ha'Olam - it feels today in our whole world of Boston that we are under siege, and we are scared and we fear for our safety, for the safety of our loved ones, and for the safety of those we don't even know.