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Sukkot in a Time Of Pandemic: A Poem
This year, even if you do not have a sukkah to visit, you can still experience the kavanah (intention) and the ruach (spirit) of Sukkot.
Brain Calisthenics: Activities for Healthy Brains
Playing certain cognitive games can help make your brain healthier or maintain an already healthy brain. Organizations such as the AARP offer tips on brain health. Many games are available online or through book stores. Crossword puzzles, sudoku, playing challenging board games, and spelling bees...
Practicing Audacious Hospitality on Sukkot
I cherish the holiday of Sukkot. It beautifully encapsulates the quintessential magic of this bountiful time of year.
It's Sukkot, Let's Vote: The Letter I Wrote to My Neighbors about Our Sukkah
Known as z’man simchateinu (season of our rejoicing), Sukkot is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice.
Adopt a Family
Congregation provides holiday meals and gifts to less fortunate families in their area. Community Contact Information: Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot Irvine, CA www.shmtemple.org Goals: Engage congregation in addressing local poverty. Assist local families in acquiring specific needs. Overview...
Celebrate Sukkot and Social Justice with Washington Hebrew Congregation and Dan Nichols
Join Washington Hebrew Congregation (virtually or in person!) on Sunday, September 27 at 4:30 pm ET for an evening of rocking out with Dan Nichols & Eighteen and the D.C. premiere of Road to Eden, a new documentary film that captures Judaism's teachings about our connection to the earth, the...
Dwelling in Safety on Sukkot: A Prayer for Refugees
We pray to you
Creator of the Universe,
who causes the winds to blow
and the seas to rage…
For the weary and the heart shattered
escaping violence and bloodshed and war
8 Thematic Ideas to Make Every Night of Hanukkah Shine
Here are eight wonderful things about Hanukkah, one for each night, that can enhance our celebrations of this beloved holiday.
Hanukkah Reconsidered: A Split in the Jewish Soul
I grew up loving this holiday – until I learned the dark side and felt like a kid discovering that there’s no Santa Claus. It turns out Hanukkah is, in part, a tale of Jew vs. Jew.
Drive Thru Judaism: An Antidote to Quarantined Community
Craving personal connection to actual people? Missing in-person contact with your clergy and community? Consider “Drive Thru Judaism” as an antidote to quarantined community.