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Rabbi Ron Shulman

Rabbi Ron Shulman

I came to Chizuk Amuno Congregation in July 2004 to serve as this synagogue community’s seventh Senior Rabbi. Teaching is the rabbinic role I find most enjoyable. Celebrating and observing the sacred, personal moments...

Latest Blog Post - September 1, 2015

Renew the Old – Consecrate the New

Even as the music I listen to is now digitally recorded - downloaded or streamed onto my devices - I still have my collection of vinyl record albums stored in a cabinet. Good thing because collecting record albums is popular again. Retailers observe that this trend back to vinyl is particularly noticeable among younger consumers. I guess it’s time to dust off my old turn-table! Old form or new, the song matters more...

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Recent Sermons

The Symbols We Honor

Shabbat Hukkat 5775

Last Friday I stood at the bimah of the Altneuschul, the Old-New...

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Environment Establishes Expectation - Inequality Instills Indignity

Shabbat Emor 5775

In his important and challenging history of Baltimore, Not In...

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Rabbi Deborah Wechsler

Rabbi Deborah Wechsler

Rabbi Wechsler has touched the lives of many members of our community through her intellect, warmth, compassion and commitment to the ideals of Conservative Judaism. As the first woman to serve as rabbi of Chizuk Amuno...

Latest Blog Post - June 22, 2015

The Purpose of a Synagogue

What is the purpose of a synagogue? It is a Beit Knesset – a house of gathering. A place where people come together as a community, to be in community. A place where we can go when we feel the desire to be with one another. To gather to celebrate the most joyous moments of life as we have this morning – babies being welcomed into the covenant of the Jewish people, loving partnerships celebrated, religious milestones...

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True Judaism

Much of Deuteronomy chapter 18 which we read this morning deals with the prophet...

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The Purpose of a Synagogue

What is the purpose of a synagogue?

It is a Beit Knesset – a house of gathering...

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