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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 - May 1, 2016

The Torah of Zionism

At the AIPAC conference some weeks ago, I attended a special session for rabbis. 750 of us from all religious streams of Jewish life sat together over lunch to think about some of the challenges confronting Israel right now. As we were listening to the speakers and talking among ourselves, a friend of mine observed that this occasion was notable for bringing together such a large and diverse gathering of rabbis who represent...

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Recent Sermons

“I Am What I Do” (Reflections following Orlando)

Shabbat Naso 5776

We have a question. After the horror in Orlando we have many questions...

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Perfect Speech

Shabbat Bemidbar 5776

Reading an article in Sports Illustrated, (May 16, 2016) I...

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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 - May 25, 2016

Building and Being Built

It has been a week of learning new skills. On Sunday Jason Davidov taught me to rake gravel, on Monday Michael Andorsky taught me how to use a drill, on Tuesday Chad from Leathers taught me to use a router and dig and measure post holes, and on Wednesday this rabbi took a few Advil and rested. Have you been a part of our Playground Build yet? It has been an extraordinary experience in community and an amazing week of...

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Recent Sermons

Mountains and Laws

In the past month there have been many mountains at Chizuk Amuno, most of them having...

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Like Water on a Stone

Once there was an ordinary man named Akiba. He was born Jewish but if there has been...

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