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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 - October 2, 2014

Holiday Expectations

In Montgomery County, officials cancelled a Harvest Festival that draws 4,000 on the first Saturday in October each year after some members of the Jewish community protested because October 4 is Yom Kippur. Now the larger community of festival participants, including agriculture-related groups and various vendors, are upset. I’ve heard similar concerns this year about Yom Kippur conflicts related to the baseball playoffs...

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Recent Sermons

A Greater Jewish Good

Yom Kippur Sermon - October 4, 2014

Suzy came to see me. During her teen years,...

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Cheer Up

Rosh HaShanah Sermon - September 26, 2014

I’m glad we’re here today. I’m delighted...

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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 - September 22, 2014

What I'm Not Praying for in 5775

What do I pray for in the New Year?  It would be easier to answer the opposite question – what don’t I pray for in the New Year? I don’t pray for an exciting life where everything changes in an instant. I pray for the quiet pleasures of regularity and routine. I don’t pray for miraculous physical changes. I pray for plain old good health. I don’t pray that my kids be the top of their class or state champions...

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Recent Sermons

Telling the Whole Truth

Welcome to the courtroom. A short while ago this sanctuary was transformed into a...

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Forget the Big Idea

In August, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced the launch of the Genesis Generation...

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