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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 - April 7, 2014

Our Jewish Story

Jewish families are more diverse than ever before. Most families I know include individuals from a wide variety of background origins, life experiences, and cultures. Think about those who will attend your Passover Seder. I imagine the majority of us will welcome around our tables spouses, children, and extended relatives, gracious, loving family members and friends who bring diverse perspectives on what we are celebrating...

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Recent Sermons

The Matzah Industrial Complex

Shabbat Metzora 5774

Five miles from the Mexican border, in Yuma, Arizona, wheat...

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Mandela & Joseph, You & I

Shabbat Vayigash 5774

My sermon this morning was to begin with the passing of Arik...

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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 - April 3, 2014

20 Suggestions for Pesah Happiness

anyone who offers to help, let them repeat after me, dirt is not hametz once it is cooked, no one can tell the difference between a deckle and a brisket Barton's almond kisses use your grandmother's dishes put your shopping list into excel and update yearly go to seven mile before 10:30am start early. slow and steady wins the race give homework to seder attendees more fruit, less farfel hol ha moed field trips keep your...

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Recent Sermons

The Function of Freedom

If you had to choose one word to represent this month, this holiday, this endeavor...

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940 Shabbatot

Those of you who follow the shul on Facebook, which you all should, know that this...

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Rabbi Paul Schneider

Rabbi Paul Schneider

After 29 years as headmaster of the Krieger Schechter Day School, I have the privilege of joining the rabbinic staff at the congregation. I welcome the challenge of becoming  Chizuk's first Director of Congregational...

Latest Blog Post - March 18, 2014

D-Day Buddies

When I learned that Sol Goldstein was among the US forces that liberated Buchenwald, I called him to offer him a Torah honor on April 22nd, the last day of Pesah, and the day on which we will be honoring Holocaust survivors in our community. He graciously accepted, but insisted on sharing the honor with our long-time member and regular Shabbat worshipper, Marvin Solomon. I asked him why Marvin, and he shared the following...

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Recent Sermons

Salaam Alaikum

Rabbi Daniel Grossman tells the following story.
When he was in college, he decided...


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The Parent Teacher Conference

When I read that Krieger Schechter has parent teacher conferences this coming week...

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