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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 27, 2015

All Lives Matter

Today was Freddie Gray’s funeral, a sad gathering for his family and community, a sad event for all of us to notice, a sad occasion that should not have had to take place. In memory and reaction, the streets of Baltimore City fill with protests demanding justice and respect for all citizens. Let’s not allow any unfortunate, misguided violence following the organized protests to distract from the issue. The tragic...

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Recent Sermons

Environment Establishes Expectation - Inequality Instills Indignity

Shabbat Emor 5775

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

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Diplomacy Is a Team Sport

Shabbat Shemini 5775

I’ve been thinking a lot about the political relationship between...

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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 22, 2015

Yom Hazikaron

The following was shared with our Krieger Schechter Day School students at their Yom Hazikaron (Remembrance Day for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terror) program this morning. The flowers surprised me. Coming from the United States where we Jews do not generally put flowers on graves, the simple pink carnations which were given out to all who visited the cemetery surprised me. What was I to do with it? At the...

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Recent Sermons

Still Small Voices of Baltimore

If you listened closely this week, you could hear voices. Kol demamah dakah,  still...

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The First Bat Mitzvah

A few years ago a girl stepped up onto the bimah and did what Macy and Elizabeth...

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