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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 - July 4, 2016

Remembering Survivors – Remembering Elie Wiesel

Over the past few months sadly officiating at a number of Holocaust survivors’ funerals, I’ve become concerned. Each and every story I learn touches me deeply, shocks me when I think no more about the Shoah can, and leaves me with this awareness. We are losing more than the generation who survived. We are losing more than their memories and eyewitness accounts. We are losing the survivor generation’s courage and...

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Recent Sermons

History or Memory?

Shabbat Devarim-Hazon 5776

I returned to my roots last week. Robin and I traveled...

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“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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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 - August 17, 2016

Beginnings

As the summer soon draws to a close, and a new school year and new Jewish year are soon to begin, here are six thoughts from different people on the nature of beginnings. Share the questions with your family or use them at your Shabbat or holiday table to inspire meaningful discussion about the nuances of the year past and year to come. All beginnings are difficult. Mechilta de Rabbi Yishmael Why is it that beginnings...

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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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