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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 18, 2014

Sadness in Kansas City – Goodness in Life

It was the Sunday afternoon before Passover. I was on my way to the airport to pick up family flying in for the holiday from points west. Just before I left home, the phone rang. A cousin from Overland Park, KS was calling. His parents were en route to Baltimore. “When you greet them at the airport reassure them that we’re all fine,” he said. “When they hear the news about the terrible shooting at the JCC they’ll...

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Recent Sermons

Borders

Shabbat Pinhas 5774

We monitor lots of concern about borders these days. As a result...

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What Do We Want from Religion

Shabbat B'hukotai 5774

I think you’ll agree that religion and religious institutions...

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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 - July 22, 2014

What Can I Do?

Amidst the sadness and the terror and the fear, this is the question that people keep asking: What Can I Do? From here in Baltimore we cannot stop the rocket attacks but we want to do anything and everything that we can to support Israel.  Get educated –There is so much misinformation floating around that it is difficult to know the facts and be able to articulate them to others. A few helpful places for information...

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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

Teaching Goodness

The story is told of four parents. They were talking about raising their children...

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Blessings

Goldie Dorfman, of blessed memory, was my maternal grandma, my Bubbie. When I was...

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