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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 2, 2015

Passover Culture

As background to our own Passover celebration, food historians are of the opinion that leavened bread originated in Egypt, probably less than a millennium before the pyramids were built. The Egyptians, while also consuming unleavened bread, were the first to produce leavened bread which became a symbol of Egyptian culture. This offers us remarkable understanding for why the Israelites left Egypt with matzah. For our Biblical...

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Recent Sermons

Redeem the Dead

Passover Yizkor Sermon 5775

Here we gather to complete our Passover observance....

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We Have Two Stories To Tell

Shabbat Beshalah 5775

We have two stories to tell. We must tell them both. 70 years...

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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 16, 2015

Building a Parapet for Our Children

This morning in my Stulman Center class Fences & Walls, in which we study the boundaries of Jewish life, we discussed Deuteronomy 22:8, “When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, so that you do not bring bloodguilt on your house if a faller should fall from it.” We had a really interesting discussion about accountability and responsibility. After looking at some traditional commentaries,...

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Recent Sermons

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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Acknowledging the Good in Dr. King's Single Garment of Destiny

It’s time to get out those plastic frogs and the tubes of fake blood because the...

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