February 12, 2016

President’s Day Schedule, Monday, February 15 – Offices and Schools Closed. Morning and Evening Minyan at Regular Times.

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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 - January 25, 2016

Snow Is Beneficial

The Talmudic sage Raba says that snow is beneficial. This week, adjusting our routines in response to massive amounts of snow, let’s hope he’s right. I hope we find benefit in spending some unexpected time at home or with family. While busy honoring commitments and responsibilities, I hope we benefit from a few less hectic days. Warm and well, we remember to check on and assist others for their benefit. The Book of...

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The Courage to Look Forward

Shabbat Bo 5776

Assuming none of you hold the winning ticket from this week’s historic...

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A Year of Emoticons and Feeling

Shabbat Vayigash 5776

It’s time for the annual parade of year-end lists. What were...

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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 - January 15, 2016

How Jews See "The Other"

In the spring of 2015 as Baltimore was erupting around us, we began to engage in conversations about ways in which we as a congregation might engage positively with the community around us. We were saddened at what we saw happening in Baltimore City and we felt responsible to take action and not stand idly by. One of the requests at that time was to engage with Jewish text to see how our tradition could inform our behavior...

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Standing "Un-Idly" By

When you look at the great Biblical figures, many of them have a character trait...

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Life is Short

Let’s start with a short assignment. Your teacher might have called this “fill in...

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