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Chizuk Amuno Congregation


We welcome you and your family to continue to learn and pray with us each day in ways that we
believe will elevate your search for meaning and deepen your faith.

We also invite you to keep in touch, reach out to us in times of need, and stay informed as
we explore together the challenges and responses to COVID-19 through a Jewish lens.

Although our campus is temporarily closed, our community and all that we are able to
offer at this time remain available and open to you in new and exciting ways. Some of our current offerings are listed below.
May we all enjoy in peace, community, and good health!

Crowdsourcing Sermons

Several of you told me that I taught you a new word last Shabbat when I mentioned summer “slippage,” meaning the learning loss that happens during the months when our kids are not in school. Today I might be teaching you another new word by crowdsourcing for help in planning out a sermon schedule for the next year. Crowdsourcing is, “the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community, rather than from traditional employees or suppliers.” So says Merriam Webster.

Each summer I spend some time preparing sermons for the High Holidays as well as a schedule for sermons for the next year. It would be helpful to hear from you about what you would be interested in hearing from the pulpit on Rosh Hashanah and beyond.

What are the most pressing concerns and interests in your Jewish life?

If the generalities don’t move you, feel free to address the following:

  1. Uncertainty – a theology of perchance
  2. Reasonable Expectations of Judaism and the Synagogue

You can thank me for your newfound and hip vocabulary by replying in the comments sections. And I thank you in advance for your thoughts and comments.