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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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Recent Posts

Posted on May 14, 2018

Recognizing Gemilut Hasadim Volunteers

In the verses that we just read, bnei Yisrael are called avadim, servants, most particularly avadai, MY servants. God explains that God redeemed the children of Israel from Egyptian slavery for the purpose of doing God’s work. The people who are recognized here today are just a small representation of the over 450 Gemilut Hasadim volunteers who Continue Reading »

Posted on May 7, 2018

A Year in Song

A Year in Song Last spring the Senior Staff went to the Zaiman Educational Alliance committee with a request for funding to enhance the musical offerings at the congregation and schools. Each had multiple needs united with a vision of bringing more song into our hallways, our prayer services and our classrooms. Over the course Continue Reading »

Posted on February 21, 2018

Our Children

I care deeply about my children. I care deeply about your children. I care deeply about the 563 children who are students in our congregational schools. My love for them and devotion to them keeps me awake nights, last Wednesday night in particular.   Did you lie awake thinking about them, wondering how people who care Continue Reading »

Full Archive

Date Title Category
May 14, 2018 Recognizing Gemilut Hasadim Volunteers Day-to-Day Life
May 7, 2018 A Year in Song Family & Friends
February 21, 2018 Our Children Our Children
December 21, 2017 Let the Lights Shine! Holidays
October 30, 2017 Music from the Amuno Minyan Shabbat
August 29, 2017 A Sweet Year of Learning Learning
April 6, 2017 Preparing for Passover Holidays
March 17, 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Sameyach! Holidays
March 16, 2017 “Rabbi, I Have a Question” Day-to-Day Life
March 7, 2017 “Just Such a Moment” Day-to-Day Life
December 16, 2016 Good Morning Baltimore! Learning
November 29, 2016 Israel is Burning Spirituality
November 9, 2016 Planting Bulbs Day-to-Day Life
November 8, 2016 I’m Not Telling You Who I’m With Day-to-Day Life
October 7, 2016 Wordless Repentance Holidays
August 17, 2016 Beginnings Art & Culture
July 18, 2016 Condolence Notes Day-to-Day Life
May 25, 2016 Building and Being Built Our Children
May 10, 2016 Yom Hazikaron Holidays
April 20, 2016 Happy Passover Holidays
April 6, 2016 A Modern Day Nachshon Our Children
January 15, 2016 How Jews See “The Other” Learning
January 4, 2016 Happy 2016: The Blessing of Knowing Holidays
December 15, 2015 Report Card for a Class of Adult Learners Learning
December 7, 2015 Hanukkah for Adults Holidays
November 3, 2015 Shalom Chaver Spirituality
October 25, 2015 Sharing Shabbat Shabbat
September 30, 2015 Sukkah Memories Holidays
September 10, 2015 Velcro Sneakers Day-to-Day Life
June 22, 2015 The Purpose of a Synagogue Day-to-Day Life
March 18, 2015 Passover Questions Holidays
March 10, 2015 A Particular Mitzvah Holidays
February 26, 2015 Touching Your Lives Day-to-Day Life
January 27, 2015 “Texting” Together Learning
January 9, 2015 The Theology of Football Day-to-Day Life
January 4, 2015 Welcome Home Israel Travelers Our Children
December 9, 2014 Sunday the Rabbi Went to the Moon Day-to-Day Life
November 7, 2014 Hinei Ma Tov Day-to-Day Life
September 22, 2014 What I’m Not Praying for in 5775 Holidays
September 21, 2014 Vocabulary Lesson for the High Holidays Holidays
August 26, 2014 Returning in Elul Holidays
July 30, 2014 A Funeral That Teaches the Art of Living Spirituality
July 1, 2014 National Mourning and Tammuz Our Children
June 10, 2014 Summer Reading Day-to-Day Life
May 5, 2014 Yom Ha Atzmaut Wedding Spirituality
April 3, 2014 20 Suggestions for Pesah Happiness Holidays
March 25, 2014 The Purple Passover Notebook Holidays
March 12, 2014 Sequestered in Ratner’s Food
February 10, 2014 Leap Year Changes Holidays
January 29, 2014 Masks are Just for Purim Family & Friends
January 23, 2014 Another Day in Pikesville Spirituality
December 4, 2013 Read Along – My Promised Land Learning
November 27, 2013 Uf Gozal – Farewell to Arik Einstein Spirituality
November 4, 2013 Hanukkah Guilt Holidays
October 24, 2013 Happy Anniversary to All of Us Day-to-Day Life
October 16, 2013 18th Yahrtzeit of Yitzhak Rabin Spirituality
October 2, 2013 Two By Two – The Fall Holidays Holidays
September 9, 2013 Yom Kippur Reading Holidays
August 29, 2013 High Holiday Services are … Holidays
August 1, 2013 I Love Jewish Overnight Camp Our Children
July 15, 2013 How We Remember Holidays
June 27, 2013 Crowdsourcing Sermons Holidays
June 18, 2013 Buried Treasure Spirituality
April 17, 2013 The Diameter of the Bomb Spirituality
April 8, 2013 How We Remember Spirituality
March 22, 2013 Blessings for Passover Holidays
March 5, 2013 Let My People Go Holidays
March 1, 2013 Rabbi Nahman Walks into a Sushi Bar Food
February 14, 2013 Rabbi David Hartman z”l Spirituality
February 3, 2013 A Blessing for the Ravens Day-to-Day Life
January 30, 2013 Lip Shtick Day-to-Day Life
January 23, 2013 Why Do We Repeat the Amidah? Spirituality
January 4, 2013 The Theology of Football Spirituality
December 12, 2012 Community Stories from the Struggle Learning
November 29, 2012 Amuno Minyan Spirituality
November 16, 2012 Sha’alu Shlom Yerushalayim Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem Spirituality
November 12, 2012 Day School or Another Child Spirituality
November 5, 2012 “Above the Crash of the Sea and its Breakers” Shabbat
October 11, 2012 And So It Ends Spirituality
September 27, 2012 God’s Blessings to Man Spirituality
September 11, 2012 Six Word High Holiday Memoirs Holidays
September 6, 2012 The Nature of Beginnings Spirituality
August 6, 2012 What Are You Reading? Day-to-Day Life
July 25, 2012 Remembering the Munich 11 Day-to-Day Life
June 15, 2012 Calling all Summer Shul Fans Shabbat
May 29, 2012 Inspiring Love of Israel Learning
April 9, 2012 Lost: One Afikomen Food
March 16, 2012 Pirkei Rabbanut: Things Rabbi Zaiman Taught Me About the Rabbinate Learning
March 2, 2012 A Purim Quiz Holidays
February 21, 2012 Jewish Things to Do With an Extra Day Holidays
January 20, 2012 Why We’re Only Talking About Sunday Spirituality
December 16, 2011 Hazak Hazak V’Nithazek Learning
November 29, 2011 The Way the Jewish World is Changing Learning
November 24, 2011 Limitations and Desserts Shabbat
October 18, 2011 And the Winner is … Holidays
October 11, 2011 Free Gilad Shalit Spirituality
September 21, 2011 The Rosh Hashanah Seder Food
September 12, 2011 As a Driven Leaf Learning
July 21, 2011 The Community of Atlantis Spirituality
July 12, 2011 Your Sermon Input Needed Learning
June 29, 2011 Noon in Jerusalem Art & Culture
April 8, 2011 36 Hours From Afghanistan Day-to-Day Life
April 8, 2011 Counting Down Holidays
March 14, 2011 Purim Treats Food
March 1, 2011 Finding the Sacred in the Mundane Day-to-Day Life
February 24, 2011 The Walls are Talking Art & Culture
February 2, 2011 The Most Important Part of the Body Spirituality
January 7, 2011 A Night at the Museum Spirituality
December 23, 2010 The Israel of Our Dreams Spirituality
December 16, 2010 Top Religion Stories of 2010 Day-to-Day Life
December 13, 2010 Yes, the Rabbi is In Day-to-Day Life
November 4, 2010 Yitzhak Rabin z”l November 4, 1995 Spirituality
October 27, 2010 Why Did God Put the Tags in Back? Our Children
October 13, 2010 Freeing the Captive Spirituality
September 28, 2010 Save Your Species Holidays
September 20, 2010 Bring on the Books Day-to-Day Life
September 13, 2010 Ess, Daven, Kvell Holidays
September 5, 2010 Communities and Individuals Holidays
August 31, 2010 Thanks for the snacks Day-to-Day Life
August 22, 2010 Shanah Tovah from Iceland Day-to-Day Life
August 11, 2010 “Rabbi”ing Out Loud Day-to-Day Life