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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

Day-to-Day Life

Posted on September 10, 2015

Velcro Sneakers

Like many of you, my waking and sleeping dreams have been haunted by the image of a small boy in a red t-shirt, blue shorts and velcro sneakers. The three year old boy Aylan Kurdi who was trying to escape Syria and drowned near a Turkish beach is younger than my own children. Also like Continue Reading »

Posted on July 23, 2015

A Mother’s Undying Love

It has now been a full week, day after day, night after night, that four sons, several angelic Hospice nurses, compassionate assistants, daughters in law, grandchildren and residents have listened attentively to the last breaths of a matriarch. All four sons are cantors like their late father who passed away five months ago. At her Continue Reading »

Posted on June 22, 2015

The Purpose of a Synagogue

What is the purpose of a synagogue? It is a Beit Knesset – a house of gathering. A place where people come together as a community, to be in community. A place where we can go when we feel the desire to be with one another. To gather to celebrate the most joyous moments of Continue Reading »

Posted on April 8, 2015

Syncopation II

A dear friend and highly regarded actor, singer, guitarist and voice over legend, John Warren, will be the featured performer at Syncopation II on Sunday April 19th at 4:00PM. John has worked as a “Blue Eyed Soul Singing performer” songwriter and session vocalist all of his life. John is a Master Teacher of Vocal Technique Continue Reading »

Posted on February 26, 2015

Touching Your Lives

Take a moment and think about one personal experience that was important to you in your engagement with Chizuk Amuno. Share what this experience was and what made it memorable. This was the assignment given recently to a group at the synagogue and the responses were varied as they were touching. Several spoke of the Continue Reading »

Posted on February 12, 2015

Sam Glaser/The Light Still Shines On

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Sam Glaser/The Light Still Shines On It has already been two months since we hosted a Chanukah concert featuring the talented and versatile entertainer Sam Glaser at Chizuk Amuno. The concert, made possible through the generosity of Leonard and Phyllis Attman, hit a high note with the audience especially with a guest Continue Reading »

Posted on January 9, 2015

The Theology of Football

** This is a revision of a post from January 2013. Lucky for us, we have lots of January football in Baltimore. Black is the color I’m wearing today. It’s been a short week and I forgot to wear my usual purple. You would think it would be hard to forget with all the excitement Continue Reading »

Posted on December 9, 2014

Sunday the Rabbi Went to the Moon

It was a long flight, but I packed well, hydrated, and made it there and back in time to watch the first quarter of the Ravens game with the Brotherhood. This past Sunday the Rosenbloom Religious School second graders invited me to go to the moon with them. Their class is called Kochavim (stars) because Continue Reading »

Posted on November 7, 2014

Hinei Ma Tov

It began as a random email. A stranger reaching out across the net. A member of the Hamsptead Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who worked with a Chizuk Amuno member. The church was seeking a faith partner with which to engage in community service, might Chizuk Amuno be interested? Continue Reading »

Posted on June 10, 2014

Summer Reading

If there is a more luxurious feeling than lying in a hammock, or in bed, or on the couch on a summer evening and delving into a good book, then I don’t know what it is. As the warm weather begins, my reading list turns to a mix of High Holiday preparation and summer favorites. Continue Reading »

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