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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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Day-to-Day Life

Posted on November 8, 2016

I’m Not Telling You Who I’m With

And not just because that title ends with a preposition. But because it is totally and completely inappropriate for a pulpit rabbi or any pulpit serving clergyperson, to be with any candidate. As a rabbi, I am rabbi to every single member of my flock – those who want to make America great again and Continue Reading »

Posted on September 12, 2016

What’s Next???

On Sunday September 11th an august group of supportive members gathered at Beth Goldsmith’s residence to celebrate the storied successes at Chizuk Amuno Congregation. We are a vibrant congregation that begins with our youngest and most impressionable future leaders in Goldsmith and continues in our educational fabled KSDS. It began decades ago with the growth Continue Reading »

Posted on August 17, 2016

Beginnings

As the summer soon draws to a close, and a new school year and new Jewish year are soon to begin, here are six thoughts from different people on the nature of beginnings. Share the questions with your family or use them at your Shabbat or holiday table to inspire meaningful discussion about the nuances Continue Reading »

Posted on July 18, 2016

Condolence Notes

What can I do? That is a question that we have heard time and again this summer. One small suggestion: write a note of condolence to the Dallas or Baton Rouge Police Departments or the Castile and Sterling families. We will collect these notes from the Chizuk Amuno community and mail them on behalf of Continue Reading »

Posted on September 13, 2015

Wrapped in Memories

A medium sized package arrived via Priority Mail with Hebrew postal stickers from Israel to our house. Inside the corrugated envelope was a large plastic bag with a typed note that concealed its contents. The note was from Rabbi/Cantor Eli Perlman, my eldest brother. It began “The Days of Awe are the perfect time for Continue Reading »

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 »