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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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Posted on September 8, 2011

A *Breath* of Inspiration

We are blessed with congregants at Chizuk Amuno who define the true essence and meaning of courage combined with faith. One of those individuals is Anne King. If you don’t recognize the name you will recognize her face. For many devoted years she has steadfastly coordinated and directed the highly successful Sisterhood Gift Shop at Continue Reading »

Posted on August 21, 2011

A Trip to Germany and Israel with over a Hundred Cantors

It is my pleasure to invite you on an awe-inspiring Cantors Assembly journey of Heritage & Healing to Germany and Israel. As you are aware the Cantors Perlman 5 have led mometous trips in the past to Israel full of song and lasting memories that many of you attended. This trip sponsored by the Cantors Continue Reading »

Posted on April 8, 2011

36 Hours From Afghanistan

They barely looked tired. They had so many bags. And animals. And children. They smiled and some cried and some stared. But all were welcomed home. Last night a small group of us from Chizuk Amuno went out to BWI to welcome home our servicemen and women. We have been going about once a month Continue Reading »

Posted on March 1, 2011

Finding the Sacred in the Mundane

On Shabbat morning a gentleman came up to me and said, “I have a quick question, what’s mysticism?” I ducked the question (gracefully I hope) and promised to get back to him. Since then several more people have commented to me about our sermon/discussion last Shabbat based on Max Kadushin’s concept of Normal Mysticism so Continue Reading »

Posted on February 24, 2011

The Walls are Talking

If you have been in the Schechter lobby recently you might have heard the walls talking. For the past weeks parents, students, alumni, faculty and community members have been painting murals on the walls in honor of Krieger Schechter’s 30th anniversary. I’ve been keeping “paint clothes” in my office so that I can come and Continue Reading »

Posted on December 16, 2010

Top Religion Stories of 2010

For the past several years, I have used the ubiquitous “Top Ten” lists that circulate at the end of the calendar year as a model for a sermon on the top religion stories for the year that had passed. In 2009, my picks for the most important religion stories (at least for a Jewish community) Continue Reading »

Posted on December 13, 2010

Yes, the Rabbi is In

Can I tell you how much I love it when a visitor to the synagogue sees my open office door next to Rabbi Shulman’s office and assumes that I am his secretary? It happened again just this morning and it still cracks me up every time. In fact many years ago I went to visit Continue Reading »

Posted on November 10, 2010

Jewish “Angels” Sing at the Basilica

A Disclaimer: On Novemeber 21 the Ravens have an away game at 1:00 p.m. that you can record. An Invitation: On November 21st the Chizuk Amuno Professional Choir and Hazzan will participate in a rare historic Baltimore community event at 2:00 p.m. that you can plan to be part of…. The angelic voices of our Continue Reading »

Posted on October 22, 2010

“If These Walls Could Sing”

On Friday, October 29, 2010, from 7;30-8:30 p.m, our Congregation will become time travelers. We will recreate Jules Verne’s “Time Machine” and transport everyone back into time to relive majestic and captivating melodies. This is a rare and unique opportunity, to sit row by row, family by family, and vividly experience what our grandparents and Continue Reading »

Posted on September 29, 2010

Angels in the Infield

The greatest choir directors in the world, during passionate choral conducting moments of liturgical masterpieces, experience an intense “feeling of oneness” with all of their choir members; their audience for the most part made up of perfect strangers and God in Heaven. We are blessed at Chizuk Amuno to have one of those rare choir Continue Reading »

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