Today’s mindful reflection in the week leading up to Rosh Hashanah followed by the sounding of the shofar.
A Shofar Moment: 9/13/2020
A Shofar Moment for 9/13/2020: A reflection for the day followed by the sounding of the shofar.
My reflections on the Black Lives Matter movement from this past week
-Human life and dignity are more important than property. -Everyone has a voice, though many voices are suppressed. It’s not my job to speak for them. But it is my responsibility to help ensure that they have a platform for their voice...Continue reading
Shavuot (Thursday!) Night of Learning with R. Judith Hauptman and R. Moishe Steigmann
The first night of Shavuot traditionally includes a tikkun leyl Shavuot — a full night of learning and study. While I do not plan to teach until sunrise this year, The Spark Wisconsin is sponsoring a Night of Learning. In addition to my teaching...Continue reading
Happy Earth Day!!
While we wish that we could have given the Earth its birthday gift under different circumstances, we should all be proud that the Earth is having such a refreshing, rejuvenating, and restorative day following a few weeks of us living alongside the...Continue reading
Ready to lead a live seder on Zoom!
My seder table. Image on top: How I am set up to lead on online Zoom seder for more than 100 participants!
Online Learning Sessions, First-Night Seder on Zoom!
Since many of us home and since many of us might be more disconnected than usual from our communities, I want to offer online learning opportunities. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING BACK ON THIS POST FOR UPDATED LEARNING SESSIONS! Adults and children welcome, and feel...Continue reading
Why I’m Self-Quarantining for Fourteen Days, Why I Urged My Synagogue to Close, and Why You Should, Too: A Reflection on Leadership
My head is swimming, and it has been for many days. It’s hard to keep straight so many conflicting yet intertwined realities. What is my role as a leader? As a house guest? As a member of society? As a friend? As...Continue reading
Speaking at Milwaukee Strong: A Vigil to Unite & Heal
I had the honor and privilege of representing the Wisconsin Council of Rabbis alongside a dozen other faith leaders and numerous local and statewide elected officials at tonight’s vigil outside Milwaukee City Hall in memory of the victims of the Molson Coors...Continue reading
Guest on Shmuel Rosner’s weekly Torah Talk
I had the joy and privilege of being a guest on the weekly Torah talk of author and journalist Shmuel Rosner as hosted on the Jewish Journal. Enjoy the video, and please let me know any thoughts that you have to any...Continue reading