Time for a Booster

By Rabbi Yossel Kranz   Israel is currently administering a third COVID booster shot to millions of citizens over the age of 50, and to those...

Rabbi Reflections: UVA Hillel rededicated to mission, core values

This last year was a challenging one, to say the least.  For an organization whose core strategy is predicated on building strong relationships and...

Rabbi Reflections: Embracing individual destiny

By Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman Congregation Brith Achim On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of American independence. As Americans we are blessed with the freedom...

Reentry Anxiety

By Rabbi Ahuva Zaches Congregation Or Ami Compared to this time last year, we are in a much better place with regard to the pandemic. A significant percentage...

When was your last Spiritual?

By Rabbi Yossel Kranz Chabad of Virginia I recently had my annual physical. Aside from the masks, it was the usual checkup—height, weight, blood pressure, cholesterol,...

Passover 2021 – Rabbi Reflections Chabad Community Synagogue

Passover, the joyous Jewish festival of freedom, marks our ancestors’ liberation from Egyptian bondage and the birth of our nationhood and special relationship with...

Passover 2021 – Rabbi Reflections Congregation Beth Ahabah and Congregation Brith...

From our Seder table(s) to yours, wishing you a zissen (sweet) Pesach. We hope you enjoy our video, as much as we enjoy making...

Passover 2021 – Rabbi Reflections Congregation Or Atid

Happy Passover!  If you think about it, using this word to name our holiday is a bit strange.  The word “Passover” is the English...

Passover 2021 – Rabbi Reflections Congregation Or Ami

Passover and the One Year COVID-19 Pandemic Anniversary Rabbi Ahuva Zaches Earlier this week, a teacher was checking in with her young students before beginning their...

Passover 2021 – Rabbi Reflections Temple Beth-El

Relational Redemption Rabbi Michael Knopf Among the lessons we learn from the Passover story is the critical importance of encountering, forming relationships with, and learning from...