Happy Sylvester! Happy 2022!

By Rabbi Hal Schevitz How do you say “New Year’s” in Hebrew? What do you think Israelis call it? We celebrate this day on our civil...

Hanukkah: Our individual flames contribute to illuminating our whole world

By Rabbi Michael Knopf There is something special about the first night of Hanukkah, when only one candle is lit. To some, the illumination of...

Remember Jewish Americans who served gallantly in the Armed Forces

By Rabbi Dennis Beck-Berman Congregation Brith Achim This Veterans Day let us remember those Jewish Americans who gallantly served and defended our country. Jewish men and women...

What’s the Point?

By Rabbi Patrick A. Beaulier Co- Founder of Kehillah A few years ago, a young man attended a Shabbat dinner in Stefanie’s and my home. He...

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...