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Supporting Each Other

As CPS began school last week, parents and caregivers found themselves, yet again, trying to help their children with zoom learning while balancing careers and many other responsibilities. To say this is “hard” is an understatement. It is for this reason I simply want to say - you are not alone and be kind to yourself. Mental health is one of the most important things right now. While this sounds easy, it isn’t and we always need reminders. So how can Emanuel help? First and foremost, Emanuel has a designated counselor from Jewish Family Services to help us connect congregants to resources in a variety of areas. All you have to do is reach out to one of our staff members so we can help conne

Giving Thanks For All Who Toil

Labor Day is a great celebration of hard-working Americans and the power of human industry - a virtue we call in Hebrew, malakha. Humanity has been working since the beginning. God placed Adam, the first person, in the Garden of Eden to till it and tend to it. (Gen. 2:15) So important is our work that “no blessing rests on persons except by the work of their hands.” (Tosefta Brakhot 7,8) It’s also true that Labor Day is a great respite from work - a long weekend; a federal holiday; a well-deserved day off. Such rest and malakha have a long-enduring relationship, “six days shall you labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of the eternal your God – you shall not do any wor

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