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January 17, 2020

I will admit to sometimes feeling frustrated that I have to keep track of both the Jewish and secular calendars. On the other hand, sometimes it affords me opportunities that I wouldn’t have otherwise. For example, because I celebrate both Rosh Hashanah and New Year’s...

The women's retreat has been a beautiful part of Emanuel Congregation for over 20 years. The initial idea was to learn together how to juggle the demands of life as a Jewish woman as well as to develop a conscience and a memory of the Jewish women who have come before...

January 13, 2020

Shalom Chevrei,

At the URJ Biennial held recently in Chicago, we had a chance to remember one of the great social justice titans of our Reform movement, Al Vorspan. Mr. Vorspan passed away within the last year, but not before he made a huge difference as a force for goo...

January 6, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:

Last weekend, we witnessed acts of violence perpetrated against Jews and Christians. This weekend thundered with the warlike drumbeats of international conflict. Angry shadows continue to cast their darkness; it’s hard to take a deep breath. But the one...

December 30, 2019

My recent meditations on gratitude/hakarat hatov reminded me of a truism my favorite Latin professor was especially fond of intoning: translation is a journey, and if you aren’t careful, meaning can get lost along the way. This is especially true when the path from ori...

Chag Chanukah Sameach!

I'd like to personally thank everyone who attended, volunteered for, and participated in last night's wonderful Chanukah dinner. We're so glad you celebrated with Emanuel! Over 170 guests enjoyed latkes crafted by our Miraculous Latke Team with po...

Rabbi Marantz is excited to announce that Emanuel Congregation will be hosting guest speaker Yechiel Bar-Chaim on Saturday, November 9th and Sunday, the 10th. Yechiel’s sermon during Saturday’s service will focus on Moses As a Leader. Sunday he will discuss How Disabil...

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