Yom Kippur is the happiest day on the Jewish calendar. On Yom Kippur we remind ourselves that we have choice and capacity to begin anew. We can notice our failings, the places we stumble and fall, and find the inner resources and strength to pick ourselves up and start anew. The prophet uses the metaphor … Continue reading Happy Yom Kippur!
We are in a special time, the ten days of Repentance. During this time we imagine the gates of heaven being open to us and our hopes to better ourselves and the world. The effort we invest returns back to us many times. We need specific practices to help us effect the inner change we … Continue reading Getting Ready for Yom Kippur
Rosh Hashanah suggests we have the power to transform ourselves and our lives. Just as God created the world, we have the power to create the self. This year at Kol Emeth, we are playing with a few ways to experience transformation. Bring Your Shofar The Shofar calls our attention. It awakens us and challenges … Continue reading Butterflies
There is a voice of the body and desire that calls us. When we heed the siren’s call of this world and of our flesh, we get pulled towards the desires of this moment and pulled away from the world of faith and purpose. It is the voice that says: I want, I want. Or … Continue reading Voice of Love
We are blessed at Kol Emeth to have a wonderful Jewish educator in Sarah Miller. In just a little more than a year, we have seen her great creativity, her wonderful teaching ability, and great programmatic strength. In partnership, we are envisioning new approaches to Jewish learning that can impact children and seniors, tots, and … Continue reading Morah Derekh