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  • August 26, 2021 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Friends,

       As we draw near the High Holydays our thoughts turn to forgiveness.
       Traditionally special prayers on this theme, called Selichot, are recited this week.
       At our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) we'll share stories on this theme .
       Bring your most meaningful story of forgiveness- personal or historical.
     
       And on the lighter side of holiday preparation, join our two expert cooks to learn recipes, at our second Zoom Cooking Class this Sunday evening (7:00 PM ).
        You will be surprised how entertaining Chefs Gibby and Marilyn are!

       This is likely our last Zoom service (as the cantor is away) for a while.
       For upcoming Livestream Shabbat services a page guide for your home prayer book is now available:
       Here's the link (which you can print out): https://adasemuno.org/resources/Documents/SiddurPageGuide.pdf

       Reminder- send in your High Holiday service seating form now, or email Virginia or Doris.
       With capacity limits, we need to know what services you will be attending.
       High Holiday books will be handed out next Sunday the 5th from 10-12 and then anytime from a bin on the school porch.

        And our lovely Gathering in the Garden has been rescheduled for Sunday morning, Sept 12 (9-11 AM), corresponding to the first day of religious school. Volunteers are needed bright and early at 8:00 to help set up- email Annette or myself.

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • August 19, 2021 8:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aug. 19, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      Our Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) will be especially joyful because we celebrate a baby naming.
      Mazal tov to Leiana Rose and to her parents Leah Ryan and Pablo Villafane!
      To add to the spirit, we welcome Peter Hayes accompanying the cantor on guitar.

      We hope to see you this Sunday at our annual Gathering in the Garden (4-6PM).
      Greet your fellow families; enjoy food, drink and music.
      And make sure to pick up  your beautiful new Adas Emuno T-Shirt!

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    PS Have you sent in your High Holiday seat reservations? Please do so this week!  And the deadline for Book of Remembrance entries is this Monday. You may also email Doris or Virginia with your requests.


    For Livestream Shabbat Service Option:
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box.
    About 5 minutes before, find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.
       
  • August 12, 2021 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Aug. 12, 2021

    Dear Friends,

      Given that this week's Torah portion contains the classic discussion of the administration of justice in our society...I thought it would be an apt time to talk about what is happening to our Supreme Court.

      I'll do so at our Shabbat Evening Service  (7:30 PM), where we very much value your in-person attendance, while also offering the Livestream option.

      By now you should have received our beautiful calendar, announcement of our Aug. 22 Gathering in the Garden, and High Holiday mailing. It's a quiet time now in the waning days of summer, but not for much longer!

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Services:
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box.
    About 5 minutes before, find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.

  • August 05, 2021 8:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Aug. 5, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      I read an interesting story about how the chapel at Camp David, the presidential retreat center, was designed.
      There's a valuable lesson for religious pluralism, which I will share at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).
        (Note that when the cantor is away we will continue to avail ourselves of Zoom).

       Mark your calendar now for our annual Gathering in the Garden, on Sunday, Aug. 22 (4-6 PM).
       For all ages, including a school open house, and your free Adas Emuno t-shirt!
       Details to follow. 

    Shabbat shalom
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • July 29, 2021 8:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 29, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      I'm a big fan of ice cream (especially chocolate) and I'm a big fan of Israel.
      So naturally I need to talk about the Ben & Jerry's controversy making headlines here and in Israel.
      I'll do so at our Zoom Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM), and even explain how the Torah portion relates to the issue too.
      For background, read this article: What the Ben & Jerry’s Decision Reveals About Israel - The Atlantic.
      For another view, read this: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/27/opinion/israel-ben-jerrys-cybersecurity.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage
       Who knew ice cream could get so complicated!

       Note that the cantor is away this week and next, and by popular request, I'll lead the service via Zoom.
       We understand that people who grew accustomed to seeing each other via Zoom are missing that, and that not everyone is ready to return to in-person services. 
       So from time to time we'll look for opportunities like this week and next.

    Shabbat shalom
    Rabbi Schwartz
  • July 22, 2021 9:12 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 22, 2022

    Dear Friends,
      Do you know about The Forgotten Jewish Valentine's Day?
      I kid you not...its coming up this Saturday, and I will speak about it our Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) 
      Not only that, but the Cantor will sing appropriate Jewish romantic music!

      It's certainly worth attending in person (in our humble estimation), but our services continue to be livestreamed as well. Either way, we hope to see you.

       And ready to read a classic Jewish historical novel this summer? Our Adas Emuno Book Club has chosen As a Driven Leaf  by Milton Steinbergthe epic tale of a leading Jewish sage who loses his faith during the Roman occupation of ancient Israel (based on a true story). Our Book Club meets on Sept. 16, so you have plenty of time to read it. 

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

    For Livestream Shabbat Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streamin in the search box. At about 7:25, find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.
  • July 08, 2021 8:15 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 8, 2021

    Dear Friends,
        It was a pleasure to welcome back familiar faces to our sanctuary last week and we look forward to seeing you in-person (or via livestream) at our Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) all summer.

         What happens when some members of a community want to separate and go their own way just as the nation faces a perilous time? Just such a situation is described in this week's portion, and the Torah offers keen insight into managing the crisis.

        Mark your calendar for Shabbat on the Palisades next week, when we will join with Temple Emeth for an outdoor service at the State Line (Alpine) Lookout (6:30 PM), with all four clergy leading the service.

       Our Zoom Adas Emuno Book Club meets on Monday (7:30 PM).  The Zoom link is in this week’s email from the Rabbi.
        You are welcome to join whether you have read the book or not. We will be discussing The Choice, by Dr. Edith Eger, a memoir written by a Holocaust survivor. 

        And mazal tov to Deb and Jay Fein on the birth of their granddaughter, Eliza Valerie!
        
    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
      
    For Livestream Shabbat Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box. About 5 minutes before the service begins, find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.
  • July 01, 2021 8:30 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    July 1, 2021

    Dear Friends,
         Welcome back to our sanctuary!

         Wait until you hear our cantor in-person at our Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM).

         And I will share an emotional encounter with an American hero that I experienced during my recent trip out West that helps illuminate this week's Torah insight about true leadership.  

         A reminder on policy:  Attendees must be vaccinated and for the foreseeable future masking and social distancing by family group will be required. Regrettably our oneg remains on pause.
          We understand hesitancies remain for a variety of reasons, so our services will continue to be livestreamed as well.
          We appreciate your understanding during this time of transition and are excited to begin seeing you again!

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
      

    For Livestream Shabbat Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box.
    About 5 minutes before, find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin.
  • June 24, 2021 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 24, 2021

    Dear Friends,
        Our Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM)  this week will be led by Lance Strate and Cantor Karlin.

         Note that we open to in-person services beginning next week!
          Attendees must be vaccinated, and for the foreseeable future masking and social distancing by family group will be required.
          Regrettably our oneg remains on pause.
          We understand hesitancies remain for a variety of reasons, so our services will continue to be livestreamed as well.
           We appreciate your understanding during this time of transition and are excited to begin seeing you again!

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz
      

    For Livestream Shabbat Services
    Go to YouTube.com and enter Adas Emuno Streaming in the search box. About 5 minutes before, find the service that is "live" and wait for the service to begin. 

    You will get Notifications that the service has gone Live by Subscribing to Adas Emuno Streaming.

  • June 17, 2021 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    June 17, 2021

    Dear Friends,
      Join us tonight for our Annual Meeting (7:00 PM) via Zoom. The link is in today’s weekly message.

       At our Livestream Shabbat Evening Service (7:30 PM) the cantor will be joined by Peter Hayes, for some special guitar/piano arrangements, as we look at the sensitive issue of when leaders (even Moses) fall short, and when they should retire.

        At our Livestream Shabbat Morning Service (10:00 AM) we celebrate the bat mitzvah of Jami West.
        Mazal tov to Jami and her family! 

    Shabbat shalom,
    Rabbi Schwartz

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Iris Karlin

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