"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.
We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.
Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.
This summer we are starting a storytelling and legacy project, developed and led by Elie Berman. We will conduct interviews with our members, focusing on biographical elements (for example, "Where did you grow up?" and "How did your family come to this country?") as well as stories that hold special personal meaning.
We will record the interviews (via Zoom or another remote technology platform) and edit the videos, creating a Reyim legacy archive that will hold the stories of our members' lives, and can be shared with family and friends. Would you like to participate as a teller or as a listener? Please email Elie here.
On Shabbat morning, June 6, Rabbi Berman shared a sermon entitled "Awakening," responding to the death of George Floyd and reflecting on questions of racial justice. You can find his sermon here.
You can find a recording of the Shabbat morning service broadcast including the "Awakening" sermon (starting at 1:01:00) here. Follow the instructions at the top of the page to view a previous broadcast.
Please join us for Shabbat services, which Rabbi Berman will lead from our chapel. We hope to develop a Shabbat morning experience that feels meaningful to those who are viewing remotely. This will be an iterative process, as we experiment with different forms of prayer, Torah, divrei tefila and divrei Torah.
You can join us here.
As we face challenges of distance and illness due to COVID-19, we want to be sure to meet the needs that may arise for our community members. Please take a moment to complete this form if a need arises or if you feel you can support others' needs. Responses are confidential.
In addition, you can find many more resources for mental health, emergency services, and parent coaching here.
We are committed to delivering 25 boxes of raisins and 30 boxes of cereal each month to JF&CS. Ordinarily our community would purchase these items and drop them off individually but given the current circumstances, we are asking our community to donate funds that we can use to buy the items. Any amount is welcome!.
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