Rabbi Tiferet’s talk at the Martin Luther King Prayer service

Rabbi Tiferet’s words delivered at our community Martin Luther King Prayer service at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hainesport, Jan. 14, 2018: Good evening. I am so honored to be sharing these words with you this evening. Dr. Martin Luther King was not just Dr. King, the civil rights...

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Hands reaching

Reaching Down & Reaching Up

by Rabbi Tiferet Berenbaum Happy 2018! As Deb Wolff pointed out Friday night, how wonderful that  we as Jews get FIVE new years to celebrate (two of them in January!). I must admit, I am still feeling energized from our Shabbat services this weekend. Many people braved the frigid temps...

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You had me at ‘Shalom’

by Darcy Grabenstein An article on Kveller.com is titled “There’s a Difference Between Saying You’re Welcoming and Being Welcoming.” In that article, author Nina Badzin says that, in response to another article she’d written, “Several readers–Jews and non-Jews alike–commented that they found the Jewish community cliquey and unwelcoming.” This couldn’t...

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Shavua tov - a good week

Shavua Tov, THZ Community

I hope you all had a blessed Shabbat of rest and joy. I am so grateful to Deb Wolff and Ma’ayana Tishman who led our community in Shabbat davenning (prayer), and to Steven Klier, who read the Torah. Since I was not with you this past Shabbat, I want to...

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Purple desert

Dearest Temple Har Zion Community, It is my great pleasure to say “shalom” to you all! As my time at Congregation Shir Hadash here in Milwaukee is winding down, I am turning my mind and my heart towards New Jersey. I can hardly wait until July! When I was in...

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