We join together to celebrate our holidays throughout the year, including Rosh Hashanah, a sweet beginning; breaking the fast as a community after the final blast of the shofar on Yom Kippur; gathering in our sukkah for songs and snacks; dancing to a live klezmer band on Simchat Torah; eating latkes and lighting candles together on Hanukkah; greeting Purim with groggers, hamentashen, Megillah reading and a Purim carnival; holding community seders for Pesach and Tu B’Shevat; and learning a bit of Torah together on Shavuot.



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Holidays & Festivals

Hanukkah begins the evening of Dec. 7

We plan to light candles at the temple on seven of the eight nights of Hanukkah. Please join us to usher in the light, together.

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Yom Kippur 2023 Sermon

Yom Kippur 2023 Sermons “Israel – The Hope” Sermon for Yom Kippur, 5784/2023, by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman Looking about in this room, we see a beautifully diverse community with members from varied Jewish and non-Jewish backgrounds. Our synagogue is affiliated with the Conservative movement, but we have members who come from Reform, Reconstructionist and Orthodox Continue Reading »

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Rosh Hashanah 2023 Sermons & Videos

Rosh Hashanah 2023 Sermons “Birds, Bees and Butterflies” Sermon for Rosh Hashanah Day 1, 5784/2023 by Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman I want to begin by thanking Pastor David Clark whose ideas greatly influenced my sermon today. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful place, where each season brings its treasures and where in Continue Reading »

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