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Peter J. Rubinstein
On Being Effective (Parashat Chukat)

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  June 29, 2012

?The parashah from which we’re reading this evening, Chukat, is part of an episode during the journey of the Israelites after the spies have returned and announced to them and convinced the people that they could never possibly conquer the land of Canaan

Angela W. Buchdahl
Sermon for Parashat Korach

Angela W. Buchdahl  |  June 22, 2012

Michael S. Friedman
Parashat Sh’lach L’cha

Michael S. Friedman  |  June 15, 2012

Farewell Sermon (Parashat B’haalot’cha)

Cantor Liz Sacks  |  June 8, 2012

Peter J. Rubinstein
Volunteer Appreciation Shabbat & Trustee Installation

Peter J. Rubinstein  |  June 1, 2012

?It was during a special meeting of this synagogue’s general membership held a hundred and thirty years ago when almost to the day, that the following actions according to the minutes of this congregation were taken: three new members were added to a committee to decide how best to provide the continuation of the chevra kadisha, the traditional burial society which congregations almost always would have, which were responsible not only for the care and the preparation of the deceased, the body prior to burial, not only for watching out over that body prior to burial, but a chevra kadisha was also to make certain that every member of the community was afforded a proper and dignified funeral and interment even and especially when they couldn’t afford it.

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