December 7, 2018 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family, I hope you’ve been having a bright, meaningful Hanukkah. This year I’ve been enjoying sitting for a few minutes with the candles burning, the flames still, the lights in the room dim, just enjoying their calm, warm glow. This is a big Shabbat. It’s our family-friendly First Friday service, beginning at…

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NOVEMBER 30, 2018 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family, Hanukkah is coming! The first candle is Sunday evening. But first, Shabbat! Tonight candle lighting is at 4:23pm. Services will be at 6pm in the chapel this evening. Tomorrow morning is New Member Shabbat. We’ll be downstairs in the lower auditorium, with services beginning at 9am. I’ll be leading Torah Talk…

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NOVEMBER 23, 2018 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family, I hope you’ve had a delicious and meaningful Thanksgiving. One of the things that I love and appreciate about Jewish life is that it goes on, every day, every week, regardless of whatever else is going on the world-politics, elections, fires, terrorism, lifecycle events, Black Friday sales, and travel. Tonight, we’ll…

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October 26, 2018 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family, Before getting to this week, I want to reflect back for a moment on last Shabbat, when we had Rabbi Shai Held with us to honor the 40th yahrzeit of Rabbi Arnold Asher. I never knew Rabbi Asher, but last weekend I learned so much about him through his family-his brother and sister, Harvey and Laurie, and fromhis…

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OCTOBER 5, 2018 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family, The holidays are behind us! For me, there’s some relief in that, but also some sadness too. There is something special, and sweet about the holiday season. This Shabbat morning we’ll have plenty of reason to celebrate, with the bat mitzvah of Cha Cha Rubin, daughter of Mark and Amy Rubin, and big…

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SEPTEMBER 28, 2018 – WEEKLY MESSAGE RABBI ARNOW

Dear Kol Rinah Family, I know for many of us, we have been riveted by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearings yesterday and today, and that people are having significant emotional and intellectual responses to the testimony, and the reactions to it. As a rabbi, I feel called right now to highlight one piece of all this….

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