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Journey Back in Time to the City of David

08/12/2020 09:24:32 AM

Aug12

Operation Moses & Princeton Lyman

08/11/2020 09:05:40 PM

Aug11

Dave Sloan

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael pt. 2

08/02/2020 12:00:00 AM

Aug2

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Rabbi Suson on Tisha B'Av

07/29/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul29

Parashat Devarim

07/24/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul24

Shamai Leibowitz

Pirkei Avot & Eretz Yisrael

07/19/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul19

Rabbi Reuben Landman

Parashat Matot-Masei

07/16/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul16

Shamai Leibowitz

How do you say Corona in Hebrew?

07/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jul14

Shira Leibowitz Schmidt

Get Outdoors with Fred Block

06/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jun30

Fred Block

Jews in the Civil War

06/30/2020 12:00:00 AM

Jun30

Dr. Jon Willen

Did the Story of the Wood Gatherer Violate the Rule of Law?

06/19/2020 10:55:44 AM

Jun19

Shamai Leibowitz

Thoughts About This Week

06/05/2020 04:06:44 PM

Jun5

Rabbi Suson

This week has left us all feeling breathless and shocked. From the horrible killing of George Floyd at the hands of violent police officers, to the national protests against race discrimination, to built-up tension from the lockdown - this has been an emotionally exhausting week for our country and humanity.

Of course, we need to look no further than the first chapter of the Bible to find the idea of divine equality among human...Read more...

Rabbi Suson on the 2020 Census & Parashat Bamidbar

05/22/2020 03:12:10 PM

May22

Rabbi Suson

Shavua Tov!

05/16/2020 10:25:20 PM

May16

Shamai Discusses Parashat Bhar-Bechukotai

05/15/2020 01:00:53 PM

May15

Shamai Leibowitz

Staying Healthy &  Updated

05/01/2020 04:19:35 PM

May1

Rabbi Steven Suson

Shabbat Shalom!

Although our synagogue doors our closed, our community is close and active as ever - thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the innovative efforts of our staff and members. Over the past six weeks, we have held more than 72 Zoom minyanim - morning and afternoon, every weekday. The live Passover Seder and Yizkor...Read more...

A Parasha of Quarantine and Isolation : Torah Reading Tazria-Metzora

04/24/2020 11:42:34 AM

Apr24

Shamai Leibowitz

Parashat Tazria-Metzora 5780

04/24/2020 11:08:38 AM

Apr24

Communicating in Close Quarters : Parashat Shemini 5780

04/17/2020 02:53:05 PM

Apr17

Rabbi Suson

A Preventable Death? Torah reading Parashat Shemini

04/17/2020 02:52:39 PM

Apr17

Shamai Leibowitz

Chag Kasher V'Sameach! You're Invited! 

04/03/2020 01:51:21 PM

Apr3

Rabbi Steven Suson

  I hope this message finds you and your family in good health and good spirits. This Shabbat is called Shabbat Hagadol - the Great Shabbat because it precedes the festival of Passover. Unfortunately, this Shabbat does not feel so great. In fact, Passover isn’t looking too...Read more...

Rhythm 'N' Ruach: Shalom at Home Interview with the Rabbi! 

03/31/2020 03:09:06 PM

Mar31

Adrienne Suson

Click the video to watch Rabbi Suson discuss his COVID-19 experiences on Rhythm 'N' Ruach's Shalom at Home! Read more...

Trying & Tiring Times...

03/13/2020 02:47:59 PM

Mar13

Rabbi Steven Suson, President Scott Wasserberg, & Administrator Barbra Jaffe

In the last few days many of us have been listening to the news or reading the reports about the growing scope of COVID-19 in our region.  Just yesterday afternoon, Governor Larry Hogan announced several emergency actions in an effort to halt the spread of the virus and secure the greater public’s health.  What we are being told by the Maryland Board of Health as well as the CDC and WHO is simple, if your sick stay home...Read more...

COVID-19

03/07/2020 11:46:15 AM

Mar7

Rabbi Steven Suson

We have been following the news about Coronavirus (COVID-19), as have you. Please read the message below from our president and know that we are taking precautions at the synagogue to ensure the cleanest and healthiest possible conditions for our congregants. Most important is that if you don’t feel well, please don’t come to shul. So many in our community are in the higher risk category and it...Read more...

Shabbat Yitro 

02/18/2020 02:37:56 PM

Feb18

Rabbi Steven Suson

Moses has a reputation, according to the Torah, of being the “most humble man of the face of the earth.” But when his father-in-law comes for a visit, the extent of his immense patience and grace speaks for itself. When Yitro arrived in town, he observed his son-in-law, Moses, doing what he did every day:

And Moshe sat down to judge the people; and the people waited [to see] Moshe from morning till night.

Yitro...Read more...

Of Darkness and Light

01/31/2020 02:33:06 PM

Jan31

Rabbi Steven Suson

The first acts of God, as described in the opening verses of the Torah, were to create light and to separate the light from the darkness. Each Saturday night, when darkness falls and Shabbat ebbs away, we light a havdallah candle and praise God for distinguishing between light and dark.

Even in the parlance of our times, when one reveals information or puts a matter into perspective, we say they “shed light” on it, in order that...Read more...

פרשת וארא

01/24/2020 12:51:05 PM

Jan24

Rabbi Steven Suson

On the heels of one unsuccessful negotiation, God commands Moses and Aaron to return to Pharaoh’s palace and demand, “Let my people go!” However, before Moses carries out this command, the Torah interrupts with a puzzling list of ancestries, beginning with Jacob and concluding with the birth of Moses and Aaron. The Exodus story in this week’s reading was just heating up before tangentially relating the genealogical qualifications of...Read more...

Pro-Israel

01/03/2020 11:59:44 AM

Jan3

Rabbi Steven Suson

With all the partisan political maneuvering going on both in the U.S. and Israel right now, one thing remains clear: our country and the Jewish State are proudly bound together in so many ways—through shared military, security, economic, and technological cooperation that is crucial to both nations’ safety, well-being and prosperity. The funds that our country provides every year to Israel makes possible, among so many other things, the...Read more...

AIPAC 2020

12/13/2019 02:58:14 PM

Dec13

Rabbi Steven Suson

Auntie A,

I want to share a few things with you, as Shabbat approaches. First, I hope you will come to shul tomorrow to hear inspiring words of Torah from our own member, Ethan Halpern. The service will be entirely lay led, with two of our teens, Niv Leibowitz and Eric Curreri, officiating.

Second, I hope you enjoyed last week's presentation by Jason Pressman from AIPAC. Several congregants have inquired about discounted...Read more...

In Memory Of...

11/22/2019 12:19:50 PM

Nov22

Rabbi Steven Suson

As I was preparing this email, I received the most unfortunate news. Our dear member, Mark Olkon, has suddenly passed away. Mark was the son of our late Cantor Elijah & Anna Olkon z"l and sister of Naomi Judith Olkon (Robert Cohen), of California.

Mark was a regular and active in our daily minyanim, often leading daily and Shabbat services. He read Torah on the high holidays for many...Read more...

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