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12 Rosh Hashanah Resolutions to Elevate Your Professional Brand

Posted Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 7:00:00 pm

"Losing weight and saving money were the most popular New Year’s Resolutions from December 31, 2019. Today, in the middle of the global pandemic, times are a bit different..."
Read more in this article written by TI member Julie Zuick about Rosh Hashanah resolutions to elevate your brand.

Vote registration deadline fast approaching. Are you registered?

Posted Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 8:00:00 am

"Low [voter] turnout means each vote matters that much more. Your vote is your voice. I hope you will use it."
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Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 11:00:00 am

“Thank you (TI) so much. I cannot overstate the impact you all have had on both inspiring me that there are people who want to help accomplish things for kids, and also inspiring the kids to know there are people who believe in them!.."

Temple Israel Task Force on Race and Equality

Posted Friday, June 19, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

Each year at the seder table, we sing Dayeinu, a rousing song that lists all of the things that God did for the Israelites beginning with the exodus from Egypt. Dayeinu means, “it would have been enough,” and the purpose of the poem is to express gratitude for everything God did. But if we look at each verse closely, we realize that actually, none of those actions alone would have been enough. It wouldn’t have been enough just for God to take us out of the land of Egypt, because the sea still needed to part. It wouldn’t have been enough just for the sea to part, because then we had to get to the wilderness. It wouldn’t have been enough to get to the wilderness, because God still had to provide manna for us to eat. The list goes on and on, and we realize-it is nearly impossible to imagine that it could ever be enough...

What I Noticed When My World Was Told to Stay Home

Posted Monday, June 15, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

How can people psychologically prepare themselves for reentering their world once the shelter in place orders are lifted? The reality is, I, as a psychotherapist, and as a person, do not know. At the time of this writing, none of us know...

Why Dedicate a Mezuzah?

Posted Monday, June 8, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

The Torah commands us to inscribe holy words on our doorposts (mezuzot), namely that we should love God, believe in God's oneness, and pass those teachings on to our children. The mitzvah of mezuzah occurs when we affix these words on the doorposts of our homes, schools, and sacred places. Each time we see them, we are reminded of our connection with God and with our heritage, and the commandment to teach our children what matters most...

Counting the Omer Reflections

Posted Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 12:00:00 am
This year, to count the Omer, we shared daily reflections on our Facebook page. You can find all the reflections below to peruse and meditate whenever it works for you! Day ...

Our Rabbi's Torah Talk: B'midbar

Posted Monday, May 18, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

Today, to the joy of some and the chagrin of others, many businesses in St. Louis are opening as city and county officials lift many of the measures put in place to halt the spread of the virus. I can’t help but notice the synchronicity of the fact that at the same time on our Jewish calendar, we begin reading the book of Numbers, because of course, reopening is all about the numbers...

Our Rabbis Torah Talk: B'har - B'chukotai

Posted Monday, May 11, 2020 at 12:00:00 am

Seven is a mystical number in Judaism-Shabbat is the seventh day of the week, brides circle their grooms seven times, we count the Omer period of seven weeks of seven days that take us from Passover to Shavuot.  This week, we hear of yet another mystical use of the number seven with the shmitah, or sabbatical year.  Every seventh year, the Torah teaches us that everyone on earth, and even the earth itself, should get a rest.  Fields are to be left fallow, slaves are to be freed, and debts are to be forgiven...

Our Certain Community

Posted Monday, April 27, 2020 at 8:00:00 am

The “what’s next” questions. These are the central questions we face every minute of every day... But in times of hardship and threat, these questions are scary. What’s next if I get exposed to COVID? What’s next if I lose my job? And for my patients, what’s next if we can’t cure this?

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