Milk, honey, mountains; what’s that all about?

Posted Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:15:00 am

Shavuot is often overlooked by many of us in the Jewish community, for better or for worse, though I firmly believe it’s the latter. The Torah considers Shavuot, alongside Passover and Sukkot, to be one of the top three major Jewish festivals...

In each generation, there are heroes among us

Posted Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:00:00 am

By Rabbi Amy Feder

The past few years have shown the biggest increase in anti-Semitic acts in many of our lifetimes. Whether you’re looking at the statistics published by the ADL, or merely thinking back over all that has happened — the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, the cemetery desecrations, the bomb threats — we are all deeply aware that these are difficult times to be part of the Jewish community... 

TIs Purim Carnival is more than a celebration... It's the meaning of 'temple'

Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00:00 am

Purim is about the Jewish people celebrating together as a community...


Posted Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 9:00:00 am


Favorite Places to Break the Fast on Yom Kippur

Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:00:00 am

It’s almost here… Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement... Fortunately, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel… 

What is Tisha B'av?

Posted Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:00:00 am
By Rabbi Amy Feder Tisha B’av is probably the holiday that, if you grew up in a Reform congregation, you were the least likely to have ever celebrated. And not just ...

Jody's Journey to Empower Healthy Smiles

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 3:00:00 pm

By Jody Gerth
Interfaith Outreach Coordinator and Youth Group Advisor at Temple Israel

This was my second year going to Honduras with Washington Overseas Mission (WOM). I love to travel and I love to help those in need, so this organization is right up my alley...


Posted Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9:00:00 am

Eleanor Chih-En Docter Fan is quite a mouthful of a name for a six month old. And just imagine when she has to sign her name on standardized tests, for her driver’s license, or on her first mortgage. Right now, she is known by most just as “Ella”...

What is Yom Ha’atzmaut?

Posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 2:00:00 pm

An Israeli professor of mine used to say, “You know the biggest difference between the histories of America and Israel?...  


Posted Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 4:17:00 pm
By Rabbi Amy Feder For weeks, our daughter Molly has been telling people how excited she is that this year, her birthday is on a Jewish holiday: Tu B’Shevat. But after ...

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