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Erev & meeting

SHABBAT SERVICES & MEETING

Fri | May 17 | 6:00 PM

Join us for our Erev Shabbat Services & annual meeting this Friday with a performance by our adult choir! For security purposes, we ask that you register below.

goodbye sam

GOOD BYE TO RABBI SAM!

Fri| May 17 | 7:00 PM

Say “L’hitraot” to Rabbi Sam Klein at a special catered dinner in his honor. Immediately following our May 17 service.

Thank you, registration has ended for this event!

summer shabbat

SUMMER SEND-OFF SHABBAT

Fri | May 24 | 6:00 PM

Join us for our Erev Shabbat Services this Friday as we give a shout out to all those graduating or going to Summer Camp. Contact Ruth if you would like your childs/grandchilds name included.

Pride shabbat

PRIDE EREV SHABBAT

Fri | May 31 | 6:00 PM

Celebrate Pride with us on the last day of May! Enjoy themed Happy Half Hour and a special performance by the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus: Illuminati.

 

 

We Stand With Israel
Links to help Israel during this time of crisis.

WAYS TO HELP ISRAEL

Links to help Israel during this time of crisis.
A list of podcasts, books, videos & articles put together by our clergy to help our congregants.

UNDERSTANDING THE WAR IN ISRAEL

A list of podcasts, books, videos & articles put together by our clergy to help our congregants.

From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement

Being Honest with God and Myself

Being Honest with God and Myself jemerman

I took the Commandments seriously. However, one of the Commandments deeply resonated above all others: "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor," meaning "You shall not lie" (Exodus 20:13). This affected me most because I was lying to others and myself about a core aspect of my identity: my bisexuality.

A Message of Support

A Message of Support urjadmin

While we recognize that the deep conflict between Israelis and Palestinians will not be resolved over the summer, we believe that come the fall, college campuses must once again be safe for all students - and this includes Jewish students living their Jewish commitments openly and proudly.

B'midbar Haiku

B'midbar Haiku jemerman

Haiku based on the week's Torah portion.

You’re Invited to Remember

You’re Invited to Remember jemerman

Growing up, I saw Yizkor as a mysterious event on Yom Kippur afternoon. The grownups would return to temple in the afternoon, while my sister and I stayed home. There was no explanation, just an understanding that this was a thing our parents and grandparents did, and we did not.