From Our Rabbi

Mah Nishtanah? Is This Passover Different?

Posted on April 21, 2024

On Monday we will gather for the Seder, around tables set with a script, our Haggadah, to tell the story of Exodus in an orderly way. It may seem ludicrous to celebrate liberation and follow the order (seder) while we are still in the shadow of a six months war in Israel, with no end Continue Reading »

Passover Cleaning and the Soul

Posted on April 10, 2024

“When your room is clean and uncluttered, you have no choice but to examine your inner state.” Marie Kondo, in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Spirituality meets Spring cleaning when we intentionally use the ritual of cleaning for Passover to reflect on things beyond the physical realm. Cleaning for Passover is my favorite ritual Continue Reading »

Why is it important to celebrate our uniqueness on Hanukkah?

Posted on December 4, 2023

During the eight days of Hanukkah, we light candles to celebrate the miracle of the oil lasting eight days, and place Hanukiyot (Hanukkah menorahs) in the window to publicize the miracle. But this year with the war in Israel and the rise in anti-Semitism, we may not feel safe being visible celebrating Hanukkah. (I am writing Continue Reading »

The Shofar is Calling

Posted on September 5, 2023

On Rosh Hashanah we sound the Shofar, a Ram’s horn made into a wind instrument. It calls us to wake up, to remember what is deep within our heart and soul.   The Shofar is the sound of our personal and collective primal and heartfelt preverbal prayers. The sound offers us the opportunity to connect Continue Reading »

Forgiveness in Elul

Posted on August 30, 2023

Hashivaynu e’lecha ve’nashuvah Call us back to you, and we shall return. We are two weeks from Rosh Hashanah. I hope you feel the urgency to spent quality time at the wellspring of your heart with the work of teshuvah, turning and returning.   I want to share a few thoughts about forgiveness. I hope they Continue Reading »

Return to the Land of Your Soul

Posted on August 24, 2023

During the month of Elul we prepare our heart and soul to the New Year and return to the land of our soul.Through a daily practice of Teshuvah we are reminded that we are not separated from each other, from our world, from God and from the infinite fabric of existence.  We dedicate time to Continue Reading »

It’s Elul! Four Weeks to Rosh Hashanah

Posted on August 16, 2023

Shuvah – Come let us turn, return and be turned “Achat sha’alti … There is only one thing I ask from G-d, I seek it with all my heart. To dwell in G-d’s sanctuary all the days of my life; to behold the grace of the Mystery and to remember G-d in everything.” (Translation of Continue Reading »

Meeting, Greeting and Experimenting: A Message From Rabbi Sigal

Posted on July 14, 2023

Hello Members and Friends, I am excited and aspire to serve this wonderful community well. At the beginning of any relationship, we may be feeling an eagerness to feel a sense of familiarity with one another, have all things flow and be perfectly aligned, and find our collective rhythm. We know that things take time. Continue Reading »

Our New Rabbi Invites You to Join the Conversation

Posted on July 7, 2023

Dear Friends, I write to you with great excitement and anticipation as the new Kol HaNeshama rabbi. It is truly an honor to serve you in this sacred role, and I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to connect with each and every one of you and bring the community together in meaningful and Continue Reading »


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