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Rabbi Jan Uhrbach

Rabbi Jan Uhrbach

Join us at CSH for beautiful, meaningful, inspiring and completely egalitarian services
led by Rabbi Jan Uhrbach
and Michael Summa.
 

Michael Summa

Michael Summa

  Try out drafts of  Siddur Lev Shalem,  the new Shabbat and Festival prayerbook
edited by Rabbi Ed Feld and our own Rabbi Jan Uhrbach!
(To be published in November 2015 by the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative movement).
Friday nights we use First Fruits, the Kabbalat Shabbat test booklet.
Shabbat mornings we frequently get sneak previews of new materials as they’re developed.
Listen to Rabbi Uhrbach’s 2014 High Holy Day Teachings Here:
 

 

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PRAYING ON THE HIGH HOLY DAYS — AN OPEN LETTER FROM RABBI UHRBACH:

We come to synagogue on the High Holy Days for many different reasons. Some of us want to affirm our Jewish identity, to feel part of Jewish community, to re-connect with tradition, to re-experience childhood memories, or to feel close to parents and grandparents. Some of us come seeking guidance, inspiration, learning, comfort, challenge or spiritual nourishment. Some of us come out of a sense of religious or familial obligation, or guilt.

Whatever the reason for our coming, what we’re asked to do when we arrive is pray. And prayer is a problem. It’s a problem generally, because prayer is rarely easy. And it’s especially a problem on the High Holy Days – because the services are so long, because the themes of the liturgy can be so challenging, and because many of us simply don’t know how to engage.

I offer this letter as an attempt to help….  continue reading

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Download a pdf version here:  Parashat Shemot:  Redemptive Leadership — Challenge Without and Within