Rabbi Shalom Lewis's blog
It was a sad email.
A student in our Hebrew school from many years ago suddenly died. I remembered him, though our paths hadn’t crossed in decades. I might have been at his bris but my memory is foggy that far back. But, remember him I did.
When arriving at shul on Shabbos morning, my first order of business is to reserve three seats in the sanctuary.
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Congregation Etz Chaim is a progressive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue that provides meaningful Jewish experiences in a welcoming, engaging environment. We offer:
Inspiring religious services
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A caring community that supports each other through both joyful and challenging life cycle events
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