Rabbi Shalom Lewis's blog
When I think of M&Ms, I think of candy and sweets. I love visiting the M&M store in Times Square with its incredible variety. Almonds. Coconut. Peanut butter and every imaginable tasty ingredient infused into that venerable shell that "melts in your mouth and not in your hand".
I wasn't chosen to be on Trump's cabinet and that's ok. I probably would have had to work weekends and that might have created a problem. Nevertheless, I would like to offer him some modest advice as he enters the Oval Office tomorrow.
When Jews travel, most seek out the local synagogue whether in Brussels or Buenos Aires, Helsinki or Hong Kong. Even if not regular worshippers, when far from home, we are drawn to a shul. Somehow, as tourists, we rejoice when we see a stained glass Magen David or Hebrew lettering carved in stone. Away and yet, in a place of familiar comfort.
Etz Chaim is...
Congregation Etz Chaim is a progressive, egalitarian Conservative synagogue that provides meaningful Jewish experiences in a welcoming, engaging environment. We offer:
Inspiring religious services
Educational, social, and cultural activities, serving multi-generational needs
A caring community that supports each other through both joyful and challenging life cycle events
Connections with the broader community and opportunities for Tikkun Olam...
Our intention, in all activities, is to provide an environment of warmth and an opportunity for personal growth. We celebrate together, we pray together, and we learn together, making Etz Chaim truly a home away from home.