Entries by BShalom

Multifaith Matters October

This month Rabbi Kaminsky represented Beit Shalom at several significant multifaith events. On Monday 9 October, she joined leaders from a number of other religious faiths to help the Baha’i community to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’ullah. On October 23, Rabbi Kaminsky joined the inaugural conference on Domestic Violence in Faith […]

Kol Nidre Sermon 2017

I have been busier professionally over the last year than I’ve ever been. Life at Beit Shalom has just hummed along, with a lovely succession of b’nai mitzvah, baby namings and other celebrations, along with our Cheder, teaching Torah, and visiting members who are ill. The main reason for my increased level of busy-ness has […]

Yom Kippur Sermon 2017

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Our festival prayers speak of the season of our freedom—Pesach, the season for giving the Torah—Shavuot, and the season of our rejoicing—Sukkot. For rabbis, this time of year is וניתביתכ ןמז the season of our writing. I attend to my usual […]

Thoughts to Ponder

The Progressive Jewish community worldwide has been in a frenzy this week as a result of two dismaying pieces of news from Israel. The first–and by far the more worrying–is that a bill is advancing through the Knesset that would grant oversight of the conversion process in Israel to the Chief Rabbinate. The Chief Rabbinate […]