Chef Fern and Super Packer Shirley led MESH today with lots of help from Rachel Kanter and first timer Romy Rost.
A mediterranean dinner was prepared featuring:
Roasted Salmon with a yoghurt mint sauce; Cous Cous Salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, garbanzo beans, peppers and Clementines. Continue reading →
Utilizing a microgrant provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ, CSE hosted an “Addressing Antisemitism Today” program on Thursday, June 8.
With antisemitism alarmingly on the rise, it is essential to foster dialogue within and between communities of faith, specifically in this program — the Jewish community and the Christian community. Participants gathered for dinner and a program presented by Rabbi Julie and Pastor Nancy Truscott, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Nutley.Continue reading →
Rabbi Julie began Torah Study last Thursday (Oct 27) with a question – To what extent are we pursuing our own journey or continuing our parents’ journey?
Parshat Lech L’cha begins with God telling Abraham (Abram as he was then called) to start on a journey “to the land that I will show you (Genesis 12:1)”. Abram then gathers together his people and possessions and sets out for Canaan. This is, of course, a huge deal; but is it actually a break with the past?
It was hard for me to go to sleep on Monday night, as I thought about what it means to me to start my first official day as the spiritual leader of Shomrei Emunah. It has been 17 years since I started a new job and this is only my second full-time position as a rabbi. I am feeling so many things – excitement, trepidation, joy, humility, gratitude. But more than anything, I am feeling open-hearted. Continue reading →