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1010, 2015

October Looking at Jews: A Time to Make Repairs and Repent

By |October 10th, 2015|Column, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION, SERMONS|0 Comments

This is the October 2015 newspaper column that Rabbi Joe writes.
This month it wraps up the High Holy Day period and brings us up to date on the Calendar.
You can link to the column here.
Enjoy!

3009, 2015

Yom Kippur: Soul Journey – Sermon by Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell

By |September 30th, 2015|Community, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION, SERMONS|0 Comments

SOUL JOURNEY
 Temple House of Israel, Staunton, VA
Yom Kippur
22 September 2015/10 Tishrei 5776
Sue Levi Elwell
 

 

שנה טובה / Shana Tova.

 

I’d like to speak with you today about your journey.

Your soul’s journey. Each soul, and each journey is unique.

 

We’re all on it. Yom Kippur is one of the times that we’re jostled into awareness and we may actually […]

509, 2015

September Looking at Jews: Teshuvah/Repentance

By |September 5th, 2015|Column, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION, THEOLOGY RELATED|0 Comments

A focus on the process of Teshuvah/Repentance in the column for this month.

Take a look HERE.

Rabbi Joe

1508, 2015

Reprint: Holes in the Ritual: Opportunities to Enhance Jewish Mourning Rituals

By |August 15th, 2015|Column, RELIGION, SERVICES|0 Comments

Shalom.

I am linking to a blog post I authored which appears on the Ritualwell blog.

I hope you find it interesting.

Click Here to Read the Blog Entry. 

 

1508, 2015

August Column for the Newspaper

By |August 15th, 2015|Column, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION|0 Comments

Looking at the Three Weeks and Tisha Be’Av

Click here to open the Column

 

Rabbi Joe

806, 2015

Rabbi Joe’s newspaper column for June 2015

By |June 8th, 2015|Column, Community, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION|0 Comments

Shalom!

The latest column was published on June 5th.

It is titled ‘Counting the Omer’ in the ‘Looking at Jews’ series.

Click here –  Looking at Jews: Counting the Omer

I hope you enjoy it.

Rabbi Joe

205, 2015

Rabbi Joe’s Newspaper Column for May 2015

By |May 2nd, 2015|Column, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION|0 Comments

Starting with Pesach Sheni – some thoughts for the month of May.

Click here:  LOOKING AT JEWS May 2015

or enter this into your browser window: http://www.dailyprogress.com/newsvirginian/opinion/guest_columnists/a-built-in-sense-of-forgiveness/article_3d07f7ac-efbe-11e4-9b21-cbe12b7277d4.html

Shalom!

Rabbi Joe

 

504, 2015

Rabbi Joe’s newspaper column for April 2015

By |April 5th, 2015|Community, HOLIDAYS, RELIGION|0 Comments

The latest guest column for the newspaper for April 2015 on Pesach.

Can be found here

Please take a look, and let me know what you think.

 

 

503, 2015

Pulpit Exchange: Rabbi Joe Blair, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Staunton, March 1, 2015

By |March 5th, 2015|Community, GATHERINGS & EVENTS, RELIGION, SERMONS, THEOLOGY RELATED|0 Comments

[Note: The following is the sermon I delivered at the invitation of Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Staunton VA on Sunday, 3/1/2015 as part of our second pulpit exchange. She addressed the congregants at Temple House of Israel on Friday, February 27th. — Rabbi Joe]
Rabbi Joe Blair’s ‘Drash’/Sermon to Emmanuel Episcopal […]

503, 2015

Pulpit Exchange: Rev. Shelby Ochs Owen – Shabbat Zachor

By |March 5th, 2015|Community, GATHERINGS & EVENTS, RELIGION, SERMONS, SERVICES, THEOLOGY RELATED|0 Comments

[Note: The following is the sermon delivered by Rev. Owen at Temple House of Israel as part of our second pulpit exchange. She addressed the congregants at Temple House of Israel, and I spoke to congregants at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Staunton on Sunday morning, 3/1/15.  — Rabbi Joe ]

Sermon at Temple House of Israel

Rev. […]

1102, 2015

Rosh Hashanah Sermon by RabbiSue Levi Elwell 5775

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Our Promised Land
Rosh HaShana 5775/2014
Temple Beth El, Harrisonburg, VA
Temple House of Israel, Staunton, VA
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Shana tova. Friends and family—I am very glad to be here with you, once again. Welcome! Welcome back.

We have not seen one another for a year. Some of us have never met. So beginning an important conversation is challenging. […]

610, 2014

Practicing for Death

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Practicing for Death, Practicing for Life in this Place
Temple House of Israel, Staunton, VA
Temple Beth El, Harrisonburg, VA
10 Tishrei 5775
3-4 October 2014
Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell, PhD.
Welcome back.  We’re here again, in this place.

B’makom hazeh.

For some of us, this place is familiar. For some of us, this is a new place.

Let’s all take a moment to […]