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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
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 […]

2009, 2015

Rosh Hashana Eve: Avinu Malkenu By Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell

By |September 20th, 2015|HOLIDAYS, SERMONS|0 Comments

Rosh HaShana Eve

AVINU MALKENU

Temple House of Israel

Staunton, VA

13 September 2015

Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell

 

 

L’Shana Tova!

 

I have had the honor of greeting you with Shana Tova for 20 years. We arrive, each year, sometimes with excitement, with curiousity, with eager anticipation, eyes wide, hearts open. Some years, we’re barely been able to drag ourselves to— and then […]

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. […]

1510, 2014

Atem Nitzavim – Blessing for the Weeders

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Atem Nitzavim – Blessing for the Weeders: A Benediction for a Small Congregation
Yom Kippur 5775
Rabbi Joe Blair
(adapted with kind permission from a concept by colleague Rabbi Ellen Lewis)
Delivered to Temple House of Israel in Staunton and Congregation Beth El in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Shalom, and Gut Yontiff.

As you are aware, we have shared a year of difficulties […]