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Get Involved with Facing Our Truths This Winter

Get Involved with Facing Our Truths This Winter

“Facilitating our Facing our Truths group was a personally fulfilling experience for me. It gave me the opportunity to explore the challenging course content on systemic racism - and to take a more discerning look at my own privilege and racial narrative -  from the safe space that our... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving from Temple Emanu-El

Happy Thanksgiving from Temple Emanu-El

Happy Thanksgiving from Temple! May this holiday fill your heart with joy and remind you of the many blessings surrounding us each day. Please enjoy this poem, Giving Thanks, as a moment of quiet reflection during this special day. Giving Thanks To whom shall I give this grateful heart, This... Read more »

Facing Our Truths Launches Round II This Winter

Facing Our Truths Launches Round II This Winter

Facing our Truths launched in the fall of 2020 with 20 groups and 175 participants. The goal of Facing our Truths (FOT) is to explore new ways to think about race, privilege, and power and create opportunities for transformation of our own understanding and actions. In small groups of 8-10... Read more »

Henry D. Schlinger Ethics Symposium 2021: Pandemic Perspectives

Henry D. Schlinger Ethics Symposium 2021: Pandemic Perspectives

On November 4, we had the privilege of having Michael Hinojosa, Ph.D., Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District; Sarina Israel, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; Adam Leybovich-Glikin, Highland Park High School; and Susan Sugerman, M.D., Girls to Women... Read more »

Find Meaning in What Counts, Not the Counting

Find Meaning in What Counts, Not the Counting

Find Meaning in What Counts, Not the Counting Rabbi David Stern | Clergy Address | Nov. 2021 We Jews love counting. The creation story in Genesis gives us a world born through counting: “And there was evening and there was morning, a first day…a second day…a third day.”... Read more »

The Illuminations In Life | Sermon by Rabbi Daniel Utley October 29, 2021

The Illuminations In Life | Sermon by Rabbi Daniel Utley October 29, 2021

The Illuminations In Life October 29, 2021 Rabbi Daniel Utley A friend of mine, Aylon Cohen, who happens to be a fantastic jazz/rock guitar player in the bay area, once introduced me to the Israeli slang term, “She’elat kitbag.” Aylon and I, were staff members for the same... Read more »