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Asylum Seekers in Israel

Situation of Asylum Seekers in Israel  Leaders throughout the world have urged Netanyahu not to deport the migrants.  They include leaders of HIAS, the leading Jewish immigration advocacy group; the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; the National Council of Jewish Women, J-Street and T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.  In their letter they [...]

By | April 9th, 2018|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Passover Greetings

March 29, 2018 13 Nisan 5778 Dear Friends, Tomorrow evening, all around the world, Jews and their families and friends will gather together to participate in a ritual that goes back thousands of years.  As we dip parsley into salt water, we will think not only of the tears that our ancestors shed during their [...]

By | March 29th, 2018|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Rabbi Zari’s Sermon erev Rosh Hashanah

Dvar Torah:  Erev Rosh HaShanah Singing and Working and Fighting for our Lives Rabbi Zari M. Weiss Wed., September 20, 2017  1 Tishri 5578   One image has stayed with me from this summer:  a group of clergy—rabbis, ministers, a Muslim woman leader, a Buddhist priest, and others—marching, arm-in-arm, down the streets of Seattle under [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Rabbi’s Blog for Parashat Ki Tetzei

Dvar Torah Parashat Ki Tetzei Friday evening, September 1, 2017   11 Elul 5777 Shabbat Shalom.  Oh my.  What challenging times we are living through these days, aren't we? There is so much happening, so much coming at us every week:  the chaos in our national government, the rise in anti-Semitism and Islamaphobia, hate speech and [...]

By | September 4th, 2017|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Rabbi Zari’s Passover message

Dear Friends, This year, Passover offers a particularly poignant opportunity to think about the many millions of people throughout the world who searching for safety and security, because they are fleeing oppressive regimes, violence, or looking for freedom from the crushing burden of poverty and hopelessness. There are many excellent resources that can supplement the [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments

Parashat Vayera

Dvar Torah Parashat Vayera November 18, 2016   In just over one week, I will have the incredible privilege of standing under the chuppah with Jennifer Estroff and Eric Johnson, as they publically, officially, and spiritually bring their lives together in marriage. Because it would have been impossible for Jen and Eric to include you [...]

By | November 22nd, 2016|Rabbi's Blog|0 Comments