Covid Guidelines: Responding to recent developments, the Temple Board recently approved new guidelines for in-person attendance at services inside the Temple building. Note that only vaccinated people may attend services in person, and that we ask people to provide documentation of vaccination in advance or before entry to the building (further details below). COVID GUIDELINES […]
Fall 2021 Temple Sholom Monroe & North Streets P.O. Box 501 Galesburg, IL 60402-0501 President’s Message: Things that I’ve learned during Covid, by Faye Schulz. I’ve learned quite a bit this year of Covid. I’ll make a little list and them comment on a couple of these. Friends and family are important. It is challenging […]
Summer 2021 Temple Sholom Monroe & North Streets P.O. Box 501 Galesburg, IL 60402-0501 President’s Message I became President of the Temple a year ago. A major achievement during my presidency is that the Temple made the decision to get internet service. When I said this to my son, he said I was “off the […]
From the Union For Reform Judaism / Reform Movement
When I became rabbi of Monmouth Reform Temple in Tinton Falls, NJ, I quickly discovered that some people in our community thought we were a church. Mail was addressed to “Monmouth Reformed Temple,” and letters were addressed “Dear Pastor.”
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was unformed and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters. God said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.
Decorate your Sukkot table with Ethiopian, North African, and Sephardi breads full of fall colors and tantalizing spice mixes and broaden our palates to the customs of worldwide Jewish communities. Laden with seasonal honey, pumpkin, or orange, they don’t need braiding, and they make perfect gifts.
It’s a long-standing custom for Jews to wish one another a “sweet new year” on Rosh Hashanah; to hope that this coming year will be one filled with joy, fulfillment, and an abundance of blessings. However, Judaism isn’t a path focused simply on wishing for good things; if our goal is to make each year “sweeter” than the last, we must work to make it happen.