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Never Again or Yet Again | Words of Torah

04/12/2021 09:35:25 AM

Apr12

Never Again or Yet Again - Shabbat Reflections following Yom HaShoah for Parshat Shmini and the plight of the Uyghars in China. Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on April 10, 2021. 

Got Messiah? | Reflections on the 8th Day of Pesach

04/05/2021 04:54:47 PM

Apr5

There is no Messiah - it's YOU! Reflections from Rabbi Marc Soloway on the 8th Day of Pesach.

The Power of Singing Together | Words of Torah

04/05/2021 04:51:11 PM

Apr5

The Power of Singing Together: Reflections on a Shabbat of Song of Songs, Song of the Sea and Songs of Hallel!

A Pesach Conversation & The Blessing of the Dew

04/02/2021 04:49:02 PM

Apr2

A discussion between Rabbi Marc and Rabbi Dov Gartenberg of Congregation of B'nai Israel in Albuquerque, NM on celebrating Passover in 5781, in the middle of a pandemic and after the horrific shooting in Boulder. This concludes with the Blessing of the Dew

Singing From the Darkness:  A Vision of Redemption | Words of Torah

04/01/2021 11:12:16 AM

Apr1

Reflections on Shabbat HaGadol in the aftermath of the Boulder shooting. Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on March 27.

Sacred Offerings of the Heart | Words of Torah

03/21/2021 09:38:25 PM

Mar21

Moving Closer | Sacred Offerings of the Heart. Reflections as we begin the Book of Leviticus Words of Torah from Shabbat morning services on March 20 as we start spring 2021 as well as the Book of Leviticus.

 

The Fire of Creativity:  Re-Imagining Our World After COVID | Words of Torah

03/15/2021 02:05:11 PM

Mar15

Special guest, Rabbi Charna Rosenholtz, provided our Words of Torah on Shabbat morning services on March 13, 2021.

Welcoming Strangers, Smashing Idols | Words of Torah

03/11/2021 12:03:54 PM

Mar11

Reflections on Refugee Shabbat, in collaboration with HIAS (hias.org), Congregation Bonai Shalom hosted a Refugee Shabbat on March 6.

 

For Honor and Beauty:  The Clothes We Wear | Words of Torah

03/02/2021 05:16:36 PM

Mar2

Reflections on Parshat T'zaveh and the Priestly garments from Shabbat morning services on February 27, 2020. 

 

To Remember Amalek, We Cannot Forget Timna | Words of Torah

02/22/2021 11:43:24 AM

Feb22

To remember Amalek, we can't forget Timna...

Words of Torah from our Executive Director, Stacey Aviva Flint on Shabbat morning services on February 20, 2020.

 

Is It A Mitzvah To Be Happy? | Words of Torah

02/15/2021 11:40:09 AM

Feb15

Reflections on the month of Adar and Parshat Mishpatim. Is it a Mitzvah to be happy? 

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc on Shabbat morning services on February 13, 2020. 

 

The Perfection...And Imperfection of the 10 Commandments | Words of Torah 

02/08/2021 11:37:11 AM

Feb8

Words of Torah from Rabbi Rosalie Osian on the perfect imperfection or our 10 Commandments, from Shabbat morning Services on February 6.

 

The Long, Short Journey | Words of Torah

02/01/2021 01:57:11 PM

Feb1

Just keep on walking...

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc from Shabbat morning services on Saturday, January 30. 

How Do We Tell Our Stories | Words of Torah

01/25/2021 03:50:24 PM

Jan25

Reflections from Parshat Bo from Shabbat morning services on January 23, 2021. 

 

MLK Shabbat

01/18/2021 03:49:36 PM

Jan18

As we prepare for MLK weekend, 2021, we reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. This week, our Executive Director, Stacey Aviva Flint, joined Rabbi Marc for both our D'var Torah as well as an alternative Haftarah. 

Moral Grandeur & Spiritual Audacity

View the prayer from Rabbi Abrama Joshua Heschel HERE.


Alternative Haftarah
"The prophetic vision and the prophetic voice still reverbates very loudly"

 

A Story of Being Forgotten & Remembered | Words of Torah

01/11/2021 04:27:38 PM

Jan11

Guest speaker, Rabbi Rosalie Osian, speaks of a story of birth and transformation, of being forgotten and remembered, a story of 6 women and 1 man, a story about slavery. 

Rosalie's Drash is from Shabbat morning services on Saturday, January 9, 2021. 

L'chayim v'lo l'mavet - To Life and not for Death

01/04/2021 08:53:37 AM

Jan4

 

Reflections on the ethics of birth, life and death.

The L'chaim link,

2020 Death Penalty Report link

 

Words of Torah | Divine Providence Paradoxes

12/28/2020 03:11:28 PM

Dec28

Divine Providence Paradoxes and thoughts on the last Shabbat of 2020 from Rabbi Marc on Shabbat morning services on December 26, 2020. 

 

Words of Torah | Seeing the Light:  Torah for Hanukkah

12/14/2020 04:01:50 PM

Dec14

Seeing the Light:  Torah for Hannukah. Words of Torah, and Hanukkah, from Rabbi Marc from Shabbat morning services on December 12, 2020. 

Words of Torah | Wrestling with Nuance:  The Torah of Tiferet

12/07/2020 01:18:06 PM

Dec7

Materialty vs Spirituality - Which camp are you in? Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc as we prepare for Chanukah from Shabbat morning services on December 5, 2020

 

 

Words of Torah | Angels & Demons

12/01/2020 12:46:31 PM

Dec1

Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc from our Shabbat services on November, 28, 2020

 

"Wells of Living Waters" D'Var Torah from Shabbat Nov. 21, 2020 

11/22/2020 01:14:54 PM

Nov22

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Race and Religion | Conversation with special guest Rev. Pedro Silva in conversation with Rabbi Marc

11/20/2020 02:25:21 PM

Nov20

Race and Religion | Conversation with special guest Rev. Pedro Silva and Rabbi Marc

 

View the conversation here:

 

 

In Memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z"l

11/20/2020 02:25:21 PM

Nov20

In Memory of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z”l

By, Rabbi Marc Soloway

My mother reminded me of the story of when she was flying back from Israel to London after Passover and shortly after my father died.  When she landed at Heathrow, she struggled a little getting her bag from...Read more...

Racial Confessions | Rabbi's Reflections from Yom Kippur 5781 (2020)

11/09/2020 09:12:45 AM

Nov9

I imagine, if we're honest, we all have memories of the past that bring a sting of shame and remorse as we face aspects of ourselves at different ages. 

Hear powerful Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc from Yom Kippur 5781. 2020 has been a challenging year in so many capacities but we must confront our feelings on race and racism. Perhaps these words can serve as the beginning of your awareness of the need to stand up and name something for what it is. 

"The heartbeat of racism is denial. The heartbeat of antiracism is confession" - Ibram X. Kendi. 

Hear Rabbi Marc's entire sermon here:

 

It's not about education, it's about Teshuva! Yes, there is so much collective Teshuva, repentance, that we need to do. The Jewish community has been far from immune to the disease of racism. Even though our tradition demands that we see every human being as a reflection of the divine image, deserving dignity and respect. 

Justice, justice shall you pursue!

Racial Confessions | Rabbi's Reflections from Yom Kippur 5781 (2020)

10/20/2020 03:40:44 PM

Oct20

I imagine, if we're honest, we all have memories of the past that bring a sting of shame and remorse as we face aspects of ourselves at different ages. 

Hear powerful Words of Torah from Rabbi Marc from Yom Kippur 5781. 2020 has been a challenging year in so many capacities but we must confront our feelings on race and racism. Perhaps these words can serve as the beginning of your awareness of the need to stand up and name something for what it is. 

"The heartbeat of racism is denial. The heartbeat of antiracism is confession" - Ibram X. Kendi. 

Hear Rabbi Marc's entire sermon here:

 

It's not about education, it's about Teshuva! Yes, there is so much collective Teshuva, repentance, that we need to do. The Jewish community has been far from immune to the disease of racism. Even though our tradition demands that we see every human being as a reflection of the divine image, deserving dignity and respect. 

Justice, justice shall you pursue!

Rabbi's Reflections from Rosh HaShanah 2020 | Welcoming 5781

09/22/2020 05:05:23 PM

Sep22

As we welcome 5781 and look back, it has been a challenging year. Here are Words of Torah and Rabbi's Reflections from Rosh HaShanah 2020. 

Erev Rosh HaShanah - Angels of Friendship

Rosh HaShanah Day #1 - Yes to Life!

Rosh HaShanah Day #2 - The Master Key

What Kind of Pesach is it Going to be this year?

04/02/2020 05:11:11 PM

Apr2

It’s pretty hard to believe that this time next week it will be Passover when it feels like the world as we know it has changed so much as we face our fears, our solitude, our anxiety, our sadness and so much more.  How is this Passover different to all other Passovers?  Well, in just about every way possible. So, how do we deal with all this change and still celebrate this holiday that is important and precious to so many...Read more...

Podcasts of 5780 Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur Sermons!

10/18/2019 05:14:43 PM

Oct18

UpA few people wondered if my sermons were available to listen to, so now my Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur talks are available as podcasts for those who want to hear them.

Episode 97 – Trees, Animals and the Weather

Episode 98 – Beyond Selfie

Episode 96 – Standing Up!

You can listen on soundcloud here or on itunes here

Since Rosh HaShanah, the community has planted over 1800...Read more...

Standing Up - Yom Kippur 5780

10/09/2019 05:18:52 PM

Oct9

Moments before jumping into the narrow, rocky chute, Dave, my laconic guide who has skied these steep mountains in Taos, New Mexico for almost forty years, each run like a pulsing vein in his own body, warned me “if you fall with your head facing downhill, you have just seconds to get yourself turned around and stick your boots, your hands, your poles, whatever you can in the snow to stop your fall, otherwise you will slide all the way down...Read more...

Tue, April 13 2021 1 Iyyar 5781