On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the seventh of an ongoing series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the […]

On the Origins of Kehilla: Social Justice

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the fifth of a series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the process […]

On the Origins of Kehilla: Discovering the Ba’al Shem Tov

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | One Comment

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the fifth of a series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the process […]

Kehilla Partners With the Center for Jewish Non-Violence

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson For almost three decades, Kehilla’s Middle East Peace Committee has focused on educating our congregation about issues related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We plan to continue to engage in this vital work, and recently we launched a new project that will allow our congregation to have a supportive relationship with a […]

Mourning the Dream on Tisha B-Av: The Holiday of Lamentations

 Saturday, August 13, 6:30pm by Rabbi David J. Cooper & Rabbi Burt Jacobson During the last years, especially during the Netanyahu administration, big steps have been taken that are increasingly making an independent Palestinian state less and less possible. That failure can mean many more years of suffering and an absence of justice for Palestinians. […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the fourth of a series of personal essays that I am publishing in Kol Kehilla. In each article I will share the origins of one of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the third of a series of personal essays that I will be publishing monthly in Kol Kehilla. In each article I will share the origins of one of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the second of a series of personal essays that I will be publishing monthly in Kol Kehilla. In each article I will share the origins of one of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the first of a series of personal essays that I plan to publish monthly in Kol Kehilla. In each article I will share with congregants the origins of one of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of […]

Yom Kippur Day Teaching 5776/2015 by Rabbi Burt Jacobson

Judging Others Israel Ba’al Shem Tov, the founder of the 18th century Hasidic movement, was not only a mystic and a spiritual teacher; he was also a shamanic healer, and he would travel from town to town in southeastern Poland offering his services to people with physical or psychic ailments. His reputation was widespread and […]