Rabbi's Weekly Message

Rabbi's Message

I have spent the first part of this week with our TBK delegation at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism.  The RAC holds a major gathering every other year called the Consultation on Conscience.  This year’s Consultation is the biggest ever….over 1000 participants!  We also have our largest ever TBK delegation, with a full minyan of 10 participants.

We all have been looking forward to this opportunity to learn from our Reform movement’s social justice leadership, and to enter into dialogue with public officials and leading advocates and experts.  We will share our experiences in different forums in the coming weeks.  Temple B’rith Kodesh’s commitment to social justice and community engagement is historic and significant.  I look forward to thoughtful and important conversation about our strategic priorities and significant commitments. 

If you have an interest in social justice, either in sharing what you are doing on your own or learning more about what we are doing at temple, please speak with me.  And know that I will offer an initial report on the Consultation at Shabbat services this Friday night, May 24, at 6 PM. 

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Stein


Parashat Behar
May 25, 2019

In this Torah portion, God describes the laws surrounding resting the land and crops every seven years, as well as the Jubilee year every 50 years. God permits the use of slaves but provides stipulations including the obligation to eventually free your slaves.