Starting a conversation on Anti-Racism

During the afternoon of Yom Kippur the Social Justice Committee led an interactive discussion and learning workshop on “Identity, Oppression and Racism — Starting the Conversation”. Over 30 people participated on Zoom. The session kicked off with a very informative

We can’t all be Greta Thunberg, but your choices have a ripple effect

Greta says that our climate actions send messages to others and encourage governments to take action. We know our DJC community is concerned about the climate crisis and, as a community, we can make a difference by taking both individual

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Yom Kippur Sermon 5781 – Building Anew

I was going to give this sermon on Rosh Hashana day, when our theme was Dismantling and Building Anew, but between all the challenges with technology and timing, I didn’t share it then.  I want to share it tonight.  The

Erev Rosh Hashana 5781 – Dismantling (and Building Anew)

A cluster of 4 rabbis made their winding way to Jerusalem. When they reached Mount Scopus, they looked out across the valley and could see what was once the magnificent and holy Temple, the centre of Jewish life, now destroyed,

A note from Rabbi Miriam before our upcoming Yom Kippur services

Getting Connected, Being Human and Keeping Your Cameras On If you are able to (and there are certainly legitimate reasons why someare not able to), please keep your video cameras on during the services.This is for two reasons: 1) At

Here’s what you need for our virtual High Holy Days youth programs

We are so excited to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with you this year! We’ve got all kinds of activities planned to make this year’s programs fun and meaningful together on Zoom. But we want you to be prepared!

High Holydays 5781: Creative Supplement of Poetry and Readings

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Accessibility Update for the High Holydays

With the holidays being different this year, the Accessibility Initiative has been working to make sure anyone who wants to participate is able to do so. With this in mind, we wanted to let you know a few important things:

Miriam’s Cup: The Days of Awe Will be Awful Unless…

My dear DJCers.  I’m going to be frank here. Leading services for Yamim Nora’im/the Days of Awe on Zoom, singing alone in my office, listening to Cantor Lisa sing alone in hers, and speaking to the little camera dot on my

The Torah of Honey: A Rosh Hashanah Podcast

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