Rabbi’s Message

Darkness & Light: Reflections on Hanukkah

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH Rabbi Miriam’s Video Hanukkah Message where she shares her perspective on the topic: “Darkness & Light: Reflections on Hanukkah.” Find out what parts of the Hanukkah story may not be true…  

The DJC at Eighteen

(excerpted from Rabbi Miriam’s Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon) So here we are at the DJC, celebrating our 18th year. At 18 years of age we have a tremendous amount to celebrate. There is so much to be proud of and so much to thank each other for. So many of you have served on the …

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Israel & Gaza / Report on Our Community Conversation & Where We Go from Here

Have you heard of the term Third Space? Ray Oldenberg coined the term to refer to a space that is neither home nor workplace – a Third Space for community building, civic engagement, and creative interaction. In the context of painful and polarizing conflict, when much of the public discourse is framed in black and …

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Torahpalloozah!

This past month has been nothing short of Torahpalloozah! I can’t think of a better word to describe the range of ways that Torah has taken a central role in exciting and engaging Jewish life in this fair city of ours in the past few weeks. Many Jews who haven’t engaged with Torah as adults, …

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