Due to COVID-19 and concerns about the potential impact on high-risk members of the Congregation, at this time, Kesher Israel’s minyanim are NOT available for attendance by persons outside of our membership and community.

Today is August 15, 2022 |

Today is August 15, 2022 |

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Reviewing or Relearning

This morning we read the Ten Commandments. Of course, this is not the first time we are hearing it, and I’m not referring to my

Torah Study as Community Building

We read this morning the highlight of Jewish history. God appears to the Jews on Mt. Sinai and gives them the Torah – the rules

Rabbi Eliezer Silver

Rav Eliezer Silver – in Remembrance

This Tuesday is the yahrtzeit of Rav Eliezer Silver, founding rabbi of our shul and one of the greatest rabbinic figures in American Jewish history.

Chanukah and the Non-Observant

In a NY Times Op-Ed for this Chanukah, “The Hypocrisy of Chanukah” (Dec. 1, 2018) we read of a Jewish novelist – Michael David Lukas’

Undeserved Blessings

I don’t think there’s a better parsha to celebrate a birth than Vayetzei – filled as it is with births and baby namings. And we’re

Facing Tragedy

This week we are gathered to celebrate a wonderfully happy occasion for our community – the aufruf and upcoming marriage of X, who grew up

Jews of All Stripes

If I were to poll the people in this room regarding their definition of Judaism, most answers would likely involve halacha, Jewish law, in some

Living in Tough Times

This morning feels more serious than usual, and for obvious reason. As most everyone, if not all, people here are aware, this past Thursday night

Shabbos: an Active Day of Rest

I would like this morning to discuss a routine matter: Shabbos. After the past month of holidays, each of which is exciting and new and