Brought to you by Congregation B’Nai Israel and Rabbi Dov’s Jewish Music Artists’ Fund Chava Mirel Wednesday, June 3rd, 7 PM Virtual Jewish “Singing Circle”: Chava uses song and meditative silence to inspire and reduce stress. Friday, June 12th , 6 - 7 PM, Virtual Kabbalat Shabbat: Welcome shabbat with ...continue reading "Virtual Services and Concerts with Great Jewish Musical Artists, June 2020"
Rabbi Dov Gartenberg With the Governor’s 1st phase reopening guidelines, it is possible for Houses of Worship to gather at 25% capacity. At the time of this writing, the CBI leadership is deliberating on what makes sense for our congregation. I have recommended a cautious approach to gathering physically. While ...continue reading "Trying to Return to Reading the Torah: A Thought Experiment"
Tazria-Metzora 2020: Trust and Truth Then and NowRabbi Dov GartenbergApril 24, 2020 These two portions, Tazria and Metzora, are difficult for us to comprehend as modern readers. The concept of Tumah or ritual impurity is difficult to understand.The term, tzara’at, which is a leprous like disease featured in chapter 13, is ...continue reading "Trust and Truth: Then and Now"
Dear Readers, I am reactivating and repurposing the Panim Hadashot-New Faces blog. I have not been writing since moving to New Mexico to take an interim pulpit at Congregation B'nai Israel of Albuquerque in August of 2019. Now, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been moved to ...continue reading "Rabbi Dov Gartenberg Reactivates the Panim Blog"
I wanted to share with friends of Panim Hadashot-New Faces that I have accepted a full time interim rabbinic pulpit position with Congregation B'nai Israel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I will begin my work at the congregation in late August. In consultation with the Panim Hadashot board of directors we ...continue reading "An Important Announcement from Rabbi Dov Gartenberg"
Rabbi Richard Levy was a Rabbi's Rabbi
I picked up a couple in Capital Hill area of Seattle to take them to the airport. The woman saw my kippah and quickly surmised that I was a rabbi. It turns out that she was a therapist who had a unique insight into the work that I do for ...continue reading "Tales of the Lyfter Rebbe, 5/22/19 Distractions"
Yesterday and today brought to me one interesting rider after another. It started with a rider who put his euphonium horn in my back seat. It turns out that he plays it with 35 other wind musicians of the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band. I took him to his rehearsal and ...continue reading "Tales of the Lyfter Rebbe, May 15, 2019"
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On behalf of Panim Hadashot, we extend our condolences to the victims of the attack on the Chabad of Poway. They were gathering at shul for the last day of Passover like many of us in our own communities. The attack in Poway was a terrorist attack inspired by anti-antisemitism ...continue reading "Poway"