Who Will Be Serene and Who Will Be Troubled? A Rabbi and a Family Member Speaks about Mental Illness Rabbi Dov Gartenberg Adapted for Congregation Beth Shalom, Shabbat August 5, 2017 I would like to dedicate this derasha to two family members. First I dedicate my words in honor ...continue reading "Who will be Serene and Who Will be Troubled: A Rabbi and Family Member Speaks about Mental Illness"
A Blog Post Rabbi Dov Gartenberg for the New Faces Blog Completed on Friday, October 28, 2016/26 Tishrei, 5777 I love the festival for Sukkot for many reasons. I love the strangeness of building a temporary structure. I love the often-amusing annual effort to procure the Sechach-the cutoff branches ...continue reading "Sukkot, Hospitality, and the Strangeness of the End of the Holidays"
The tag I will be wearing during Yom Kippur prayers Silence on Yom Kippur This Yom Kippur I will have the rare opportunity to be a regular worshipper for the entire holy day from Kol Nidre to Ne’ilah. Since 1978 I have been a regular worshipper on Yom Kippur ...continue reading "In Silence on Yom Kippur"