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Today, I began my Lyft shift (not a Jewish family name) at 5am.  Lyft sent me to pick up a Denise (her name has been changed to protect privacy) in North Seattle. She was going to the airport for a week long trip to Central America for work. She was ...continue reading "Tales of the Lyfter Rebbe: A Story that Will Blow Your Mind"

As Giving Tuesday arrives, consider giving some of your Tzdekah allotment to a special Jewish non-profit that opens doors, welcomes strangers, and shares Shabbat with unique joyfulness. You have the opportunity to support and sustain Panim Hadashot-New Faces in one of two ways. The first way is by a monthly ...continue reading "Consider Panim Hadashot-New Faces on Giving Tuesday"

The atrocity at the Tree of Life Synagogue this past Shabbat shocked me to the core. It appears to have shocked many others judging from the turnout at the vigil held at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle on Monday, October 29th, 2018.  The sanctuary reached a capacity of 2000, ...continue reading "Sleeplessness in Seattle: Responding to the Events in Pittsburgh"

  We go to synagogue on Shabbat morning to hear the reading of the Torah and to be inspired by its words. We go to synagogue on Shabbat morning to share in celebration of the joyous milestones of those in our community. We go to synagogue on Shabbat morning to ...continue reading "A Shabbat Without Rest"