Minyan Tzedek: Do Justice
Earth Challenge 5780

January’s Challenge: Compost for healthy soils and for the planet

We are responding to the climate crisis by establishing new spiritual, social and consumer norms. Our rabbis and organizers have created a series of simple challenges to help us shift one habit at a time, and to work effectively and collectively for systemic change. 

 

Learn more here.

FAQ
Are you a synagogue or what?

Yes and no and kinda. Words like “synagogue” can feel constraining, and we want to think expansively about what Jewish life can be.

More FAQs here.

Open. Listen. Act.
Sermons
Sermons

From leading with kindness, the climate crisis, grief and love, Jewish peoplehood, and everything in between.

From leading with kindness, the climate crisis, grief and love, Jewish peoplehood, and everything in between.

Listen to all of our Sermons

Listen to all of our Sermons

Services
Shabbat Shalom
Shabbat with us.

Saturday 9:15 am – Shabbat AM Services

Childcare provided for children under 5. All services take place at Shalhevet unless otherwise noted. And as always, check our calendar for any changes and the most up-to-date info.

A Note from Our Rabbis
Hanukkah in a Time of Renewed Hatred

Our practice of Hanukkah is rooted in the story of the persecution of Jews for public displays of their Jewishness. We’ve been telling that story for generations, but in the relative safety of the United States, Hanukkah became a fun and festive celebration, complete with spinning dreidels, frying latkes and kitschy parody videos.

 

But this year, Hanukkah has frighteningly coincided with a spike in the antisemitic attacks that have been building over the past several years.

 

Read reflections from our rabbis.

Interfaith
Confronting White Supremacy

Rabbi Brous and Rev. Jim Lawson were keynote speakers at The Black Jewish Justice Alliance’s Heschel/King Forum.

Rabbi Brous was the keynote speaker alongside Rev. Jim Lawson, a civil rights activist called by Martin Luther King Jr, “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence.”

 

The forum was intended to reaffirm the transformational relationship between Jewish and African American religious communities during the early sixties, lead by Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King.

 

Read more here.

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