The synergy of the organic seasons and the Jewish calendar is deep and touching. In this season of equinox, we enter the moon of Libra/Scales and the Jewish new year. We begin again, again. We seek balance in our lives, our communities, our planet. At Temple Israel, we greet the season with indoor and outdoor gatherings for all ages – to celebrate creation and grow as individuals and community.
Visit our High Holidays page for more information.
Center for Jewish Life in Franklin County
We are a pluralistic Jewish community who gather for services and events in our synagogue and at our members’ homes throughout the county. Our members are farmers, activists, business people, politicians, teachers, and artists. We strive to support each other in our human and community development with on-going classes, ritual practices and justice work.
From the Rabbi’s Blog:
- Fall holiday seasonDuring this glorious summer of sunny days, we perceive again the glory and the complexity and the illumination of our life on this planet. And during the too sunny days, days on end without the blessing of “rain… Read More »
- Shmita IIDear Ones, In this year of shmita, the Earth Sabbatical Year, I plan to to write about the practical wisdom derived from this practice. Last month, I outlined the centrality of 7 in the cycle of… Read More »
- A Year of Release and RenewalDear Ones, This is a shmita year. Shmita is Hebrew for “release” and is more helpfully translated as sabbath for the land. The centrality of cycles of seven in our tradition cannot be overstated. The first… Read More »