Rabbi’s Thoughts2018-09-04T16:34:23+00:00


What’s in a name(tag)?

Name-tag Etiquette 101 One of the undergirding principles of life in Falmouth Jewish Congregation is our desire to build and maintain community. We strive to do so in many ways, one of which is by providing a name-tag for each member of our congregation and encouraging them to wear [...]

January 28th, 2019|


As American Jews we stand astride two cultures, American and Jewish, and we’re blessed with their respective fruits. At Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, we indulge ourselves in rituals of introspection, seeking a trajectory in the new Jewish year that, with work, will make the new year feel [...]

December 18th, 2018|

In the dark, kindling light…

In the dark, kindling light... On Monday evening, October 29, hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil on Falmouth’s Village Green in response to the murder of eleven Jewish worshipers at Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh two days earlier. Introducing that vigil, I spoke these words: “To [...]

November 20th, 2018|

A Jewish Journey

Through the decades that I have worked as a rabbi, some of my deepest satisfactions have come from the interactions I have had with individuals who sought to become Jews and with whom I was privileged to study and learn. In every instance, I have been given the gift [...]

October 30th, 2018|

October Musings

October Ted Kooser (from At Home, a chapbook) First one leaf yellows, loosens, falls and from the hole it fell from leaks a drop of cold, and then another and another and another till the twigs are black with cold against the blue, and with stiff fingers those bare [...]

October 11th, 2018|