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Rabbi Scott's Blog...Tisha B'Av in the Age of Covid

Today is the 9th day of the month of Av.  It is a minor Jewish holiday, but Tisha b’Av (the 9th of Av) will arrive and with it, an ancient encouragement to live our life differently that day in light of historical tragedies of the Jewish people.




Social Action Group Forming

Educate Yourself About Racial Injustice

Join this Tikun Olam group of like minded people in our community who are seeking ways to Root out Social Injustices.  If you want more information to become involved, click HERE. 



Take a PAUSE in the Middle of Your Day

a few minutes of daily

Hope and Healing Prayers

beginning at Noon (M-F) with

Rabbi Scott and friends


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Covid 19 Updates - New 7/30/20 12:00 pm

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