Rabbi Stuart Davis Joins Temple Sinai
Rabbi Davis was ordained at the Hebrew Union college in Cincinnati where he received a Doctor of Divinity degree. This follwed with the completion of his master's and doctoral studies in psychology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Rabbi davis has a history of being a "pulpit" Rabbi with years of experience at the The New Reform Temple in Kansas City, Missouri and the the Hebrew Benevolent Congretaion in Atlanta. He served as the rabbi/chaplin for the Jewish personnel at Fort Leavenworth and the Jewish civilian population in the surrounding Leavenworth area. In addition to his pulpit duties, he has a private practice in counseling in the Kansas City area. He also is a chaplain at the Overland Park Regional Menacal Center. Rabbi Davis possesses an unwavering belief in equality and acceptance for all.
Rabbi Silbersher Retires as Rabbi Emeritus
A few weeks after the High Holy Days 2015, Rabbi Silbersher announced his retirement. The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Rabbi Stuart Davis has agreed to join Temple Sinai as Rabbi.
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Rosh Hashanah Resolutions
This is the time of year most Jews do some serious thinking.
On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, that begins at sundown on Sunday, September 13th, Jews all over the world ask how they could become better people than during the previous year, and ask for forgiveness from God and those individuals they have wronged.
And while we are not required to make New Year resolutions, most of us do anyway. If you are Jewish, it is time to do some serious soul searching. There is another time of the year when many of us also make New Year resolutions, and that is on January 1st. These however are different. They usually revolve around some of our individual habits and practices, like Im going to stop smoking or Im going to become a much neater person or Im going to become much more organized. If we break these resolutions we are only letting ourselves down.
But the resolutions we make during the High Holy Days usually revolve around how we treat other people, our relationship with God, to be a better person in the world around us, and to work as hard as we can to take care of the people around us. Im going to attend Shabbat Services more often, or I will donate food or financial help to Food Pantries or If I have elderly neighbors living next door to me, I will regularly check on them to see if everything is O.K. These are the type of things or resolutions we make for The Days of Awe.
But the most important difference between the resolutions we make on January 1st, are that if broken, we are only letting ourselves down, but on Yom Kippur resolutions, we are also letting God down.
Can you live this coming year, with that thought?