25 Cheshvan 5780

By templenj | November 22, 2019

November 22, 2019 I am honored and blessed to serve this sacred community of Temple Shalom of Aberdeen these past 20 plus years. It is a blessing to visit with congregants and loved ones, even as we all age. As I visit some who are in a great deal of frailty, it can be hard; but…

18 Cheshvan 5780

By templenj | November 15, 2019

November 15, 2019 This week, in Parashat Vayera (Genesis 18:1-22:24), Avimelech, king of Gerar, faces a threat to himself and his household. Abraham enters the town and repeats his prior ill-fated decision to present Sarah as his sister instead of his wife upon arriving in a foreign land. Unaware that Sarah is married, Avimelech takes her for…

11 Cheshvan 5780

By templenj | November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019 Abraham was a traveler on a liberating path marked by potholes. He was commanded by God: “Lech lecha. Go. Go to yourself. Leave who you were behind, everything and everyone you’ve known.” (Genesis 12:1- 17:27, paraphrased) God’s command is deeply personal. And each time we, Abraham’s children, revisit that divine imperative, it…

Shabbat Night Live!

By Karen Rosenberg | October 29, 2019

The Alan J. Malinger Rock Shabbat Fund, established by Dennis and Phyllis Malinger, in loving memory of their brother, and father of Rabbi Laurence Malinger, presents an inspiring line up for Friday evening Shabbat services over the course of the year that will raise the roof, open our hearts and fill our world with song!…

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By Karen Rosenberg | September 27, 2019

The Religious School has initiated a new and exciting fundraising venture named FlipGive. If you are either a casual or a committed on-line shopper, this is for you. FlipGive has partnered with hundreds of vendors covering a wide variety of services such as apparel, home goods, dining and much more. Each purchase of products (including…

14 Elul 5779

By templenj | September 13, 2019

Our challenge nowadays: How can we balance all the things that we want to do and all the things that we want to be at the same time? If a person only works, and only thinks about work night and day, and if one has no time for one’s spouse or their children, and if…

Temple Shalom Holiday Services 2019

By templenj | August 22, 2019

Temple Shalom Congregants’ Tickets: Service tickets are open to all members of Temple Shalom who are current with financial obligations through August 31, 2019. They will be automatically mailed out by August 26. If you need to fulfill payments, then tickets must be picked up directly in the office. Please be aware of the following…

27 Iyar 5779

By templenj | May 31, 2019

Once upon time, there was a meeting in a synagogue. Like many meetings in a synagogue, it was getting heated! It happened in this week, the week when the Torah portion, Bechukotai (Leviticus26:3 – 27:34)was approaching; and, the co-leader of services was adamant! During that portion, a section known as the, “Tochacha,” is read. There are a number of such…