Guest Blog

 

Strengthening Your Connections at Shabbat Dinner

From Friday night dinners throughout his life to his leading role in launching the crowd-funded loan venture SparkIL, read a reflection about Noah Allen’s experiences with connecting and reconnecting around the Shabbat table. How do [...]
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Hosting a Pride Shabbat with Joy, Action, and Community

Get inspired for your Pride Shabbat with these tips from Keshet You have one more Shabbat in June to celebrate Pride 2022! Whether you’re LGBTQ+ or an ally, you may be wondering how to bring [...]
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Finding Shalom in Shabbat

by Carrie Seleman Celebrating Shabbat is about ending the week with intention and prioritizing your most important relationships. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month – a time to acknowledge that for many, their home life [...]
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How Cooking Becomes My Therapy, Opening Me Up For Powerful Change

When the simmering tea kettle begins to whistle and shake in a movie, it’s a signal that tensions are rising in the scene. The metaphorical boiling point is reached between the characters and we’re taught [...]
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Finding the Funny on Shabbat

Jews using humor to deal with suffering is a tale as old as...well...Jews, probably. I always think of the Sarah Silverman quote — “Comedy puts light into darkness and darkness can’t live where there’s light. [...]
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Hosting a Solidarity Shabbat

During the week we lose some of the light in our eyes; it is restored to us by the reflection of light in our kiddush cup on Shabbat.   —Talmud Bavli, Shabbat 113b Whether Friday night is [...]
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Good Vibrations | Pleasure, Rejuvenation & Shabbat

Shabbat is all about pleasure and rejuvenation. During this time of social distancing, we want to bring that sexy sparkle back to Shabbat... so we partnered with Awakening, Denver Colorado’s premier sex-positive boutique, to bring [...]
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On Giving, Shabbat, and COVID-19

With the structure of daily life disrupted, Shabbat remains a weekly beacon rooting us in time and place, a deliberate pause when we can reflect and connect. How has your sense of self altered amid [...]
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Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life – in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)

After leaving the White House – having served for all eight years, first as a senior speechwriter for President Obama and then as head speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama – I often ran into [...]
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Wisdom at the Shabbat Table with JScreen

I look forward to the end of each week when I know I will be with friends and family gathered around a table with challah, candles, and wine. We will welcome Shabbat with gratitude and [...]
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