Why Should My Child Have a Bat or Bar Mitzvah Celebration?

Rena Morano, Rabbinic Associate, Congregation Ner Tamid As the Rabbinic Associate for Congregation Ner Tamid, I am frequently called upon to officiate at funerals and memorial services. At a recent funeral there was a teenage girl who was devastated by the passing of her grandfather. She sobbed uncontrollably from the time she arrived at the […]

Teaching Children About Death and Dying

Rena Morano, Rabbinic Associate, Congregation Ner Tamid As the Rabbinic Associate for Congregation Ner Tamid, I am frequently called upon to officiate at funerals and memorial services. At a recent funeral there was a teenage girl who was devastated by the passing of her grandfather. She sobbed uncontrollably from the time she arrived at the…

Spiritual Expression

Rena Morano, Rabbinic Associate, Congregation Ner Tamid Spirituality begins with Shabbat, thrives on Study and deepens with Social Action Services at Ner Tamid are inclusive and participatory and feature an appropriate blend of prayers and songs you know and love, delicately combined with modern interpretations.

Pluralistic Judaism

by Rabbi Barbara Aiello The number of Jews worldwide is declining, synagogue membership is at a new low and denominational differences that often result in synagogue snobbery have driven many Jews away from traditional observance and belief.