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Pesach Message From Rabbi Minkus

03/26/2020 12:08:55 PM


I am sure I am not alone in wondering what Pesach/Passover will be like this year. How do we feel the gift of freedom when we are confined to our homes? How do we relish this most wonderful gift when we are away from the people that give expression to that freedom? Beyond those most sincere fears, many are worried about their homes being “Passed Over” in the truest sense.

Yet we all can have one year of change, one year of...Read more...

Online Learning: Hebrew, Trope, Crafts, Cooking

03/23/2020 12:05:45 PM


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Basic Hebrew with Mitchell Brown- email him ( as he will set the time. Torah Reading Trope with Shirley Holbrook- email Shirley to join. Crafting with Ilyssa- Ilyssa Minkus will host a Zoom crafting session and please fill out this form if you are interested. Cooking with Rabbi Minkus- Rabbi Minkus will do a cooking demo, ingredients...Read more...

Rabbi Minkus March 18 Update

03/18/2020 08:15:34 PM


Dearest Rodfei Zedek community, 

I am sure I am like all of you when I say that I have been on an emotional roller-coaster the past four or five days, seemingly with no end in sight. Yet the last two days have brought some semblance of normalcy and routine with a virtual morning minyan service; we had more participants than any weekday service than I can remember.  I am heartened and have begun my day with a smile, feeling...Read more...

First Online Minyan

03/17/2020 01:39:42 PM


Nancy Jacobson writes: This morning I attended our first Zoom minyan.  It was rocky in the ways to be expected -- troubles logging in, different connection speeds, etc.  But it was so beautiful to be together that way, more powerful and nourishing than I anticipated.  I loved seeing the faces of people who had working cameras.  And Shirley's voice leading us, even though we couldn't see her, was an anchor in uncertain...Read more...

Online Morning Minyan Link

03/15/2020 11:29:18 PM


Join the morning minyan on weekdays at 8 am and Sundays at 9 am.


Coronavirus Updates

03/15/2020 03:53:54 PM


March 15 2020 message from Rabbi Minkus

I hope each of you is doing as well as one can expect right now. These are unprecedented and unsettling times without clear answers to the challenges the Coronavirus has posed to our emotional and physical needs. One thing that has been fully brought into focus has been how much we need each other in all of the obvious ways but also the subtle ways as well. I want to write so that you can...Read more...

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