Yom Kippur D’var Torah 5778 by Latifa Berry Kropf

We humans are storytellers. When we don’t understand something we make up a story about it like creation stories. To teach lessons we tell stories like Aesop’s fables & stories in the Torah. To remember our family histories we tell stories. These stories are often told from generation to generation. It’s one of the ways […]

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Dvar Torah from Rosh Hashana 5778 (2017) by Heena Reiter, Rabbinic Pastor

I am going to talk today about faith. First I’ll lay the groundwork with some general thoughts about on being a human being, especially when things are difficult – or, as some prefer to say, challenging – and about how, for some people, faith seems to make life less difficult. Then I’ll share what I […]

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March from Charlottesville to Washington D.C

There is a march from Charlottesville to Washington D.C starting  August 28th followed by a planned Occupy in Washington D.C. against white supremacy.  More information can be found here: link.  People can support by joining part or all of the march, by showing up in D.C.  and/or by financial support.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson in Charlottesville, August 27th 2017, 10am

Details and original information   Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Preaching:Healing and Rebuilding   This Sunday’s service will be different than originally advertised. We were approached on Friday afternoon by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. who would like to come to Charlottesville to preach his message of healing and rebuilding. Because of our reputation as a […]

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Dances of Universal peace on Sat July 8th- Love trumps hate

Dear Friends,  Many openhearted, peaceful, and life affirming activities are being planned for July 8th, the day of the KKK rally.  One of the venues of these activities is the First United Methodist Church, 101 E. Jefferson Street.  I will be leading Dances of Universal Peace there from 2-2:30. I welcome you to  co-create a circle of love, joy & peace to surround our community. […]

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Dish Maven Signup

If you would like to sign up to wash the dishes following our kiddush lunches  please go to the doodle poll and choose a date/dates. https://doodle.com/poll/qfb5qug3fu2m2ue9To make it easier I will give you the code to get into the old side of the building so that you may return the dishes at your leisure. You may […]

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You are INVITED: Chant Circle and Brunch This Sunday Morning!

Soul Journeys Sacred Chant Circle Join us on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 10:30 AM Followed by Pot Luck Pescatarian Bagel Brunch Leaders:  Ariel Tzvia Lippman, Prahaladan Mandelkorn, and Sara Greenfield   75 Hickory Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22911 Please arrive promptly by 10:30 AM Start Time Park along the fence of the driveway.  If its nice out […]

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Dvar Torah – Tzav from Wendy Roberman

Dvar Torah – Tzav 2 nd Parsha of the book of Leviticus 6:1–8:36 April 8, 2017 WJR The Parshah of Tzav (which means “command”) continues Gd’s instructions to Moses regarding the laws of the korbanot, the animal and meal offerings that were the central feature of the service in the Sanctuary. “Command Aaron and his sons,” says […]

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IMPACT Update- Mtg this Tuesday

Dear Chavurah, I’m writing about IMPACT. There will be a meeting of all the member congregations next week, Tuesday March 28, to plan for the Nehemiah Action, our big annual meeting where we address important social problems with our decision-makers present. On Tuesday IMPACT leaders will present updates on research. This year we have two […]

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CHANT CIRCLE THIS SUNDAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE

Dear Friends, You are warmly invited to join us this Sunday to chant up goodness, love, blessings, and justice and to send the energy out to this country for much needed healing and re-alignment. It’ll be good for our hearts and minds to empower these eternal qualities that we hold dear. AND it will feel […]

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