This morning I want to tell you about Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, who came to the United States with her parents when she was three months old. All of them are undocumented immigrants. Rosa Maria was detained this week by federal immigration authorities in Texas on her way to undergo emergency gall bladder surgery-- accompanied by her cousin, a US citizen.
Many of us have heard, told and retold the tales of our fearless matriarchs. The Torah is full of women—but not all of them are recognized to the same level as their male counterparts. What's up with that?
For those of you who may be unaware, on Sunday, October 8th, Adath hosted "Love Your Neighbor"—an inclusive event for our local Jewish and Muslim communities.
Minnesota has been gaining national attention with our efforts to improve and grow Jewish-Muslim relations, specifically with the Northwest Islamic Community Center.
Jean Hopfensperger of the Star Tribune put together a great article on our event, noting our very own Rabbi Harold Kravitz.
You can read the article in its entirety, and we encourage you to keep an eye on upcoming events as we hope to take part in more collaborations with our friends at the Northwest Islamic Community Center in the future.
Achrayut- Taking Responsibility
D'var Torah by Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz
on Yom Kippur Day 5778
An incident occurred at this very location many years ago. It happened early in my career when I was responsible for running the Kallah program of retreats for Adath’s young teens. As many of you know, before this building was built, this property was the original location of our Kallah retreat center. The Kallah Center space was shared by our Gan Shelanu Nursery School. One weekend we were here for a Shabbat Weekend and all appeared to have gone well, until I got to work on Monday morning. I heard from Susie Chalom, who was the Gan director, that some school equipment had been damaged over the weekend. There was no doubt that kids attending the Kallah retreat were responsible.
Hide and Seek
D'var Torah by Rabbi Aaron Weininger
on Kol Nidrei 5778
My friend Rabbi Dahlia Bernstein, who visited from Long Island earlier this month, asked why I thought the death of my third grade teacher affected me so deeply. You may remember I spoke from this bimah two years ago about how Mrs. Dorros taught her third graders to keep our shoes pointed to the door. And I wrote about her passing this summer in the September Clarion.
Just before Rosh Hashanah Adath Jeshurun Congregation received a beautiful note from faith leaders in Minnetonka.
It began, " As you prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, we offer our love and prayers to your community of faith."
Read the full text HERE
Adath clergy, staff and congregants share