Reflections Off the Bimah

Let Me Sing to God

November 17, 2021

We are excitedly preparing for Interfaith Thanksgiving this Tuesday, November 23, 7:30pm, at Bethesda United Methodist Church (BUMC). The evening will be filled with blessings of gratitude, teaching, and music.  …

The Law of the Land

October 21, 2021

This week, I gathered with our affinity group for attorneys. Thirty-five of us began our morning with Talmud study. What better way to begin a day? We learned a section …

Meet Rabbi Megdal at Shul

August 6, 2021

It has been a wonderful first week with Rabbi Deborah Megdal at shul.  She only began this past Monday but has already been involved in countless Zoom meetings, informal coffees …

57 Hours in Israel

June 4, 2021

If we are ‘friends’ on Facebook, you have seen my video updates from Israel.  (Click here to get to my FB page for the messages.) This week, I participated in …

We Are Moses

March 25, 2021

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you …

Mad at a God I Don’t Believe In

March 5, 2021

I was recently speaking with a dad about his son’s studies for his bar mitzvah.  It was a conversation I have had dozens of times during the pandemic: how many …

Seven Principles of Jewish Leadership

February 25, 2021

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you …

International Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27, 2021

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you …

Being Uncomfortable

December 31, 2020

This is the fifth week of the month for Reflections Off the Bimah.  Today ends a very long and difficult year.  Tonight, we shift into 2021 with much anticipation of …

A Different Thanksgiving

November 25, 2020

This is the fourth week of the month. For Reflections Off the Bimah, the fourth week features thought leaders from throughout the Jewish world and beyond. These special posts give you …