Category Archives: Featured

Pico Shul: Our New Community

On Rosh Hashana Rachel and I founded Pico Shul together with a group of open-minded young adults with the common goal of creating a purposeful, welcoming Jewish community, committed to…

Join me for the Days of Awesome High Holiday Experience in Los Angeles

Please join me for a friendly, joyous, participatory, and mindful celebration of the High Holidays with meaning, melody, and humor. It’s more than just “services” but a way to connect. Get…

Mountain High Shabbat Spiritual Adventure, Aug. 23-25

Join me for a weekend in the stunning Angeles National Forest mountains. Grab your camping gear, and we’ll provide the food, l’chaims, and spirituality. Wrap up summer in the great…

Divide Over Kotel Prayer Highlights Racism of Palestinian Authority and Muslim Waqf

Jewish communities might be fighting about fair access to the Kotel, but what is missing from the discussion is Jewish use of holy places in Jerusalem. The Muslim Waqf and…

Kabbalah and Halacha of Summer Classes Online

I am currently teaching a four-part class on the Kabbalah and Halacha of summer. Each class is dedicated to a different Jewish month – Sivan, Tammuz, Av, and Ellul –…

Jewish Lists: What it Tells About us

Jeffrey Goldberg’s recent column in Bloomberg, is a very powerful argument for canceling the recent proliferation of media-inspired “Jewish Lists”. This article is a must read. It also got me…