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September 16, 2015
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Rosh Hashanah 2015/5776 Vice President Address: What Is That Beth Mordecai Feeling?

ROSH HASHANAH VICE PRESIDENT ADDRESS - Listen to Vice President Cheryl August deliver her moving Rosh Hashanah 2015/5776 address on the powerful pull of Beth Mordecai for members old and new [audio m4a="http://bethmordecai.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Rosh-Hashanah-5776-Vice-President-Address.m4a"][/audio]   CLICK HERE TO Listen to ALL of the great teachings, prayers, sermons, and speeches from Rosh Hashanah 2015/5776

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April 2, 2014
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Homecoming Pictures!

Check out these fabulous pictures from our Homecoming Weekend! Thanks to member and photographer extraordinaire Stella Morrison for some terrific work!  

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DAY 641: New York…through pictures!

Dear Hevreh, Today I will be headed into New York to meet with our cantor for the Cantor Showcase, some members of our Homecoming team, and a colleague who can provide some insight on ways to grow our community. Playing off of the wild success of sharing pictures of our Homecoming on Facebook that has generated many "likes" and "comments," I'll be "journaling" my experience in New York today via our Facebook page along with some short running commentary. Feel free to check www.facebook.com/CongregationBethMordecai throughout the day to see some of the latest pictures and share some of your thoughts on how to take our next steps to grow our striving Jewish Home for the Soul.   Kol Tuv,   Rabbi Ari Saks   P.S. For more commentary on today's meetings you can follow[...]

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March 21, 2014
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DAY 629: Repeating Shabbat

(3/21/14)   I don't know about you but there aren't many ways we can top last Homecoming Shabbat. The excitement, the energy, the food, the fun, it's hard to replicate what took nearly a year to create.    But that's ok, because Shabbat doesn't need replication; Shabbat just needs to be repeated.   Every week is full of different experiences and different adventures in our lives. Some are good, some are bad, some are indifferent, some are exciting, but each one is unique and adds another layer to the stories of our lives. Shabbat comes at the end of each week to help us process and appreciate the story we just added that week to our unique life experience, to our unending Unique Torah.   So come share[...]

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March 19, 2014
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DAY 627: Feeling Energized

(3/19/14) What was your favorite part of Homecoming Weekend? The schmoozing on the boat? The reminiscing with old and new friends? We're sharing some of our favorite memories right now on our new Facebook group "We Are Beth Mordecai" so please log on and share your memories.   As I think back in my own mind to all of these memories (and as I read the ones you share online), I can't help but feel one thing...energized. The love and connection that permeated our sanctuary, Safran Hall, the boat, and even the walking tour of Perth Amboy is still present, like God's sukkat shalom in the evening Hashkivenu prayer. Ever present and ever comforting is the feeling generated by the Homecoming Weekend, which leaves me with only one response... to[...]

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March 18, 2014
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Homecoming Sermon: “I am a Beth Mordecai Jew” – Responding to the Command to Be Jewish

Rabbi Ari Saks *Sermon for Shabbat Zahor/Parashat Tzav – March 15, 2016 Beth Mordecai Homecoming Weekend  In 2002, Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl was brutally murdered by militants in Pakistan. In addition to the sadness and pain felt in hearing the first reports of his murder, there was also a hint of hope, a taste of truth because with his last three words Daniel Pearl spoke a prideful and confident claim that resonates through eternity: I am Jewish. In the years since his death this confident claim of Jewish identity, of saying proudly I am Jewish, has unified the Jewish people to the point that, despite our many and vast differences, 94% of us in America say that we are proud to be Jewish according[...]

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March 17, 2014
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DAY 625: A One Word Reflection On Homecoming Weekend: WOW!

(3/17/14) Wow.   How can one put into words the feelings from this past Homecoming weekend? Amazing. Inspirational. Energizing. Incredible. Maybe, but even those superlatives don't tell the story of the power of our extended Beth Mordecai community. It's an indescribable and sublime feeling to adequately articulate what this weekend meant or what it did for our community. What word can sum up the connections made between members and present? What description can articulate looking out at a vibrant and present community on Friday night? What expression can adequately summarize the love, connection, and friendship we shared on the cruise? Really there is no word, but if there is any word which can describe the lack of an adequate vocabulary, it would be[...]

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March 12, 2014
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DAY 620: Top 5 For Homecoming — #4: Outlining A Vision

(3/14/14) The Top 5 Reasons I'm Excited for Homecoming continues...   #4 -- Outlining a Vision   Ever since I arrived at Beth Mordecai I've heard of these wonderful stories about the Jewish life that used to be here. I've also heard some remarkable stories from people who aremaking a Jewish home at Beth Mordecai. The past and the present, separated by generations and by memories. What would it look like though to bring our past and our present together? Is there a shared bond based in our different experiences in this holy space to create a united, diverse, and extended Beth Mordecai community? I think there is; I think there is a bond waiting to be made that will create a far reaching, united, and meaningful[...]

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Details for Homecoming Weekend…

See attachments below for all of the details you need to know about our fabulous Homecoming Weekend beginning on Friday! Welcome Letter Schedule of Events Directions to Cornucopia Cruise Lines  

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