Strength of tradition and warmth of community are at the heart of our congregation, yet we are so much more. We are a center for Jewish life, a home away from home where you and your loved ones can share with us in the life-long Jewish journey of learning and discovery.
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This week our Torah portion begins with instructions for kindling the Eternal Light (Ner Tamid) in the wilderness Tabernacle. Today the Eternal Light is found in synagogues around the world and represents G-d’s abiding presence. Light is an appropriate symbol for G-d’s presence because, as The Etz Chayim Torah commentary suggests, “… light itself cannot be seen. We become aware of its presence when it enables us to see other things. Similarly, we cannot see G-d, but we become aware of G-d’s presence when we see the beauty of the world, when we experience love and the goodness of our fellow human beings…”(p. 503)
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