March 2019 KOREH MOVING FORWARD

Learning Something New About Ourselves Have you ever found yourself in a situation that is totally new? For many of us, it can be intimidating, scary, and uncomfortable, but on occasion, new situations can also be exciting and engaging. Each and every time we push ourselves into new situations, we open up new possibilities to…

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KoREH IN THE NEWS

Would you like to learn more about the amazing learning happening in our community? Take a look at this incredible feature on the innovations KoREH is bringing to Jewish families from the front cover of the February 1, 2019 edition of the St. Louis Jewish Light: http://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/rabbi-made-sweeping-changes-to-revamp-revitalize-religious-school/article_cf149aa2-261e-11e9-a867-9b981f709bd0.html?fbclid=IwAR0WWciZQnQQTIKqj1NHj0Vl122O-3l5dDHrEtBlwhkIfP4ph3S7Dyu61KQ

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January 2019 KOREH MOVING FORWARD

Building Connections in the Age of the New It is incredible to think that 2019 is already here. Recently, I have dwelled at length on all of the new things that have been popping up in the world around us. We are just beginning a new secular year and about to start the new Hebrew…

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November 2018 – KOREH MOVING FORWARD

I love stories. The best stories have way to keep delivering a timely message in each and every generation. Here is one of my favorites from the great storyteller, Aesop: A crow is flying around on a hot summer day looking for water. Finally, after hours of searching, he comes across a pitcher of water,…

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September 2018 – KoREH MOVING FORWARD

I was sitting in a small, 2-bedroom apartment in Wayland, MA while my host took a quick phone call. This was about 14 years ago, and I was a young community organizer doing 1-1 meetings and trying to train leaders in how to fight for the things that matter most to them. I was finishing…

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July 2018 – KOREH MOVING FORWARD

A Place Where You Are Seen One of my favorite images from all of the Talmud comes in Tractate Brachot 6b, which translates as “blessings.” The story goes that when someone who regularly comes to minyan or synagogue communal events is suddenly absent, God inquires as to their whereabouts. I love the picture of God…

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MAY 2018 – KoREH MOVING FORWARD

KRRS When I started here at Kol Rinah in August of 2016, the thing that people told me they wanted most from the new Religious School Director was to make Religious School less like the Religious Schools that they grew up with. Maybe some of you had similar experiences: being bored, feeling forced to go,…

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January 2018 – KRRS MOVING FORWARD

A Year of Hope and Change Happy New Year everyone! Starting off something new is always an occasion to hope and wish for a better future. At times like these, we can see the bright horizon of tomorrow out in the distance and with a clean slate we hope that we can take advantage of…

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November 2017 – KRRS Moving Forward

Well, we made it through all of the fall holidays and are well into the month of Heshvan. I want to thank everyone who helped out, ushered, gabbai-ed, organized, planned and gave their time and energy toward making Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hoshana Rabba, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah such meaningful and joyful holidays….

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September 2017 – KRRS Moving Forward

The fall has arrived, which can only mean one thing: THE START OF THE KOL RINAH RELIGIOUS SCHOOL YEAR! We are so excited to start the year with incredible new additions to our curriculum and a few new faces who will be helping our students grow and learn in new ways. One of our new…

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