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Sing Out – a guest post by Sarah Sokolic, Vice-Chair of Lab/Shul Board

“Sing Out”Parshat Netzavim-VayelechGuest Post By: Sarah Sokolic There is great deal of research out there about the power of music – it’s impact on cognitive development, ability to promote social connections, and maintain emotional well-being.   As usual, G-d is way ahead of the curve in parshat Netzavim-Vayelech when commanding Moshe to use a song as…

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24 of 40: last sabbath in 5774. Embrace joyful uselessness/sacred rest

Prepent: 40 daily reminders to change for good and go into a new year, better. read more/subscribe 24 of 40 9/19 Elul 24   “No spiritual tradition says that God wants us to be exhausted. No scripture says we’re supposed to be totally burned out. Almost every scripture says that the fruit of life is…

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24 of 40: Yes Scotland! (or, when and how to make big changes) #prepent5775

24 of 40 9/18 Elul 23 Prepent: 40 daily reminders to change for good and go into a new year, better. read more/subscribe The people of Scotland will vote today on what may have great ramifications not only to Great Britain but also to many other nations and people around the world seeking their own…

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High Holy Sale – 24 Hours Only – for first timers and those who need help

Introducing: The High Holy Sale Due to the generosity of the community, we are able to offer, for a limited time, opportunities for folks in financial need as well as first-timers – seats for High Holy Days for free and reduced rates. Starting 12 noon, EST, Wednesday 9/18, we are launching special 24 HOUR ONLY opportunity for people to sign up for reduced…

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21 of 40: Suck it up and say you’re sorry. #prepent5775

21 of 409/15 Elul 20 Prepent: 40 daily reminders to change for good and go into a new year, better. read more/subscribe   suck it up and say you’re sorry. ‘Tis the week to apologize for what we’ve done wrong to self, loved ones, other ones, anyone, the earth, who else? just do it. sorry…

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More drums and gays: New Study on Trends in American Worship

Check out this NY Times: Religion in America article about the newest study on  the newest trends in worship: “More and more Americans worship in congregations where drums are played, words or images are projected on screens, and praise is expressed via upstretched hands. And more and more congregations, although still a minority, allow gays to hold…

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20 of 40. Forgot your password? Good. time to change for security & soul.

20 of 409/14, Elul 19  Remember Ali Baba and the ‘Open Sesame’ code that opened the gates to the treasure? I think the auto-robot will rule that one out as a ‘weak’ password these days.. Security matters. Last week  5 million gmail logins and passwords were leaked by hackers online. Google assured the world  that…