From our Rabbis

A Prayer for our Country

Prayer for Country – Read by Ruth Bader Ginsburg z”l Originally Recorded on October 3rd, 2013 At Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, Maryland

Conversation Starters

Most of us won’t be gathering around our holiday tables with our extended families and friends as we usually do. Perhaps you’ve never made a holiday meal at your own table, or not in a long time. How can we make our Rosh Hashanah meals more festive, more special, more reflective of the High Holidays? Click here for questions to spark conversation about the holidays at your in person or virtual table.

Creating Sacred Space in Your Home for Prayer

Rabbi Marder talks about how to turn your family room, dining table, or living room into a Mikdash M’at, a small sanctuary, to enhance your experience during services. Click here to read the full explanation of how to create sacred space at home.

Rabbi Olitzky reflects on the High Holidays during a pandemic.