Entries by Jeremy Sher

The Emergence of Aliveness

On Rosh HaShana we say “hayom harat olam” – today is the birth of the world. But it isn’t just a birthday that happened in the past. The daily morning blessings remind us that God creates the world anew every day. So this High Holiday season is a time to celebrate a process of on-going […]

Upcoming Class Series: Meditation / Modern Jewish Mysticism

Four Wednesday night sessions at Kerem Shalom, Concord, MA January 11, 18, 25 and February 1, 7:30-9:00 PM Please contact: rosalie@keremshalom.org Costs are determined by the number of participants We will combine the actual practice of meditation with study and discussion of Jewish mystical thought from the 18th century to the present day. The two […]

Update on Seltzer in the Synagogue

Thanks to all who wrote to me about the seltzer post! It generated a lot of interest. Everywhere I go I’m seeing more and more people using homemade seltzer makers.  I’m not officially endorsing any product, but a lot of people have been writing about the SodaStream makers, pro and con.  We have one and […]

Elul and the Pull of Love

Dear friends, This post is from a letter that I sent to my congregants.  You’ll see that it is built on some of Organic Torah’s core ideas: first, the way that God emerges from us, from our hearts, and from the world.  The emergence of God is a huge and really important topic and I’ll […]

Upcoming Classes — Meditation / Modern Jewish Mysticism

4 Wednesday night sessions, 7:30-9:00pm October 26; November 2, 9, 16 Kerem Shalom 659 Main St., Concord, MA 01742 We will combine the actual practice of meditation with study and discussion of Jewish mystical thought from the 18th century to the present day. The two modalities complement each other, as the meditation opens and helps focus our minds, […]

Two Upcoming Events

Check out these two upcoming events in the community! Rainbow Day Next Week: May 30-31 / 27 Iyyar Rainbow Day is next week, the anniversary of the date when Noah, his family, and the animals left the ark and received the rainbow covenant. It’s a special opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our covenant with […]