Joy is Central looks at the ways we can find and bring joy into our daily lives. In the Jewish Year 5779 we explored a different principle such as food, giving, gratitude, Shabbat, and relationships. Read and watch below as we discover how Joy is Central.
Posted December 11, 2018
Posted November 21, 2018
We continue to discover month-by-month the ways our tradition helps us find the essential religious element of joy in our lives. This month, we explore the practice of Tzedakah. Jewish tradition commands us to give to those in need, and science shows that doing so brings us joy.Read more
Posted October 24, 2018
The first of our Joy is Central events focused on the Jewish emphasis on joy through eating and food. As King Solomon reminded us: “So I recommend rejoicing in life, because there is nothing better for a person under the sun than to eat and drink and rejoice.” (Ecclesiastes 8:15)Read more
Posted September 30, 2018
Rabbi Buchdahl’s Yom Kippur sermon reflected on the Torah’s commandment to be joyful, and inspired our year-long Joy is Central campaign. Watch Rabbi Buchdahl's Yom Kippur sermon.Read more
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