How to Be a Responsible Jewish Adult

By Rabbi Nathan Farb When I find myself working with young students for their B’nai Mitzvah, they often ask me why we have all of these traditions for becoming B’nai Mitzvah. I tend to explain it like this: a bar or bat mitzvah is not something you have, but it’s something that you become. In… Read More ›

Prayer for 2021:

RABBI NATHAN FARB Adonai, our Sovereign, our loving Parent, our Redeemer from all narrow places, Our Rock, our Restoration, and Source of our hope:  You have led us out of Egypt (Mitzrayim), and the wilderness.  Mitzrayim is the house of bondage, the Narrow Place, Far from freedom and full of oppression and want.  You have led all of us… Read More ›

A little bit of light

RABBI NATHAN FARB Chanukah was always a special time for me growing up. I have such fond memories of lighting the candles and saying the blessings with the whole family, mom included. I loved that their light would grow day by day until we had a full shining menorah. In my family, we would always… Read More ›