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the genizah and a new beginning

01/03/2023 09:00:45 AM

Jan3

Rabbi Liora Alban

During the month of January, everyone at PTS has the chance to participate in a community-building and uniquely Jewish opportunity, our Community Shred Event and Genizah Collection on Friday, January 13th. In reading this, you may be wondering what this event is all about. I am...Read more...

On community

12/02/2022 09:09:40 PM

Dec2

Arlene Rosenberg, President


President

Shabbat Shalom, and welcome once again to our Board Consecration Shabbat.  It is my honor, as president of the PTS board, to chair this group of smart, caring, and committed trustees who not only have led us beautifully in our service this...Read more...

The Power of Hanukkah

12/01/2022 09:48:00 AM

Dec1

Rabbi Dan Feder

 “We came to banish the darkness
In our hands are the light and fire
Each one of us is a small light,
And together our light is power”

This is the message of the Israeli Chanukah song, Banu Choshech Legaresh. Every human soul brings a powerful light, and when...Read more...

A Part of Something Bigger….

11/01/2022 09:30:04 AM

Nov1

Cantor Yonah Kliger

As I stand in front of the open ark in our sanctuary with an upcoming B’nai Mitzvah student, one of the first things I often ask them is if they’ve ever really paid attention to how many sifrei Torah (Torah Scrolls) are in the ark. At a quick glance, it’s clear that there...Read more...

A Message on Antisemitism in Our Time

10/28/2022 02:31:51 PM

Oct28

Rabbi Dan Feder

Recently, we have been reminded that antisemitism plagues us now with a renewed and frightening strength.

Just yesterday, we marked the fourth anniversary of the deadliest attack in U.S. history against Jews at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue. As we paused to remember the...Read more...

Moving Forward into the Climate Crisis

10/05/2022 07:00:42 PM

Oct5

Rabbi Lisa Delson


Sermon, Yom Kippur Morning 2022/5783
What Can We Do? Moving Forward into the Climate Crisis

I would like to invite you to think about a place that you have been to and wish to return, like a park or a vacation spot or your grandmother’s backyard. I know many people in...Read more...

the importance of belonging

10/04/2022 06:30:07 PM

Oct4

Rabbi Dan Feder

Sermon, Kol Nidre 2022/5783

Let me set the stage. There we were. Our ancestors, the Children of Israel, in the wilderness of Sinai. Before we even knew the details, we answered God with one voice, expressing our eagerness to be a holy nation. Standing at the foot of Mount...Read more...

New Year, New Generations

09/29/2022 10:40:03 AM

Sep29

Rabbi Liora Alban


Sermon, Rosh Hashanah 2022/5783

I still remember a short conversation I shared with my mom when I was a child. My family was out to dinner at a local coffee shop. The year was probably 2001 because I believe we were discussing politics and the looming threat of terrorism that gripped...Read more...

SH'MA YISRAEL, Listen

09/29/2022 10:25:28 AM

Sep29

Rabbi Dan Feder


Sermon, Erev Rosh Hashanah 2022/5783

How important is the skill of listening? It’s so important that the first experience human beings have of the Divine is an auditory one. Adam and Eve “heard" the sound of God walking about in the Garden. The earliest humans no more saw God than...Read more...

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Sh'vat 5783