November 22, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, November 25, 2022

Dear Friends, I hope you were able to celebrate Thanksgiving, yesterday, in good health and happiness. I want to recognize and thank all the volunteers and Social […]
November 17, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, November 18, 2022

Dear Friends, Anti-Semitism is never funny. This past week, Dave Chappelle abused his platform on NBC’s Saturday Night Live to spread lies, hatred and conspiracy theories […]
November 11, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, November 11, 2022

Dear Friends, Voting is a Mitzvah Did you know that Jews were not allowed to vote, in any country, until 1789? In Europe, Jews were forbidden to […]
November 11, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, November 4, 2022

Dear Friends, Voting is a Mitzvah Did you know that Jews were not allowed to vote, in any country, until 1789? In Europe, Jews were forbidden to […]
October 28, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, October 28, 2022

Dear Friends, The rise of antisemitic hatred should have us all concerned. Fortunately, the public outrage against Kanye West’s call for “Death con 3 against Jewish […]
October 20, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, October 21, 2022

Dear Friends, Who wears the Crown in Judaism? A few weeks ago, the Queen of England died and many mourned the monarchy. Have you ever thought […]
October 14, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, October 14, 2022

Dear Friends, When I was a child, my Mom was the Hebrew School Principal. She was very enthusiastic about the Jewish Holidays and we always built […]
October 6, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, October 7, 2022

Dear Friends, We go from strength to strength, from the solemnity of Yom Kippur to the joy of Sukkot.Next Friday night, October 14th, you are invited […]
September 29, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, September 30, 2022

Dear Friends, Jews and Christians have shared a complicated history for most of the past 2,000 years. Tonight on the Jewish Calendar is Shabbat Shuva (the Shabbat of […]
September 22, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, September 23, 2022

Dear Friends, May I ask you Four Questions for the High Holy Days?  1. Do you own a Shofar? If yes, please bring it with you […]
September 15, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, September 16, 2022

Dear Friends, Have you decided yet what you are wearing for the High Holy Days? It might sound superficial, but for Jews, clothing on the High […]
September 8, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, September 9, 2022

Dear Friends,I want you to meet Ashira Boxman. Ashira is a Third Year Rabbinical Student at Hebrew Union College and will be our intern this year. […]
September 1, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, September 2, 2022

Dear Friends, Till now, my happiest day at the Temple was this past Shabbat! Our congregation was packed with families and individuals of every age! Our […]
August 25, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, August 26, 2022

Dear Friends, When a parent buries a child, our hearts break. It’s not supposed to be this way. We expect one day, after a long life, we […]
August 18, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, August 19, 2022

Dear Friends, “Not by bread alone do human beings live,” declares this week’s Torah Portion.   Some of the world’s greatest minds have been nourished by this […]
August 11, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, August 12, 2022

Dear Friends, One of the happiest moments for me as a Rabbi is to stand with a couple under the Chuppah. One of the harder times […]
August 4, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, August 5, 2022

Dear Friends, Watching my mother descend deeply into dementia these past few months has been very difficult.  We moved our family from Jerusalem to America in-part […]
July 21, 2022

Rabbi David Wilfond’s Message – Friday, July 22, 2022

Dear Friends, It has been such a joy to spend the past two weeks at the Union for Reform Judaism Camp Eisner in Great Barrington, Massachusetts […]