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Torah: The “Promised Land” is a place of promise, not yet of fulfillment

MATOT-MASEI We are the people of metaphor, memory and meaning. We have important stories. And we plug our everyday realities into these stories. And this is how we give them meaning. Zion is aspirational. Beyond the physical land, the place.  The … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 10

Wednesday, July 11 1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED Friday, July 13 3:00 pm: Religious School Faculty Meeting 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck Saturday, July 14 9:30 am Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion Sunday, July 15 … Continue reading

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A Message From Rabbi Tom: A Judaism That Touches Our Souls

MCJC CONNECTIONS July/August 2018 ~ Tammuz/Av/Elul ~ Volume 5778 At the very beginning of the Torah’s Book of Numbers, Bamidbar, the Israelite nation is commanded by God to take a military census as preparation for their upcoming war to conquer … Continue reading

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Co-President’s Column: My Introduction

MCJC CONNECTIONS July/August 2018 ~ Tammuz/Av/Elul ~ Volume 5778 By Dara Turnball, MCJC Co-President Hello MCJC! Many of you know me, some of you well, some of you not sowell, and some not at all, so I figured with my … Continue reading

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Upcoming at MCJC Week of July 3

Wednesday, July 4 1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED Friday, July 6 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck CANCELLED Saturday, July 7 9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion Wednesday, July 11 1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi … Continue reading

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Torah: Biblical Peace Requires Morality and Justice

PINCHAS The Jerusalem Talmud provides one of the finest formulations of Biblical peace: “The world stands upon three things: justice, truth and peace; and all three are really one: If justice is done, truth is done, and peace is done.” … Continue reading

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MCJC Committee Announcements

MCJC is busy over the summer!  BUILDING & GROUNDS It’s the perfect time to help our Maintenance Men with outdoor projects! We have created a summer work list and are scheduling two volunteer dates to address MCJC needs. The dates are SUNDAY, JULY … Continue reading

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Torah: A God Who Believes In Humanity

Balak 2018 The story of Balak and Bilaam is a call for the embrace of a unified, singular God, who is beyond nature, liberated from the forces of nature, a God who requires human beings to take control of their … Continue reading

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Upcoming At MCJC Week Of June 26

Friday, June 29 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck CANCELLED Saturday, June 30 9:30 am: Shabbat Morning Services & Torah Discussion Wednesday, July 4 1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Tom CANCELLED Friday, July 6 6:30 pm: Community Shabbat Potluck … Continue reading

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From BimBam — Welcoming Guests — Just in time for Shabbat Table Talk

Welcoming Guests: Hachnasat Orchim

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