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Israel Debate Resources

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 3:55pm -- Rabbi Ranon Teller

Shalom Friends,
I hope your summer is going well. I’m sitting in a café in Boulder, Colorado, preparing High Holy Day sermons. While I’ve been here, American Jewish community leadership has been struggling to find a strategic approach to the challenges to religious pluralism in Israel. Over the past few weeks, our relationship with Israel has experienced tension and frustration because of the stalled Kotel compromise and the proposed Conversion Bill. I wanted to share some resources, a reflection, and an update.

An Ongoing Interfaith Conversation

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:07am -- Rabbi Ranon Teller

Dear Rabbi Ranon Teller,

I have just returned from my overseas trip last week and therefore was not able to write to you sooner. I was traveling to Makkah, Saudi Arabia for the minor pilgrimage and visited other countries as well during my spiritual journey. I prayed for all of my friends and brothers for their prosperity, success and peace for all through out my trip. I cherished and enjoyed our recent get together at the Mosque and looking forward to our visit to your center soon. 

Dear Sabbatical Diary: January 23, 2017

Mon, 01/23/2017 - 1:25pm -- Rabbi Ranon Teller

The Jewish Renewal conference in Boulder was fascinating and invigorating. It was fascinating to see a Jewish movement gather with such clarity and intensity. Regardless of personal politics, it was refreshing to see a group of like-minded, passionate seekers learn together and strategize. In the case of Jewish Renewal, the agenda is unabashedly progressive. There is broad community consensus on community goals and principles. This consensus and clarity fosters deep commitment and intense focus. There is a palpable sense of pride and purpose. 

Sabbatical Update

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 9:28am -- Rabbi Ranon Teller
Shalom all, After 11 of years of service, I am grateful for a three-month sabbatical starting December 11th. I’ll be returning on Shabbat morning, March 11th.

Flood Relief Updates: 4.20.16

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 11:09am -- Rabbi Ranon Teller
The devastation is heart breaking once again as we struggle with the loss, the repetition, and the pain. Our Brith Shalom community is prepared to care for our members in need. Our Houston Jewish community has mobilized as well. Here are some updates.

Reaching Out to Victims of the Flood

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:09pm -- Rabbi Ranon Teller

Shalom all,

The leadership of Brith Shalom and I are thinking about you and praying for your safety. As you know, you are part of a genuine, caring community and we want to help in any way we can. 

Johnston Middle School, located at 10410 Manhattan Dr., Houston, TX, 77096, will serve as a shelter for Meyerland residents.

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