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Rabbi Jamie’s Corner

We’re proud of Jamie Hyams, our Development Director, who received her rabbinic ordination in 2021 from the Academy for Jewish Religion | CA. We’ve asked Rabbi Jamie to occasionally share her perspective with our community. Jamie can be reached for questions, comments, or further dialogue at jamie@hflasf.org.

Hebrew Free Loan - Lead with Life
Lead with Life

The past month has been excruciating. Israel is engaged in an existential war, and I ask myself, “As Israel battles for…

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Hebrew Free Loan and Unending Love & the High Holy Days
Unending Love & the High Holy Days

The High Holy Days are only days away and it’s our busiest time of year. We are finishing the details of services, writing sermons…

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Tisha B'Av, the ninth day of the month of Av, is the major day of communal mourning in the Jewish calendar
Tisha b’Av

We’re heading towards Tisha b’Av, the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, which reminds us that in times of need, we’re here to…

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Shavuot

Pedaling through the Livermore wine country, my cycling buddy and I are deeply engaged in a conversation about the weekly Torah portion and how it might shed light on our modern lives…

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Purim to Passover Hebrew Free Loan
Purim to Passover

“Turn it, and turn it, for everything is in it.” Embracing diversity with open minds and hearts…

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