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.

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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Tu b’Shvat

Nurturing and caring about the well-being our community and, thus by extension, the environment, is the mission of Hebrew Free Loan. In considering…

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Hanukkah 2022

Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” begins tonight. We celebrate by lighting the festive hannukiah (Hanukkah menorah) that warms our homes and brings light to the darkness at a time when…

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Sukkot approaches: a time to be grateful for all that we have, juxtaposed with the recognition that the journey through our lives is fraught with uncertainty…

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Passover to Shavuot: Counting the Omer

In biblical times, Shavuot was a rite marking the spring agricultural season. Each day from Passover to Shavuot, there was a verbal counting of the harvest period. Over time the idea developed that each day of this…

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