Yom Kippur Morning – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Yom Kippur Morning – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Yom Kippur Morning by Reb Jamie Hyams, Student Rabbi, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, October 9, 2019   I have been blessed with my first 0ne-on-one bat mitzvah student, a lovely 11 year-old girl.  It has been a long time since I was 11, and I have no daughters so...
Kol Nidre – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Kol Nidre – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Kol Nidre by Reb Jamie Hyams, Student Rabbi, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, October 8, 2019   Last week on Rosh haShanah, I commented on the idea “May we be inscribed for a good year.” I explored the idea that in the coming year there will be things over which we...
Erev Rosh HaShanah – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Erev Rosh HaShanah – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Erev Rosh HaShanah by Reb Jamie Hyams, Student Rabbi, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, September 29, 2019 ….  the year has gone round again…  the cycle has returned unto itself and yet, we are not back exactly where we started… we are one year older, but some of us...

Shabbat Inspiration – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration   by Reb Jamie Hyams, Student Rabbi, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, June 21, 2019 Tonight, I want to think a bit about our Judeo-Christian religious landscape in this country.   Two weeks ago, we gathered to celebrate Shavuot, the...

Shabbat Inspiration – Acharei Mot by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration –  Acharei Mot by Reb Jamie Hyams, Rabbinic Student, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, May 3, 2019 Shabbat shalom, It has been quite a couple of weeks…. My head is swirling with the sense that anti-Semitism is on the rise; the shooting at the Chabad...