Rabbi’s Blog

Shabbat Inspiration – by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration   by Reb Jamie Hyams, Rabbinic Student, 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,...

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 in...

Shabbat Inspiration – VaYekhel by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration -  VaYekhel by Reb Jamie Hyams, Rabbinic Student, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, March 1, 2019 Shabbat shalom. I am taking a really interesting class this semester entitled “Modern Jewish Ideas, Beliefs, and Practices.”  The class explores Jewish...

Shabbat Inspiration – Mishpatim by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration -  Mishpatim by Reb Jamie Hyams, Rabbinic Student, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, February 1, 2019 Shabbat shalom, I recently read a great quote  - “Pray as if everything depended on God, Act as if everything depended on you.”   We are in a covenant, a...

Shabbat Inspiration – B’shelach by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration -  B'shelach by Reb Jamie Hyams, Rabbinic Student, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, January 17, 2019 Shabbat shalom, As I stand up here tonight it is such a joy to see everyone as we begin a new phase of P’nai Tikvah’s journey.  Thank you to everyone who...

Shabbat Inspiration – V’yetzei by Reb Jamie Hyams

Shabbat Inspiration -  V’yetzei by Reb Jamie Hyams, Rabbinic Intern, Congregation P’nai Tikvah, November 16, 2018 This week’s Torah portion is V’yetzei… the portion opens Jacob left Beer-sheba and set out for Haran.  He came upon a certain place and stopped there for...