Mishkan Blog

Strategic Planning Process Reveal

We have some some exciting news we want to share with the community: we are entering into a strategic planning process! You might be asking yourselves, "Well, what exactly does that mean?" Great question! It means that our board and staff are going to take some time...

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Sweat, Tears & New Beginnings

This year more than most, the dialectical tension at the heart of the Passover story feels real. The greens represent freshness and innocence, yet the salt water represents tears. The matzah represents freedom, and it reminds us, in every bite, that we know...

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Wherever You Live, It’s Probably Egypt

JOIN HANDS AND START MARCHING As we read the first chapters in the book of Exodus this Shabbos, our country has ushered in a new set of leaders. A day that once seemed impossibly far off, a surreal and distant unlikelihood, has arrived. I'm always astounded by the...

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Light Up Your Consciousness

Hanukkah Blessings from the Jewish Emergent Network Why do we add a candle for each night of Hanukkah?  As Hillel the Sage once said, l’ma’alin b’kodesh, to increase the sacred: every act we perform should increase holiness in the world. We add a candle each night to...

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We’re with you

The World Turned Upside-Down My guess is that, like all of us at Mishkan, you've spent much of the day processing the events of the last 24 hours. Deep disappointment, outrage, anxiety, sadness and even terror have been among feelings expressed by people I've spoken...

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