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New Beginnings, Then and Now

Friday, January 22, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Samantha Safran
Two weeks ago an angry mob scaled the walls of the Capitol Building. This week a peaceful transition of power took place at that very same building, reinforcing the bi-partisan, democratic process that has sustained our country for generations. The 2021 inauguration ceremony was like none we’ve ever seen in United States history for many reasons—25,000 National Guard units patrolling the Capitol grounds, 200,000 flags standing in as ...
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Shabbat Message

Friday, January 8, 2021
Posted by: Rabbi Samantha Safran
Love Your Neighbor The events of this week were extremely disturbing to watch and difficult to comprehend. The Capitol Building, great sanctuary of American democracy, was desecrated and defiled. Windows were smashed, objects were stolen, and lives were lost. Three days ago it was unimaginable that this could occur, and today, we are faced with the reality that it did. We as Jews know what it’s like for a holy place to be defiled; for ...
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10 To Start 2021 Workout

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

If one of your goals for the New Year is to start an exercise program or if you are looking to return to the gym after a long layoff, plan to start small. Check out this 10-exercise workout from our Fitness Director, Robin Fortenberry.

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Plan for Success with Your New Year's Resolution

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Posted by: Robin Fortenberry

It’s the time of year where so many of us set out with the best intentions on making significant changes in our lives in the form of a New Year’s Resolution. Statistics show that an overwhelming majority of these resolutions are not successful. One of the main reasons for the lack of success is not taking the time to create a plan. Here are some simple tips to help increase your chances for success.

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