Living the Dרeam with Rabbi Yoshi2019-03-30T16:42:23-07:00

Wise Clergy Drop Funky Shanah Tovah

New music video celebrates melodies both traditional and modern The Wise clergy, musicians, and singers have a special message to share with you this High Holy Days season: Have a joyous, meaningful Shanah Tovah! Inspired [...]

By |September 21st, 2019|Categories: Cantor Emma Lutz, Cantor Nathan Lam, Clergy, Facebook Live, Holidays, Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Search for Meaning Blog, Videos, Wise School, YAD (Young Adult Division)|Comments Off on Wise Clergy Drop Funky Shanah Tovah

Introducing Sha’ar HaShamayim (Gateway to Heaven), the New Wise Machzor

It's here! The Wise clergy team could not be more excited to unveil the new High Holy Days machzor entitled Sha’ar HaShamayim (Gateway to Heaven). This new volume intended for meaningful worship is an exemplar [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Clergy, Holidays, News, Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback|Comments Off on Introducing Sha’ar HaShamayim (Gateway to Heaven), the New Wise Machzor

Responding to El Paso and Dayton

Beginning on Saturday evening August 10, we commemorate Tisha B’Av, the day on which a multitude of tragedies befell our People. We traditionally read  from the Book of Lamentations, an elegy for the city of [...]

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback|Comments Off on Responding to El Paso and Dayton

Courage in the Face of Sorrow

by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback A dear friend of mine got married this past Friday afternoon. Jacqueline and I drove up to San Francisco for the wedding. On the way home, we hit some heavy traffic [...]

By |August 1st, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Weekly Clergy Message|Comments Off on Courage in the Face of Sorrow

Pride – Everyone Counts​​​​​​​

by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback I remember the first time I took my daughters to an amusement park. It was the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. My girls were about three, five, and seven years old. My [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Weekly Clergy Message|Comments Off on Pride – Everyone Counts​​​​​​​

Omer Counting — Counting Our Days

by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback We are in the season of counting — s’firat ha-omer — this time between Passover and Shavuot, between our Redemption at the Sea and the purpose of that Redemption: Torah, the [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Weekly Clergy Message|Comments Off on Omer Counting — Counting Our Days

We Mourn, We Hope

by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback Monday, April 29, 2019 As we were celebrating the last day of Passover, another Shabbat was shattered by violence. Our hearts hurt for and with our sisters and brothers in Poway; [...]

By |April 29th, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback|Comments Off on We Mourn, We Hope

Many Partings

!לְגֹזֵר יַם־סוּף לִגְזָרִים כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּוֹ׃ [Praise] the One who parted the Sea of Reeds into many partings — God’s steadfast love is eternal! Psalm 136:13 It’s Passover and so we gather to retell the [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Weekly Clergy Message|Comments Off on Many Partings

A Good Name – Responding to the “Varsity Blues” Admissions Scandal

We all want the best for our children. We all want to help them succeed. We should all know, however, that there are lines which must not be crossed. Getting a tutor for your child [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback|Comments Off on A Good Name – Responding to the “Varsity Blues” Admissions Scandal

Remembering to Be Better

by Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback Imagine having the most embarrassing, shameful episode of your life broadcast publicly each year. It’s the stuff of nightmares. Yet it’s precisely what our tradition has us do every time this week’s Torah [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|Categories: Rabbi Yoshi Zweiback, Weekly Clergy Message|Comments Off on Remembering to Be Better