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

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; [...]

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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