Minister's Column 9-20-17: It is said that we are all like Scheherazade. That bright young woman, told stories every night in order to distract a vengeful king and stay alive. We all share stories to make sense of our lives, to connect with others, and thereby increase our joy and lighten our difficulties. But it matters how you tell a story. Some storytellers lose their narrative amid too many details, or forget to find any … Read More ›
We believe that faith is a journey we take together. Religious education takes a lifetime. It happens both within and beyond a congregation's walls. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another—all ages among us—in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in … Read More ›
At Cedars, much of the community life of the congregation occurs in various social groups that Cedars calls "Affinity Groups." Webster defines affinity as “a feeling of closeness and understanding that someone has for another person because of their similar qualities, ideas or interests.” Cedars has groups of people who like to read the same kind of things, who like to sing, who like to talk with friends, and who enjoy … Read More ›
Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Island School
With Rev. Thomas Perchlik, Cedars Minister and Gregory Cook, Worship Associate.
As Jewish people prepare for Yom Kippur, we will consider the role of revenge and forgiveness in our lives. How can we “love without judgment” and yet “serve justice?” How can we forgive or be forgiven when human acts harm the world daily?