Tag: Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Dinners Galore Raffle

Barbara Reiss It’s our 7th annual Restaurant Raffle. The Sun Lakes Chapel is running a raffle, all of the proceeds of which will go to the maintenance of the Chapel and Chapel Center which hosts four congregations: The Sun Lakes Community Church, the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, the Sun Lakes Lutheran Church and the Sun…

Fall is in the air

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. The heat is finally subsiding. The evenings are cooler. We can move about without worrying about too much exposure to the sun, and we feel a sense of togetherness after a season of isolation which include rising in the early morning to avoid the intense heat and waiting until evening to…

High Holy Days invitation

Doris Codkind The most solemn and reflective days in Judaism are approaching. We at the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation want to extend an invitation to new and unaffiliated residents in our community. Please join us, as our guests, for our beautiful Rosh Hashanah (September 21) and Yom Kippur (September 30) services. Why are we doing…

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Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Choir

The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) is an established reform congregation that meets at the Sun Lakes Chapel on the second Friday of the month from September through June. In July and August, a rabbinic-led Twilight Service is held in the Sun Lakes Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Services are a great opportunity to meet new…

Sometimes it is so difficult to say “thank you”

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. In God’s Little Acre, a compilation of inspirational stories, there is one narrative that caught my eye because it speaks to the problems we have communicating with each other, and in turn with God. It is especially difficult when we have to say, “I’m sorry,” but I believe just as embarrassing…

We all can learn

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D. As the summer begins and our visitors leave, we remember the funny things that occurred, especially if much younger children are part of the entourage – grandchildren, if you will. Staring us in the face is the end of the year fast approaching which will find, once more, an onslaught of…

Lone Soldiers: Profile of a Chandler volunteer

Lone Soldier Hadar Hamu (left) with Israeli IDF friend

Michael Cohen Lone Soldiers are volunteers from all over the world who desire to serve in Israel’s military (IDF) to defend the security of Israel. The Lone Soldier Project at Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation has developed a program to both recognize and support these brave young men and women. Chandler’s own Hadar Hamu has served…