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00:00 A New Light– by Eliana Light
Ordained at HUC-JIR
Discussions relating to our Amidah Series
Met Eliana through The Glean Network
Founded Chronic Congregation
Incoming Reform Rabbat at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU
Previously worked as the interim Dean of Students at HUC-NYC
04:15 What was T’fillah like for you growing up?
Rabbi Aronson grew up in Bethesda, MA at Temple Micah in Washington, D.C.
05:30 What did you think about g?d at a young age?
07:00 The g?d gap, what was that like for you?
10:30 Chronic Congregation
13:36 Started a program with Rabbi Rachel Pass around ritual and invisible illness
14:15 Union Theological Seminary class on disability theology
14:48 How do we welcome, support and raise up those who have both seen and unseen disabilities in our communities? Why is there illness in the world, and how is it healed?
mi shebeirach, the prayer for healing
16:45 The difference between healing and cure
18:16 What draws people to the mi shebeirach?
22:02 Ahabah Rabbah– an abundant love. Blessing before the shema in the morning
26:43 B’tselem Elohim, in the image of g?d
27:10 What would your dream sanctuary look like?
28:43 Temple Micah in Washington, D.C.
28:49 BZBI in Philadelphia, PA
29:45 After a year of living on zoom, what can congregations keep in mind and continue to do?
30:25 We are in a period of change and innovation within the prayer space
31:32 Unetaneh tokef– prayer-poem for the High Holidays
33:56 Kabbalat Shabbat– service to welcome in Shabbat
Ya’aloz Sadai V’kol Asher Bo- Az Yeranenu Kol Atzei Ya’ar
the fields and everything in them exult;then shall all the trees of the forest shout for joy
YHVH/Adonai Malach Tagel Ha’aretz, Yismechu I’yim Rabim
The LORD is king! Let the earth exult,the many islands rejoice!
34:56 Yom Kippur– Day of Atonement
37:24 Chronic Congregation now and in the future
38:12 February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month
39:39 Hashkiveinu– second blessing after the shema in the evening