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Teens talk with their rabbi, Linda Shriner-Cahn, about the impact that their Jewish identity has on their lives. Their congregation is Tehillah, a community committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status.

Tehillah Talks Rabbi Linda Shriner-Cahn - Congregation Tehillah

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Teens talk with their rabbi, Linda Shriner-Cahn, about the impact that their Jewish identity has on their lives. Their congregation is Tehillah, a community committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status.

    Guidance from our tradition to support our transitions

    Guidance from our tradition to support our transitions

    In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:





    How we respond to rules and regulations

    What we should do with inexplicable rules

    How stories impact our responses to rules

    What helps us prepare for transitions

    Where it makes sense to be granular vs. open about rules

    How the Torah and the Talmud serve as a blueprint for the interaction of stories and rules

    How rules help us navigate transitions, interact and make the world a better place



    Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status at www.congregationtehillah.org and https://www.facebook.com/congregationtehillah/.

    • 35 min
    How to Find Common Ground When You Come From Different Perspectives

    How to Find Common Ground When You Come From Different Perspectives

    In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:





    Being in a heated conversation, what happens when you really listen?

    If you don’t know someone who disagrees with you, how do you find respect for them?

    How easy is it to hear other people’s stories?

    How hard is it to find commonality with someone with whom you disagree?

    What it means to be taught how to compromise

    How we can get out of our corners





    Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status at www.congregationtehillah.org andhttps://www.facebook.com/congregationtehillah/.

    • 32 min
    The Meaning of Our Prayers and How They Influence Us

    The Meaning of Our Prayers and How They Influence Us

    In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:





    What is love?

    Can you command someone to love?

    How easy is it to love your neighbor as yourself?

    The challenges and benefits of connecting being a stranger in a strange land with loving your neighbor

    How looking at love as paying attention changes the transaction and focus

    How breaking bread with strangers can build connections



    Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status at www.congregationtehillah.org andhttps://www.facebook.com/congregationtehillah/.

    • 32 min
    How Our Tradition Teaches Us to Listen

    How Our Tradition Teaches Us to Listen

    In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:





    How can you command people to listen

    What it takes to listen to and hear another person’s voice

    How God’s unity helps us listen to people we don’t agree with

    How to discern the biases in someone else’s viewpoint

    Using the Sh’ma as a context for listening to the world

    Taking time to listen before we talk



    Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status at www.congregationtehillah.org and https://www.facebook.com/congregationtehillah/.

    • 25 min
    The Power of Story

    The Power of Story

    In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:





    Why it matters to tell the story on Passover

    The desire to remember the story of the Holocaust and to forget it

    How objects connect us to story

    Our connections to our family stories

    How stories change as we reread them over time

    What stories may obligate us to do

    Story as a way in



    Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status at www.congregationtehillah.org and https://www.facebook.com/congregationtehillah/.

    • 30 min
    Searching for Identity Through the Themes of Purim

    Searching for Identity Through the Themes of Purim

    In this episode of Tehillah Talks, we discuss:





    Dressing in ridiculous costumes

    What roots us in our identity

    The tension between our public and private identity

    How to get beyond judgments that are based on appearance

    How to keep going forward in challenging times

    Fear vs. solidarity in response to a threat

    What holds us up during difficult moments



    Learn more about our community that is committed to an environment in which all are welcome wherever they or their families find themselves on their Jewish journey, inclusive of any age, race, orientation, gender identity, ability and economic status at www.congregationtehillah.org and https://www.facebook.com/congregationtehillah/.

    • 25 min

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