Midbar Kodesh Temple News

Midbar Kodesh Temple has never closed.

One of my colleagues recently posted a note on his Facebook page about our current predicament.  Rabbi Josh Heller noted that maybe people have been asking, “when are we going to open the synagogue again?”  I too have had many peop...

April 30, 2020

Never before has it been easier to attend morning minyan and Shabbat and holiday services at Midbar Kodesh Temple. Like to sleep in each morning?  Morning minyan is now at 8:00 AM instead of 7:00 AM.   Too tired after Shabbat dinner to get in the car and come to MKT?...

Where would we be without Zoom?  Like so many businesses, organizations and houses of worship, we have come to rely on Zoom to bring us together.  During a time when we are social distancing from one another, the ability to see and talk in real time can be the differen...

March 26, 2020

I checked the exact date I sent my first new post on Facebook.  It was December 19, 2019, roughly three months ago.  Before that, I had not been on Facebook for over six years.  After being on the platform almost from its beginning, I had come to disdain Facebook for m...

March 13, 2020

Shabbat Services tonight at 7:30 PM and Tomorrow at 9:00 AM will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.  You will need a Facebook account.  Search for Midbar Kodesh Temple.

We will have in-person services tonight and tomorrow also, and those that would like to join...

February 27, 2020

I recently made a reluctant return to Facebook.  After swearing it off both literally and figuratively for many years, I was coaxed back in.  There were many reasons I left the platform, but one of the biggest reasons was the forced barrier it places against direct, fa...

February 20, 2020

This week we read Parshat Mishpatim, a continuation of the laws given at Sinai.  One of the laws mentioned focuses on the simple act of loaning money.  We are told, “If you lend money to My people, to the poor among you, do not act toward them as a creditor; exact no i...