essnider, Author at Center for Small Town Jewish Life

Author: essnider

A Rosh Hashanah Message from Rabbi Isaacs

We welcome 5782 with all its complications and promise. As Rabbi Rachel Isaacs, the Center’s executive director says, “In 5782, we need to have the faith to keep on creating, to keep on illustrating, the Jewish life we want and need.” Click here for words of Torah for the new year from Rabbi Isaacs. L’Shanah … Continued

Center Notecards Feature Maine Artists

The works of three Maine Jewish artists adorn our beautiful new Center for Small Town Jewish Life notecards. The cards feature these stunning images (shown above, left to right): Divinity is Everywhere, by Camille Davidson ( Schmita 2020, Five Baskets, by Asherah Cinnamon ( Cold Wind, Warm Sun, Maranacook, by Hélène Farrar (hélène Packets … Continued

Shlichei Tzibur Prayer Leader Training Program

SHLICHEI TZIBUR TRAINING PROGRAM Empowering Worship Service Leaders, with Cantor Sheila Nesis  Monthly classes on Tuesday evenings, 7–8:30 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, May 25  Made possible by the Center for Small Town Jewish Life, the Messerschmidt Memorial Fund at the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, and the Covenant Foundation  This yearlong experience is designed to … Continued