Religion

Rabbi Kleinbaum, The CBST Choir and CBST leadership community: - the CBST chorus, Joyce Rosenzweig, Re'ut Cbst, Larry Kay, Barbara Freedman, Janet Pavloff Adria Benjamin, Simon Dratfield, Rabbi Rachel Weiss Rabbi Ayelet Cohen Rabbi David Dunn Bauer Rabbi Elana Friedman Rabbi Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein Yolanda Potasinski Assaf Astrinsky, Jack Greenberg and the whole staff and fabulous volunteers at CBST. In the congregagtion Randi Weingarten and Cynthia Nash.

The Days of Awe: A Personal Perspective

This coming Sunday night begins the holiest period for Jews around the world that is called the Days of Awe. These holy days last from sunset Sunday night (September 13th) until sundown the night of Yom Kippur on September 23rd. […]

by · September 8, 2015 · Faith, Holidays, Religion
David Bunning: An Example that All Judges Should Follow

David Bunning: An Example that All Judges Should Follow

As the first same sex couples received their licenses to marry in Rowan County, Kentucky, praise and admiration should be given to Judge David L. Bunning of the U.S District Court. He ruled that County Clerk Kim Davis was in […]

by · September 6, 2015 · LGBT Issues, Op Ed, Religion
Papal Procession Lottery Opens Today

Papal Procession Lottery Opens Today

New Yorkers are invited to be part of Pope Francis’ historic procession through Central Park on Friday, September 25 by entering a ticket lottery here. The lottery is open to New York State residents only.     Space is limited at […]

by · September 3, 2015 · Faith, Government, News, Religion
Central Park Procession Planned for Pope Francis

Central Park Procession Planned for Pope Francis

POPE FRANCIS CENTRAL PARK PROCESSION   The Mayor’s Office announced that on Friday, September 25, Pope Francis will greet thousands of guests in a historic procession through Central Park along the West Drive. Residents of New York State may apply to receive […]

by · September 1, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Faith, News, Religion
Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration

From Voices of NY Scott Stringer’s Eid Celebration by Rahimon Nasa New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an Eid celebration in Queens where he honored prominent members of the Muslim community on July 23. The event took place at […]

Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

BEING LED OR LEADING By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   I had an interesting dream the other night. I was on the steps of a building, engaged in dialog with two young men. The conversation was cordial and […]

by · July 19, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
NYS Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. , SD 32.

JESUS, PETER AND POPE FRANCIS

What You Should Know By Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz 32nd Senatorial District JESUS, PETER AND THE POPE You should know that Pope Francis soon, for the first time, in his official capacity as Pope and leader of the Roman Catholic […]

by · July 16, 2015 · Op Ed, Religion

NEW YORKERS ALERTED TO SCAM TICKETS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS DURING VISIT TO NEW YORK

GOVERNOR CUOMO WARNS AGAINST SCAM TICKETS TO SEE POPE FRANCIS DURING VISIT TO NEW YORK Governor Andrew M. Cuomo warned New Yorkers of scams surrounding Pope Francis’ scheduled September visit, urging those interested to only get tickets from verified sources. […]

Matters of Faith: You Deserve It!

Matters of Faith: You Deserve It!

You Deserve It! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv There was an interesting conversation that took place between a colleagues and me. She was sharing how intentional she had to be to take advantage of an opportunity that she deserved. […]

by · June 28, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Religion
Mosque Eesa ibn Maryam in Hollis, Queens

Ramadan: A Time of Reflection, Prayer, and Fasting

This past Thursday marked the beginning of Ramadan, the holy month for the Muslim religion. All Muslims take part in the month long dawn-to-sunset fast that is the hallmark of Ramadan. Eating any food or drinking any liquid (including water) […]

by · June 22, 2015 · Faith, Holidays, Religion
Matters of Faith: “Whatever!”

Matters of Faith: “Whatever!”

WHATEVER! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, B.S., MDiv “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete […]

by · June 21, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Use What You’ve Got

Matters of Faith: Use What You’ve Got

USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv If you suddenly discovered that your cognitive abilities were suddenly limitless, that your ability of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning were beyond anything you could ever imagine. If suddenly, […]

by · June 14, 2015 · Faith, Religion
Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Despite the threat of thunderstorms predicted for the end of the week, the white tents and brightly lit rides still went up for the Feast of Saint Anthony. Normal city streets were closed off for five days (from June 10th […]

Matters of Faith: WITH THESE TWO WORDS

Matters of Faith: WITH THESE TWO WORDS

With These Words by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv Someone posted a question on their Facebook page, “If you could send a two-word message to yourself as a teen, what would you say?” My response was “Be yourself!” With […]

by · June 7, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: Beyond Mediocrity

Matters of Faith: Beyond Mediocrity

BEYOND MEDIOCRITY by Rev. J., Loren Russell, BS, MDiv   I went into a Subway restaurant to purchase a salad. There was a lone gentleman sittingat a table having lunch. I greeted him in typical fashion as I walked in. […]