Holiday Messages

Read about the significance and meaning of the Jewish holidays throughout the year. Presented in conjunction with the Howard County Board of Rabbis.

Passover Message

Why is this festival different from all other festivals?

By Rabbi Yosef Chaim Sufrin, Chabad of Clarksville

The highlight of Passover, the Seder, requires us to make our children the center of attention. Although we make a point of involving our children during all other festivals, only Pa…

Tu BiShvat Message

Connecting with Tu BiShvat

By Rabbi Craig Axler, Temple Isaiah


Tu BiShvat has been a particular favorite holiday of mine for many years.  The connection to our natural world; the centrality of the Land, People and State of Israel; the chance to nosh some delicious fruits; the sense tha…

Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Message

Filling Our Lives and Lives of Others with Blessings

By Rabbi Seth L. Bernstein, D.Min.

Among my favorite lines for introducing the Yamim Noraim, are those found in a 13th century text written by the Sephardic Jew, Abraham Hazzan of Gerona.  The text’s title is “Ahot Ketanah—A Littl…