Student Rabbi Heather Renetzky

Kol Nidre: A Call for Self-Compassion

Posted on October 10, 2023

By Student Rabbi Heather Renetzky When I was little, my parents spent A LOT of quarters on the washer and dryer in our apartment building. This was for two reasons:   As a baby, apparently the vibration of the machine was just about the only thing that would calm me down enough to fall asleep. Continue Reading »

Yom Kippur Yizkor Sermon: Our Inherited Authority on Grief

Posted on October 16, 2022

When my dad sits in services, he does a lot of what I call synagogue math. “If we’re on page 45 now, and the Aleinu is on page 116,” and we’re averaging about 5 minutes per page…then how much longer do I have to sit here…?” (If you’re wondering, he’ll be watching Shir Tikva services Continue Reading »