Author Archives: Rabbi Steve Blane

Sim Shalom Now Offers an Online Minyan

Sim Shalom, the Online Jewish Universalist Synagogue now offers an online Minyan for the Jewish and Interfaith world. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 – For those mourning a loss or who know someone ill,Ma’ariv services offer a chance to pray for healing. Upon discovering that no other synagogue offers weeknight online worship services (known in Hebrew as “Ma’ariv Services”), Sim Shalom assembled volunteers- Rabbis, Rabbinical students and Laypeople to help make the project possible.   Members of the Jewish and Interfaith Community who Continue reading →

Live From Paris

Join Rabbi Blane on Friday May 17th at 6PM New York Time.   He will be in Paris, France and subject to finding a good internet connection (G-d willing), will lead a sweet Parisian Kabbalat Shabbat!

Sim Shalom’s Weeknight Services Update

Last month more than 700 people joined us for Weeknight Services!!!   Kol Hakavod to my daughter Megan for organizing and leading some of the services and to all the JSLI Rabbis who have kindly contributed their tome to this worth endeavor!!!

Passover 2013

Sim Shalom’s Form To Assume Personal Responsibility for Respecting Passover   It is a Rabbinic tradition for a Jewish home to “sell” its Hametz to their rabbi who then acts as an “agent” and sells the Hametz to a non-Jew. While Jews have for centuries relied upon Gentiles to “buy” Hametz, and to act in their stead on Shabbat, these practices are not in the spirit of Jewish Universalism.   And while we respect this tradition, we prefer to encourage each person to enjoy the Continue reading →