Report from AIPAC

I recently attended the annual policy conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). I have found it important to attend this yearly event because I firmly support the idea that the United States of America is well-served by a strong and secure Israel. I also think the Jewish people are well-served by a […]

A New Year’s Message to Temple Sholom of Chicago

The New Year is upon us and I hope that you will enjoy our worshiping together and know a year filled with many meaningful moments, productive accomplishments, good health, and a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment.This year the congregation is invited to consider ways that we as individuals can practice the fine art of […]


Thanksgiving Weekend continues with much family time. Every now and then we might disconnect from our individual devices and be together to eat or even play a game. Remember games that didn’t have a screen? The Torah portion of Vayetze might remind many of us of a game we played during our childhood called, ‘Chutes […]

To Tell the Darkness, We Beg to Differ YKE 5778/2017 Rabbi Edwin Cole Goldberg

G’mar Chatimah Tovah and Shabbat shalom! If you are like me, you love The Art Institute of Chicago, and for many reasons. One reason I love the Art Institute is that it has Grant Wood’s well-known painting, American Gothic. Created in 1930, it depicts a farmer standing beside a woman that has been interpreted to […]

Happy Birthday, Temple Sholom Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon 5778/2017

Shanah Tovah, Temple Sholom, and Happy Birthday! How one hundred and fifty years young we are! Many here today have been loyal members and great supporters of Temple Sholom for a good portion of this time. Please know how indebted we are to you. Thank you! The success of Temple Sholom is due in no […]