Rabbi Koppell
The Jewish Lifecycle


The birth of a child is a time for joyous celebration for the family and community. “A baby,” wrote Carl Sandburg, “is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” In contemporary American practice, children are often given a secular, English name, and, additionally, a Hebrew name. In Jewish families of European orig... read more
Charlie Van Dyke


Man, for all the days of which we have record, has sought the answer to the riddle of himself.

In the ages past he has aspired to wisdom upon a thousand paths.

The earliest people, the Vedics, the Buddhists, the Taoists and the Christians have all yearned toward the knowingness which would open the doors of the ... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Protestant Christianity

Protestantism is one of the three main streams of Christianity. Emerging in 16th-century Europe, it has since developed into many varying forms around the globe. Although it lacks a single commonality, Protestantism may be recognized by its reliance on Christian scripture (Hebrew and Greek Testaments, also referred to as Ol... read more