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Rabbi Lewis Eron

Former Director of Religious Services for Lions Gate CCRC and Community Chaplain for Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (retired)

Rabbi Lewis Eron retired in 2017 after 24 years working for the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, most recently as the director of religious services at Lions Gate and as the Jewish community chaplain.

Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?

How we use money determines its value and measures our character, and to use it correctly, we need wisdom. 

D'var Torah

Prophets and Sages

The difference between a prophet and a sage is where each discovers God working in our lives. The prophet fortifies us with the gift of hope. The sage strengthens us with the gift of meaning. Joseph was both. 

D'var Torah

The Goal of Life

In reflecting on the close of the book of Genesis, Rabbi Lewis Eron finds enduring lessons on life’s purpose. 

D'var Torah

Trapped In Our Own Lies

All too often, leaders gain power through deceit. But when they come to believe their own lies, as Pharaoh does in Parashat Shemot, disaster ensues.

D'var Torah

A Child's Biography of Mordecai Kaplan

This short biography of Mordecai Kaplan is written for children from 5th to 9th grade.


Blessings and Curses

This Torah portion contains a stark litany of curses and blessings as consequences for human actions. Rabbi Lewis Eron explores our tradition’s approach to reward and punishment, and its rejection of simplistic answers.

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The True Honor

Full of descriptions of tribal offerings, parashat Naso offers us an opportunity to reflect on recognition and honor. 

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Just A Little Prayer Will Do

At the edge of the Red Sea, Pharaoh's army approaching, Moses turns to God in prayer. God rebukes him with the question, “Why are you crying out to me?” Why did God take Moses to task for praying at that moment, when prayers seemed so appropriate? 

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The Modern Meaning of Tisha b'Av

In a time when Jewish exile from the Land of Israel has come to an end, what approach should we take to Tisha b'Av, the day of mourning for our people's consequest and exile? 

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Eleh Ezakara - Sacrifice and Martyrdom

Rabbi Lewis Eron considers elements of Yom Kippur service as opportunities to confront and respond to questions of ultimate meaning and purpose. 

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