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September Blog by Rabbi Corie Yutkin

September 22, 2021 by | Chaplain Musings

The month of September was filled with many of the most holy of Jewish holidays. Since the Jewish calendar is based on the lunar calendar, the High Holy Days (Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur) can arrive anywhere between early September and late October. When people say that the holidays are “early” or “late,” the classic

Weeds Reflection by Rev. Nancy Brink

May 7, 2021 by Rev. Nancy Brink | Chaplain Musings

I am a daily player of Words with Friends, an online Scrabble-like game that I play with pals from across the country. Some are excellent and regularly outsmart me (that’s you, Jerry Price). Others I have to work less hard to beat! Between each play, a brief ad pops up. It still is creepy when

A Time to Remember

April 21, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Join the Fish Interfaith Center staff Chapman Community Memorial Service Monday, April 26 at 4 pm PST to remember the individual and collective loss we have experienced throughout this year Memorial services or funerals have been part of every culture and every religious, spiritual, and many secular traditions. One of the hardest parts of the

A Season of Waiting By Gail Stearns, Dean of the Chapel

December 22, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

As the season of Advent closes, whether one believes the ancient biblical tale of Jesus’ birth is divinely inspired, or sees it as a metaphor or simply an author’s tale, there is one part of the story that relates to the particular plight of countless people of throughout history. But it’s not the part that

Standing Together in the face of disasters and injustice

September 17, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

Dear friends, colleagues, students, staff, Chapman community, I hope this finds you well and safe. We are thinking of everyone in your many settings and unique ways of being engaged in teaching, learning, working, and going about your daily lives. We are mindful of those in the regions who are suffering fires and deadly smoke;

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