Rabbi Judith HaLevy, Rabbi Emerita of the

Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue, is now the

Rabbi of the Taos Jewish Center.


She holds advanced degrees in International Relations from both Rutgers University and Columbia University, and studied international education in Mexico City and Tel Aviv.
Yet Taos holds a special place in her heart.

Rabbi Judith says, L’chaim! To Life!

"For me, personally, this is a moment of great celebration and homecoming. As many of you know, Taos was my home for eighteen years, and the Taos community provided the very foundation of my spiritual life.... I was always the 'Rabbi from Taos.' Now, in these retirement years, my dream has come true." 


Rabbi Judith's SERMONS for Rosh HaShanah


Teshuva, Again 2021

Erev Rosh HaShanah.

The Cave,

Rosh HaShanah.

The Bucket,

Erev Kol Nidre 2021

Open the Gates,

Yom Kippur

CHALLENGING TORAH, a weekly Video commentary by Rabbi Judith,

and used by her permission and that of the Malibu Jewish Center and Synagogue. Shabbat Shalom!

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Parashat Bo

Torah: Exodus 10:1 - 10:29

     Plagues of locusts, darkness

Haftarah: Jeremiah 46:13 - 46:28

     Prophesy against Egypt

January 8, 2022

Parashat B'shallach

Torah: Exodus 13:17 - 14:25

     Crossing the sea & victory over Egyptians

Haftarah: Judges 4:4 - 4:24

    Victory over Canaanites

January 15, 2022

Parashat Yitro

Torah: Exodus 18:1 - 18:27

     Arrival of Jethro; advice to Moses

Haftarah: 1 Kings 3:1 - 3:15

     Solomon's prayer for wisdom

January 22, 2022

Parashat Mishpatim

Torah: Exodus  21:1 - 21:19

     Laws about slavery, murder, personal injury, more

Haftarah: Jeremiah 34:8 - 34:22; 33:25 - 33:26

     Condemnation for reversing release of slaves

January 29, 2022