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It’s All Your Fault!

Parshat Achrei Mot/Kedoshim (Leviticus 16:1-20:27) This past week’s short sermon catered to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders who participated in leading the service (they did such a beautiful job BTW), as well as their families. It is written in…

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For Everything There is Time Under The Heavens: A Time to Speak, and a Time to Remain Silent

This week holds a very powerful place in the heart of almost every Israeli: it is the week between the Holocaust Memorial, Yom Ha’Shoa, and Yom Ha’Zikaron, Memorial Day for slain Israeli soldiers and victims of terror attacks. Both commemoration…

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Questioning the Counting of the Omer

On a Facebook Jewish Women’s clergy group the other day, someone posted the question, “Are you counting the Omer? Why/why not?” My response, “No, No. It’s an old custom/ritual that simply doesn’t speak to me…and since my congregants don’t seem…

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APRIL TOT SHABBAT!

April 13th! Come make an Israeli Frisbee.
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March & April Bulletin

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What is the Deal with Religious School?

We need to put this in context for our children so they can grow and thrive as people and as Jews. Religious School provides your children with building blocks of personal identity in a communal setting. The concept of community is central in Judaism.

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March-April 2017 Bulletin

Purim feasting and silliness, TBT’s 60th anniversary celebration, preparing for Passover, and what’s the deal with Religious School?

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Feasting and Silly-Making

In Megilat Esther (scroll of Ester), we read that Purim is a time for “feasting and silly-making,” as well as sending baskets of food (mish’lo’ach m’anot). In addition to reading the whole M’gillah, we are to dress in costumes, poke…

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