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"I C U"

Cantor Adam Kahan

April 29, 2022

Back when I was studying to be a cantor, I hit a stretch of time that was probably the most challenging that I have been through. Without dramatically laying out all the twists and turns, I will share that our...Read more...

Earth Day Lessons from The Torah

Rabbi Sidney Helbraun

April 22, 2022

As this week’s Torah portion, Achare Mot, begins, God tells Moses to tell Aaron not to enter the most holy space in the Mishkan whenever he desires; because if he does, he’ll probably die.

I don’t know...Read more...

Just Do It

Cantor Adam Kahan

March 18, 2022

Remember that Nike slogan, “Just Do it?” It’s sort of an instruction to just get in action, which is also the basic takeaway from the name of this week’s Torah portion, “Tzav.” That word forms the basis of...Read more...

Helping 200,000 Ukrainian Jews

Rabbi Sidney Helbraun

March 11, 2022

Dear Friends, 

It’s been just over two weeks since Russia invaded Ukraine and for the first time since WWII, Europe is a battlefield. While Russia’s army has been unable to subdue Ukraine’s...Read more...

Eysh u’mayim, fire and water

Rabbi Ari Moffic

March 4, 2022

We are at the end of Exodus this Shabbat. The portion is called Pikudei which means records and refers to the records of the tabernacle. A list of the materials used for the building of the Tabernacle or Mishkan are...Read more...

Icebox Symphony

Cantor Adam Kahan

February 25, 2022

 A riddle for you: When not cold, this quickly gets really old.

Answer…..Defrosting food that begins to rot...also known as anything that was in my...Read more...

The story of the Golden Calf

Rabbi Sidney Helbraun

February 18, 2022

Dear Friends,

One of America’s foundational principles, the separation of Church and State, makes an appearance in this week’s Torah portion, Ki Tisa, as two Israelite leaders take on very different roles...Read more...

New Year’s Day Shabbat

Ari Moffic

December 31, 2021

This New Year’s Day Shabbat, we are at the beginning of the Exodus saga with the Torah portion Vaeira. This Hebrew word means “And (God) appeared.” It is referring to God revealing Godself to the biblical...Read more...

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