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May 22, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:

We are in the home stretch with Shavuot, our summer harvest festival, just around the corner. And to ready ourselves for Kabbalat Matan Torah, for receiving the gift of Torah, we invite you to enjoy a number of inspiring experiences this week.

Sefirat Ha-...

May 18, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:

If you didn’t have a chance to hear my d’var Torah Friday night, I thought I’d include it here. Besides the shmitah, or sabbatical year, it’s about preparing for Shavuot and the power of adaptive leadership in these COVID-laden times. I have taken the li...

May 11, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:

I hope you are well.

Speaking of wellness, I am delighted to introduce to you Ms. Margo Strifert. Margo will serve essentially as an administrative assistant in support of our CHESED team. CHESED captain Joy Getzenberg and I are delighted and thankful to...

April 27, 2020

Good afternoon Chevrei:

I hope this bulletin meets you well and making life matter. I have a number of things to announce here. 

First, a volunteer and I are working on a special Torah Toast activity, which aims to provide a webinar on parenting and grandparenting t...

Shalom Chevrei:

Shavua tov!

We hope this note finds you and yours coping, resilient, and hopefully healthy. While I have sent out a version of this letter to religious school parents and faculty, Cantor Friedman and I wanted to take a moment to reach out to everyone.

We a...

April 8, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:


Just a short note as Passover arrives.


I know that some of us have seder plans and other newfangled ways we are celebrating Pesach. I also know some of us will be alone - stuck because of Covid-19 and perhaps uncertain what else to do. 


Keep an eye on o...

Shalom Chevrei:

On Shabbat, we reflected on the transformation of Jewish symbols over time, namely the Ner Tamid (the eternal light), we reminded ourselves that things we may assume are unchanging do in fact change. We also thought about how the dos pintele Yid, the ess...

March 30, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:

I hope this message meets you in a healthy and resilient place. I include here my d’var Torah from Friday night. Feel free to reach out. I am always happy to discuss Torah. On an allied note, the Chesed Team leadership and I invite you to an organizing m...

March 23, 2020

Shalom Chevrei:

I thought you might want to have a look at Friday’s D’var Torah. It was a beautiful Shabbat, and I urge you, if you can, to join us on YouTube this Friday at 6:30 pm and Saturday at 11:00 am. If you cannot, because you don’t have a home computer and/or I...

March 2, 2020

Shalom Chevrei!

When I was preparing for my bat mitzvah, I felt lucky that my parsha, Va-eira, was action packed. I remember feeling sorry for less fortunate classmates who had to wrestle with more descriptive parshiot, like last week’s T’rumah and this week’s T’tzaveh....

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