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Chocolate Babka

Death by chocolate in the very best way

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Transformation

Dedicated to my cousin Haim Shtrum z”l As this past week’s disturbing events unfolded, shaking us to the core as a nation, we have much to think about, much to process. As Jews, we can look to Torah for some wisdom about this moment. This week we read from the book of Exodus, the beginning Continue Reading »

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Basic Judaism Class for Conversion

with Rabba Kaya Stern-Kaufman begins Wednesday, January 20, at 6:00 pm This class is required for conversion, but open to everyone interested in learning the basics about Judaism and living a Jewish life. Classes meet Wednesdays at 6:00 pm, via Zoom, on the following dates: 1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/7, 4/21, 5/5, 5/26, 6/16, 6/30 Register to receive Continue Reading »

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New Practical Learning Series presented by the Membership Committee

Parenting During the Pandemic, Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 – 7:45 pm. Please join us as Dr. Laura Rubin, Temple Israel congregant and  clinical psychologist/ neuropsychologist, will present tips for raising resilient children, discuss how to be a mindful parent during turbulent times, and explain how to identify red flags for children’s mental health. Dr. Rubin’s presentation Continue Reading »

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Tu Bi-Shvat Community Seder

We are preparing for a delightful and delicious Community Tu Bi-Shvat Seder on Wednesday, January 27, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.     Print your “fridge flyer” with all the details! Curious about the origins of this festival? Read on for a lively explanation by Deborah Hirsch Mayer, VP, Ritual. The Why and What of Tu Continue Reading »

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The Wall Has Been Beautified!

The first phase of the landscaping project that was a major beneficiary of the 2019 Annual Fund campaign has been completed! The granite blocks that formed an uneven, crumbling retaining wall below the playground and above the Court Street parking area have been rearranged to form a smooth, secure wall. The work was completed by Continue Reading »

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Circling Back Home

Jacob’s long journey is culminating as the truth is finally revealed to him. His son Joseph is alive after all. Jacob is stunned. He has been in mourning for twenty years. Now, suddenly, the world as he knew it is turned upside down. Torah tells us that upon hearing the news of Joseph’s existence, Jacob’s Continue Reading »

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Hanukkah Torah

Hanukkah, as we know, takes place at the darkest time of the year, not only because the days are the shortest of the year, with the least amount of sunlight available, but also because it falls in the last week of the lunar month. This is the time of the month with the least amount Continue Reading »

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Darkness and Dreams: The Month of Kislev

The Moon of Kislev is just past full. Have you seen it?  A bright light amid the dark night. The days are still growing shorter but there is light amid the darkness. It is in fact the darkness that allows us to see the light more clearly. According to our traditions, this is the time of Continue Reading »

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Weeping Tree

This week’s parashah, Va’yishlah focuses on the homeward journey of Jacob and his family. This entire portion seems to swing widely between the poles of blessing and calamity. While the overt context of parashah focuses on Jacob’s inner and outward journeys, the feminine voices within the family are struck down through tragedy and death. Much as Jacob/Israel can be Continue Reading »

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