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28
Mar

Rabbi’s April 2019 Column

Shalom All, As we read through the Haggadah during our Passover Seder, we invariably read about the 4 children: the wise, wicked, simple, and too-young-to-know-anything children. Our Haggadah discusses the […]

27
Feb

President’s Column March 2019

Though the weather has been crazy, we’ve had a somewhat quiet leap-month with Adar Alef. Now that Adar Bet is coming up, we finally get to celebrate Purim. Join us […]

27
Feb

Rabbi’s Column March 2019

Shalom All, This month brings us the great holiday of Purim. I say, “great,” not because its one of the major holidays in the Jewish calendar, it isn’t. In fact, […]

30
Jan

President’s Column February 2019

We recently held our Tu B’shevat Seder hosted by Hadassah. Thank you to Hadassah and everyone who helped prepare for it, and thanks to everyone who attended, despite the threat of […]

30
Jan

Rabbi’s Column February 2019

Shalom All, You may have noticed, during the last few months, that our Jewish holidays were a bit earlier than usual. The High Holy Days started so early in September […]

31
Dec

President’s Column January 2019

Happy New Year! Religious school is on break until January 6th. When students return, grades 4 and up will be working on a tikkun olam project with Amy Belice. They […]

31
Dec

Rabbi’s Column January 2019

Shalom All, There is a very famous story in the Talmud about Honi and the carob tree. Honi, in his old age, is seen planting a carob tree by someone […]

29
Nov

President’s Column December 2018

Chag Sameach! Hanukkah begins this Sunday night, and the following Sunday, December 9th at 6 pm, we will be holding our annual Hanukkah dinner! Brian Cohen and his crew will […]

29
Nov

Rabbi’s Column December 2018

Shalom All, The reading of Parashat Miketz, a Torah portion toward the end of the book of Genesis, always coincides with Chanukah and the themes of this section of Torah and the […]

21
Nov

President’s Column November 2018

Shalom, The Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh was attacked last Saturday during Shabbat services. The shocking and heartbreaking deaths of 11 victims may prompt us to wonder how safe […]

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