October 2019 | Tishrei 5780

Dear B’nai Shalom Families, Members, and Friends: As you will be reading this, we will be on the cusp of the beginning of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. And of course, with Tishrei, we will be experiencing the month on the Hebrew calendar with the most holidays,...

September 2019 | Elul 5779/Tishrei 5780

Dear B’nai Shalom Families, Members, and Friends: At the most recent gathering of my weekly Shiur (Shabbat afternoon class) during Seudah Shlisheet (the traditional Third meal, Shabbat afternoon), we engaged in a lively, interesting, and informative conversation...

August 2019 | Tammuz/Av 5779

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: It is possible, even LIKELY that, when one reads the daily newspapers, or listens to the radio news, or watches the television broadcast news, one becomes upset, depressed, morose, or filled with a feeling of defeat....

July 2019 | Sivan/Tammuz 5779

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Even though we just recently completed the period of time on the Jewish calendar known as “Sefirat HaOmer,” the “Counting of the Omer,” a partial mourning period, we now turn our attention to ANOTHER, far more intense...

June 2019 | Iyar/Sivan 5779

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: As you read this shul bulletin, we will be approaching a very exciting time on the Jewish calendar, a joyous holiday for which we prepare with great anticipation and markedly, without much of the demanding and time...