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August 2021 | Av/Elul 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: As you read this month’s bulletin, we may still be in the month of Av but we will be soon preparing to enter the Hebrew month of Elul. Many people may recognize the name “Elul” as the month that precedes Rosh Hashanah...

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July 2021 | Tammuz/Av 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: As the tragedy in Florida has truly struck our community, all Jewish communities, and in truth – all people, we continue to daven for the welfare of the missing and unaccounted, the souls of those already pronounced...

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June 2021 | Sivan/Tammuz 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: With the most recent chag (holiday) of Shavuot now behind us, we view a large period of time on the Jewish calendar in which the majority of the upcoming time truly lays “fallow.” The day after Shavuot was the 8th of...

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May 2021 | Iyar/Sivan 5781

Happy Anniversary to Jerusalem! Shalom Uv’racha to all B’nai Shalom Members, Families, and Friends: At the time you will be reading this month’s shul bulletin, the jubilant celebration of the modern and joyous holiday of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day, the 28th day...

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April 2021 | Nissan/Iyar 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Even with the ongoing rules and restrictions concerning the COVID-19 virus precautions, in one form or another, you will certainly be busily preparing for the upcoming Passover holiday. With just a few leniencies...

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February 2021 | Shevat/Adar 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: At the time you will be reading this, we will be close to the celebration of the joyous holiday of Purim, the 14th day in the Hebrew month of Adar. Below you will find a list of the mitzvot (commandments) which we...

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January 2021 | Tevet/Shevat 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: As we contemplate the end of the 2020 tumultuous and restriction-filled year, we may be finding ourselves sighing with relief at the end of a very trying and, in some cases, a very difficult time in our lives. There is...

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December 2020 | Kislev/Tevet 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: With the ongoing Corona virus lockdown and all its rules, regulations, and restrictions, I am hopeful that the holiday of Chanukah will enter your homes with joy and celebration and bring up the level of happiness in...

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November 2020 | Cheshvan/Kislev 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: With davening, the offering of prayers to Almighty G-d, taking place mostly from our homes these days due to the COVID-19 virus restrictions in place, I offer the following guidelines of halacha (Jewish law) helping to...

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October 2020 | Tishrei / Cheshvan 5781

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Recently, a shul member asked me to share with the congregation’s bulletin readers a Jewish knowledge and information quiz that I included in the monthly B’nai Shalom bulletin a couple years ago. I have therefore...

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