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June 2018 | Sivan/Tammuz 5778

 Dear B'nai Shalom members, friends, and families: With the most recent chag (holiday) of Shavuot now behind us, we view an extended period of time on the Jewish calendar in which the majority of the upcoming time truly lays “fallow.”  Following the holiday of...

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May 2018 | Iyar/Sivan 5778

 Dear Members, Friends, and Families of B'nai Shalom: Even as you are reading this synagogue bulletin, we will be in the midst of “Counting the Omer”, counting the days and weeks between the festive holidays of Passover and Shavuot. The concept of “Counting the...

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April 2018 | Nissan/Iyar 5778

 Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: With the all encompassing holiday of Passover looming large over us, we focus on our preparations for the festival -- which is the holiday on our calendar with the most mitzvot (commandments), traditions,...

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March 2018 | Adar/Nissan 5778

 Dear B’nai Shalom families, members, and friends: With this being Chodesh Adar, the Hebrew month of Adar, our full attention turns to the joyous, festive holiday of Purim. One could view Purim as the holiest of all holidays by way of interpretation.  Since Yom...

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February 2018 | Shevat/Adar 5778

 Dear B’nai Shalom families, members, and friends: In the upcoming days, we will be observing and celebrating the holiday of Tu Bishvat. Tu BiShvat (Hebrew: ט״ו בשב ט ) is a Jewish holiday occurring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat (this year, Tu...

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January 2018 | Tevet/Shevat 5778

 Dear B’nai Shalom members, attendees, families, and friends: A number of months ago, my oldest son: Elliot, published a moving and meaningful article that struck me as something that every Jew should know and internalize.  His theme touched on so much that is...

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December 2017 | Kislev/Tevet 5778

 Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: Regarding the article I wrote for the LAST bulletin and also pertaining to THIS bulletin article, I want to make clear that at no time and in no way am I referring to any one person or intending to be singling...

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November 2017 | Cheshvan/Kislev 5778

Dear B’nai Shalom Members, Families, and Friends: Before I launch into the main topic of this bulletin article, I want to acknowledge and make a brief comment about the High Holiday services just past. Baruch Hashem, my wife: Robin and I, have been privileged to be...

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September 2017 | Elul 5777/Tishrei 5778

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: In just a short while, we will be "bentching Rosh Chodesh Elul" -- that is, announcing in shul on the Shabbat before the new Hebrew month, the coming of the month of Elul. Rosh Chodesh Elul is always a two day Rosh...

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August 2017 | Av/Elul 5777

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: As the entire Jewish community worldwide is engulfed by the specter of the all-encompassing "Drie Vochen" -- the "Three Weeks," the grief-filled three week period from the Fast of the 17th of Tammuz until and including...

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