December 2021 | Kislev / Tevet 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: Coming up soon on the 10th of Tevet is the Fast of Asarah B’Tevet, one of the lesser-known, less completely understood fast days on our Jewish calendar. As with most of our fast days, the name of the fast:...

November 2021 | Kislev 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: I believe it is worth reviewing and examining the single-most recited prayer in our daily liturgy line-up, the prayer by which a prayer service is even defined. I am referring to the Amidah, the “standing...

October 2021 | Tishrei/Cheshvan 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Having now completed the entire cycle of the “September”-Tishrei holidays, we have the longest “drought” and empty space on our Jewish calendar until the next time we come to a once-a-year...

September 2021 | Elul 5781/Tishrei 5782

Dear B’nai Shalom Families, Members, and Friends: As you read this month’s bulletin, Jews worldwide are thinking about, and preparing for the upcoming High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This is part and parcel of the substantive and anticipatory getting...

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...