May 2024 | Nissan/Iyar 5784

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: When we completed the Fast of Esther just before Purim, we found ourselves in the longest stretch on the Jewish calendar until the NEXT fast day: Shiva Asar B’Tammuz, the 17th day of Tammuz, four months away. This is...

April 2024 | Adar II/Nissan 5784

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: Although the joyous and festive holiday of Purim has only just concluded, we nonetheless turn our attention (as always) to the custom-filled and traditionally-rich holiday of Passover immediately. I share the following...

March 2024 | Adar I/Adar II 5784

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: As we all know, it is a universal truth that life is meant to have a start and a finish, a beginning that we all celebrate and an ending which we typically mourn. Hashem intended our lives to be abbreviated – hopefully...

February 2024 | Shevat/Adar 5784

Dear B’nai Shalom members, families, and friends: I hope and trust you all had a happy Tu Bishvat, the most recent of our Jewish holidays. If you were fortunate enough to participate in a Tu Bishvat Seder, you may have the joy of sharing your experience with the many...

January 2024 | Tevet/Shevat 5784

Dear B’nai Shalom members, friends, and families: As you read this bulletin article, we will either be preparing for the upcoming fast of Asarah B’Tevet, the 10th day of the month of Tevet or we will have already observed the fast day on Friday, Dec. 22nd. This fast...

December 2023 | Kislev/Tevet 5784

Dear Bnai Shalom members, families and friends, With the ongoing situation continuing to play out in Eretz Yisrael, WE continue to daven for the wellbeing and safely of all the residents of our Holyland and for the safe return of all prisoners and hostages. As G-d’s...