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Dear friend, Please join us December 5th for a Shabbat morning program of music, Torah study, and friends!  I will lead our adult program of music, contemplation, and Torah study. Tanya will lead our fun and educational childrens' program, including singing, stories, activity, and edible art. Kiddush lunch...

Dear Friends, When Tanya and I lived in Brooklyn, the small corner store at the base of our building had a sign, "Best pizza in town!"  Considering how many places in New York sell pizza, I was impressed to be living right above such a culinary...

We are a Jewish engagement and education organization in Central Palm Beach County. The goal of our Jewish Afterschool program is to engage Jews in Palm Beach County in meaningful Jewish education, joyous holiday programming, and open and accessible spiritual experiences and community. We are...

How is our Hebrew School Different? When my family goes out for ice cream, we go to a frozen yogurt shop down the street that has a great variety of flavors and toppings. Aliza always gets anything pink with blue gummy sharks, Daniel gets Superman ice...

Shabbat on the Lawn December 5th 10:00 Let's get together, for real! Join us for Shabbat outdoors on the lawn, with music & Torah discussion. Social distancing observed. Children's service led by Tanya will include music, stories, and edible art. Kiddush lunch in honor of Debrah Letow's Birthday; please RSVP for kiddush lunch....

Dear Friends, When the Sha’agat Aryeh became rabbi of Melz, the town leaders enacted a new ordinance to enhance Jewish life in his honor. They decreed that instead of begging house to house, beggars would come to a central office and receive a stipend. They scheduled...

Dear Friends, This week in the Torah, Abraham receives a call to start his journey: “Go to yourself, leaving your land, from where you were born, from your parents house.” The fundamental spiritual call is about transformation, re-creating ourselves based on ideals of holiness, not being...

According to the midrash, Noah spent 120 years building the ark, including growing trees to specific measurements (the longest was exactly 450 feet) so they would not have to be cut to size.  The idea was that the other people would see him making the ark,...

According to the midrash, God considered creating a world based on emet, truth; seeing that such a world could not survive, God hurled truth into the earth and created the world based on hesed, generosity, instead. I was struck this week, listening to the discussion of...

As a rabbi, resident of Palm Beach County, and father of children in the Palm Beach County schools, I was shocked and dismayed to see that the Palm Beach County School Board made national news for reinstating William Latson, a principal who could not confirm...