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Dear Friends, Tanya and I were shocked, Saturday night, to learn about the four people taken hostage at Shabbat Services in Colleysville.  It is such an awesome blessing that they all escaped unharmed, and also that there appears not to have been a larger organization behind...

At the beginning of every new year, many of us make lofty resolutions: exercise more, eat healthier, get organized, spend more time with loved ones. Sounds great! But we all know that it doesn't stick. New years resolutions are abandoned, on average, after 36 days....

Dear Friends, Please join us Sunday December 5th at the Tideline Resort for our Beachfront Hanukkah celebration! 4:30 Beach fun with friends 5:30 Dreidel, latkes, and crafts 6:00 Tiki Torch Beach Menorah Lighting Adults $18pp, kids $10; sponsorships invited. RSVP by 11/19 at the following links: adult tickets          childrens' tickets. Thanks so...

"Why me?" All of us have tsores.  Sometimes, however, we feel our load of tsores is a bit more than we deserve.  "Why me," we ask, assuming that tsores gets doled out as a punishment, and that we do not deserve it. What if the tsores is...

Dear friend, Shanah Tovah!  I hope your celebration of Yom Kippur was meaningful and inspiring. Having finished Yom Kippur, we are heading toward Sukkot, which commemorates the "clouds of glory" that covered the Jews in their journeys.  The sukkah embodies the divine presence, which was driven away...

I have heard a lot of talk about civil rights from those opposed to masks: parents “right” to choose whether to send their child in with a mask, the “right” to make my own health decisions, my “right” to send my child in with a...

Celebrate Sukkot with Kol HaLev! Sukkot Family Festival September 26, 2021, 11-1 $10 pp/$5 kids; tie dye $5 (pre-register by 9/22) rsvp rabbi@kolhalevpbc.org...

Jewish Virtual Academy: try it out for free! Dear Friends, I am writing to remind you about our awesome class tomorrow night at 5 for preteens & teens!  Rabbi Andy Katz will be teaching on the topic of shaming, exploring the line between sha​ming and rebuke, looking...

Dear Friends, In the Monty Python film "Life of Brian," the main character ends the movie hung on a cross, singing "always look on the bright side of life."  It is of course absurd, making fun of the notion that we could always be chipper and...

Dear Friends, I am so pleased that the School Board last night chose to follow the CDC and medical professionals by bringing a mask mandate to the schools.  School Board members mentioned how many calls they had received; speaking up really does work. I was especially pleased...