Shavuot 5770 / 2010

In addition to the regular festival prayers on Shavuot morning, there are three special highlights.  First, the Torah reading on the first day is the Revelation of the Ten Commandments.  The second is the reading of Akdamot, liturgical poems of the loyalty of the Jews to the Torah.  Third, on the second day of Shavuot, […]

Bamidbar: Why Give the Torah in the Desert?

One of the all-time classic questions has been: Why give Torah in the desert? Aside from all the meanings accorded to Mt. Sinai, and all the lessons we can learn from the fact that G-d came down over this “humble” mountain and gave His Torah here, still, a holy Torah ought to be given in […]

Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim)

Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: יום ירושלים, Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in 1967. The day is marked by state ceremonies, memorial services for soldiers who died in the battle for Jerusalem, parades through downtown Jerusalem, reciting the Hallel prayer […]

Why Dairy on Shavuot?

On Shavuot, we eat dairy for the festival meals or at least for most of them.  Jewish lore offers several origins for the dairy tradition: Moses was drawn out of the water on the day which later became known as Shavuot.  He was willing to be nursed only by a Hebrew women.  On his merit, […]

Lag B’Omer Events

Lag B’Omer is this Sunday May 2nd. A day for outdoor fun and events, here are some events happening in our area. Enjoy! Click here to download

Welcome to Our New Community Website.

We would like to thank all of the people who were involved in the process of researching, building and collecting materials for our new website. As a first step, we will ask you to input your e-mail address in the blue box in order to stay updated with the community’s events and activities, and general […]

Seudat Shabbat

We are pleased to announce that our seudat Shabbat with chamin will be back every Shabbat. We have sponsors for the next three Shabbats, please leave a reply or contact us by email to reserve the date you would like to sponsor a seudaht Shabbat or Seudah Shlishit . A $75 donation is required to […]