Parenting Corner: Lashon Hara in the Family

We usually think of lashon hara as speaking evil about someone behind his back.  However, lashon hara is also using the gift of speech to hurt people.  And those who are most vulnerable to such talk are our own family members.  No one can hurt us the way a close relative can.  And that’s where […]

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, […]

Only 15% of kosher consumers say they buy kosher food because of religious rules.

More People Choosing Kosher for Health By KAREN BARROW An ancient diet has become one of the hottest new food trends. A growing number of supermarket shoppers are going kosher — not for religious reasons, but because they are convinced the foods are safer and better for health. Kosher foods, which must meet a number […]

Join us this Shabbat to say Farewell to our Dear Friend Ronen

Our friend Ronen Brick will be making aliyaa on Sunday.  He is sponsoring our kiddush this shabbat and invites the entire community to enjoy the kiddush with him to say goodbye.  Ronen has been a part of our community for four years and we have enjoyed having him.  Ronen, we wish you the best of […]

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Today is Lag BaOmer.

LagBaOMer is the day when the students of Rabbi Akiva stopped dying. Also, it is the day of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, Rabbi Akiva’s student who, on the day of his passing, authored the Zohar. He decreed that the day of his passing should be celebrated like a Hilula, a wedding day […]

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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

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