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What Minyan Means to Me

By Lois Langberg

I lost both of my parents within four months of each other. I knew I would say Kaddish daily, because I saw my parents saying it for their
parents. But I had no idea the impact it would have on me. It ended up becoming a life changing connection to my parents (and my shul).
For those 20–30 minutes, I was present to their memory and felt like they were with me. It was my time to honor them again and stop my
busy day and just...

The Mizrahi Experience and The State of Israel

It can be all too easy to tell ourselves that we never really believed the long-standing canonical story.  We always really knew that it was more complicated.  I’ve been thinking about this as I’ve read a few books about the experience of Mizrahi Jews and the State of Israel.  When I think about early Zionists and the building of Jewish settlement during the first half of the 20th century, I think about Theodore Herzl, Ahad...Read more...

Major Mitzvah Opportunity -Lighthouse Emergency Shelter

Beth Ahm will assist with Lighthouse Emergency Shelter from December 23-27.  This is a great opportunity for you to do a mitzvah and help those in need.   What Is The Emergency Shelter Project? Each week, a local congregation takes on the responsibility of hosting Lighthouse shelter families in emergency shelter housing.  The guests are provided with overnight accommodations, three daily meals, transportation, and meaningful...Read more...

Upcoming Holiday Schedule

Here are dates for the Jewish holidays in the coming year.  Mark your calendar at home and at work.  Questions, please contact Rabbi Rubenstein at or...Read more...

Rabbi Rubenstein's Book Notes

Even though I knew that a friend had ordered it for me, it was still a bit funny to open the package to find The Christians a play written by Lucas Hnath.  
Even though I read quite a bit of fiction, I feel as though I haven’t...Read more...
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