Reflections Off the Bimah

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The Sound of Love and a Jerusalem Choral Experience

August 9, 2022

I lived in Jerusalem for Cantorial school in 2003 and let’s just say I love it. The sounds of calls to prayer, the sights of people walking to shul with …

Outdoor Concert for Ukraine and Jerusalem

May 10, 2022

If I would have written this title a mere six months ago, many of you may have questioned my pairing of two entities that hold such polarizing places within us …

Everybody Needs a Getaway

March 28, 2022

This was the first Beth El Religious School retreat in two years, so it’s kind of a shame there aren’t too many pictures. (Shabbat) And since we went two years …

Heroes in Ukraine

March 15, 2022

Tomorrow is the beginning of Purim, and it could not come at a more somber time. Millions of people are fleeing the Ukraine and seeking shelter in Poland, Czech Republic, …

If I Could Tell My Fifteen-Year-Old Self

February 10, 2022

When I was about fifteen years old, my father took me to buy tefillin. An older teenage girl at my school showed me how to wrap tefillin one day at …