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SINAI UPDATE — Week of April 24-30, 2016

Posted on April 27, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of April 24-30,  2016 |  Week of Passover   Sinai Update – Week of April 24-30, 2016 Week of Passover Reflections on Jewish Values & the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Shoshana Friedman Published as “The Modern Plagues of Climate Change,” by T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights When I was a senior Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of April 17-23, 2016

Posted on April 20, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of April 17-23,  2016 |  Passover   Passover begins Friday night, April 22 Torah portion for Shabbat: 1st Day of Passover (Exod. 12:21-51) Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel The essence of the Passover Seder is asking questions – the ancient rabbis understood that when we work to solve a challenging Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of April 10-16, 2016

Posted on April 13, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of April 10-16,  2016 |  Parashat  Metzora (Leviticus 14:1-15:33) Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel Our preparations for Passover continue this week (Passover begins a week from next Friday, on the night of April 22!), and I am thinking about chametz, the leavened bread and other products that still linger in Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of April 3 – 9, 2016

Posted on April 6, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of April 3 – 9,  2016 |  Parashat  Tazria (Leviticus 12:1- 13:59) Rosh Chodesh Nisan – New Month of Nisan begins Friday night Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel In these weeks leading up to Passover, let’s take some time to prepare ourselves spiritually for the holiday (which begins Friday evening, April 22). What is Continue Reading »

K – 6 CLASSROOM UPDATES MARCH 2016

Posted on April 4, 2016

Kindergarten Desiree Gil  We are advancing beautifully with the Hebrew Aleph Bet. We have just completed the letters Pey and Fey and are well on our way to finishing.  The children are especially enjoying Hebrew conversation with Yana, our Hebrew Specialist. Yana’s lessons teach new vocabulary while reinforcing what we have already learned. To date Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of March 27-April 2, 2016

Posted on March 30, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of March 27-April 2,  2016 |  Parashat Shemini (Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel What would Jewish life be without food? Food is a critical part of our Jewishness – think of the importance of specific dishes for every holiday, the memories of family members evoked Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of March 20-26, 2016

Posted on March 23, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of March 20-26,  2016 |  Parashat Tzav (Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36) Purim begins tonight! Wednesday evening, March 23 Reflections on the Jewish Calendar – Rabbi Andy Vogel Does this story sound familiar? An egomaniac who is obsessed with insulting and degrading minorities and foreigners, uses the tactic of inciting violence in his quest to gain and Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of March 6 – 12, 2016

Posted on March 9, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of March 6 – 12,  2016 |  Parashat Pekudei Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Beth Kalish, Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne, PA, on www.ReformJudaism.com If your only exposure to the Book of Exodus was through children’s Bible stories, Hollywood, or even the Jewish calendar, you might easily overlook the part of the story Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of February 28-March 5, 2016

Posted on March 4, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of February 28-March 5,  2016 |  Parashat Vayak’hel (Exodus 35:1 – 38:20) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel We can envision Shabbat as an “argument-free zone,” according to one interpretation of this week’s Torah portion. Shabbat is imagined as a time for peace and tranquility between all creatures, a time for a Continue Reading »

SINAI UPDATE — Week of February 21-27, 2016

Posted on February 24, 2016

  SINAI UPDATE  |    Week of February 21-27,  2016 |  Parashat Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11 – 34:35) Reflections on the Torah Portion – Rabbi Andy Vogel Rays of light gleamed from Moses’ face after his encounter with God, described in this week’s Torah portion: “And Moses did not know that his face glowed when he spoke with God” (Exod. Continue Reading »

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