Author Archive | Cantor David Reinwald

TBS Purim Shpiel

Frozen: The Shpiel! Congratulations to the cast and crew of this year’s Purim Spiel: Frozen! If you missed it, or would like to watch it again, we’ve made available a video of the preschool and religious school productions below: Preschool Production #1 Preschool Production #2 Religious School Purim Shpiel

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Notes from the Cantor: “Tour de Shul”

You may have heard of the Tour de France, but have you heard of the Tour de Shul? In a certain sense, the past ten months have sent me on a journey throughout the majority of the synagogues throughout Orange County. It has been a true blessing to have all of these experiences, no matter […]

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#SongoftheOmer

a project by Cantor David Reinwald This year, I decided for a second time to count the Omer through song via social media (I’ve included a list of all previous selections below, but also find my ongoing chosen songs at: www.twitter.com/davidreinwald or by simply searching the hashtag #songoftheomer on Twitter). The Omer is the traditional […]

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TBS Presents “Hanukkah Style”

In the style of Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style,” the ATID (7th and 8th graders) Jewish Music Video class teamed up with Cantor Reinwald to create our new Hanukkah music video. We hope you love it as much as we do! And here are all the lyrics, too! Hanukkah Style Happy Hanukkah Hanukkah Verse One   We’ve […]

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Parashat Korach

This week’s portion is one that many have grappled with and struggled to understand.  The story itself is a powerful one—where we learn of the rebellious Korach and his clan who challenge the authority of Moses and Aaron.  Interestingly enough, the majority of the portion does not deal with the actions of Korach and its […]

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Shabbat Chol HaMoed Pesach

We learn from Mishnah Pesachim 10:5 “Every person in every generation must regard himself as having been personally freed from Egypt.” Now that we are in the midst of Passover, with our seders complete, we can step away from the collective learning we have done at our seders. We can ask ourselves individually what we […]

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Parashat Tzav

The second portion in the book of Vayikra (Leviticus) finds us discussing the minute details of the rituals of sacrifice in the ancient temple.  These are broken up into two main categories, kodesh kodashim, the most sacred offerings, and kodashim kallim, offerings of lesser sanctity.  Among the kodesh kodashim are four offerings, two of which […]

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Standing Together

There are three Torah portions amongst the annual Torah cycle that are to be read while the congregation stands throughout the reading.  Two of these three fall right next to each other, the portion for this week and last week.  The first is during the chanting of the Song of the Sea (Parashat Beshalach), notably […]

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