Camp Sholom is Just Around the Corner…

By: Julie Amster The countdown has begun! Only five more months until Camp Sholom 2010 begins. I began my annual Camp Sholom countdowns when I was ten years old–a fourth-grade camper at Camp Sholom. As a Temple Beth Sholom child, I loved my summers of fun, excitement, and Jewish learning. I continued on as a […]

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D’var Torah: Beshalach, Shabbat Shirah

By April Akiva, MAJE What is the connection between Tu B’Shevat and the Exodus from Egypt? Each year parashat Beshalach, which recounts the Israelites crossing the Sea of Reeds, coincides with Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for trees and produce.  While on the surface there are no obvious associations between the holiday and the […]

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Love From Iraq

Reposted from Rabbi Cohen’s Blog I just got off skype with Daniel, the Captain of the unit Temple Beth Sholom adopted.  It was so wonderful to see him and spend some time catching up. All of Daniel’s troops are doing great!  In fact, his unit was just given an accommodation for being so well run […]

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Relief for Haiti

The News from Haiti has touched all of us and we ask, what can we do to help? The numbers of those in need are beyond comprehension. In the past we have always come together as a Jewish community to reach out in times of disaster, as our tradition teaches to us reach out to […]

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The Saga Continues at the Kotel

Reposted from Rabbi Cohen’s blog at RavIma.com I was sad today when I read that Anat Hoffman, director of the Israel Religious Action Center, was brought into the Jerusalem police station and interrogated for one hour for her role in the events of Rosh Chodesh Kislev.  In December, Nofrat Frenkel, an Israeli medical student and […]

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TBS Student’s Mitzvah Project

I am very proud of Josh Green and his friends from this year’s B’nei Mitzvah class and from his neighborhood and school who came together recently to make blankets for Orangewood.  It all started when Josh came to class one Sunday morning and asked them to join him at his house for a blanket making […]

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