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Introduction to Brett Douglas Levinson

It is both my pleasure and great honor to introduce my son, Brett, the Honor Roll student and poet. Five years ago, he was diagnosed as being High Functioning on the autism scale. The progress he has made is nothing short of phenomenal. I have never considered my son’s autism to be a handicap but […]

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The Note

Every year I’d look forward to it. Every year they’d wait for it. And every year, they still didn’t expect it when it came. It was just one note… note twice a year at High Holy Day Services. One note that connected me with God. I love that note. There’s a reason for that note. […]

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“The Inspiration, the Being”

Elul, the month of reflection and preparation. At this time significant words pass through my thoughts. Words like repentance, reflection, introspection, spiritual stature come into my time of prayer, chanting, singing and even when I am driving on a beautiful sunny California day, windows down, sun roof back, with either the Beach Boys singing their […]

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Are You With Me?

I have often wondered how do we feel G’d’s presence in today’s modern urban society? When I am in the store looking for a particular item and there is exactly one of that item left on the shelf, was G-d responsible for my good fortune? When I long for a day free of obligations, and […]

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The Last Way

In June/July of this year, I fulfilled a life-long dream to travel to Eastern Europe, specifically to Poland, Lithuania and Belarus, the cradle of Jewish civilization and culture for centuries before World War II. My father was born in Vilnius, Lithuania (part of Poland before WW II). Part of purpose of the journey was one […]

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No Answers- Norman Rosen

Elul already—How did it get so near? Elul already—What became of the year? What happened during Eluls Past as Eluls passed? Why are seconds so slow but years so fast? What did I do? Did I do anything right? Did I do enough? Did I do anything? Are things better? Is there less bad? Am […]

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How To Log In To Shulcloud

Welcome to Shulcloud! This is TBS’s membership management system.   To access Shulcloud click here- You can bookmark this page so that you can access it again the next time you wish to log in. If you click the little star at the top, that adds the page to your saved bookmarks. To log […]

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iEngage: Jewish Values and the The Tribes of Israel

The focus for this year’s installment of iEngage is “The Tribes of Israel: A Shared Homeland for a Divided People.” It confronts the challenge of creating a Jewish and democratic public space in the modern State of Israel – a shared common space for a people divided along traditional “tribal” affiliations: religious, ideological, geographic and […]

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