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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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Posted on February 24, 2011

The Walls are Talking

If you have been in the Schechter lobby recently you might have heard the walls talking. For the past weeks parents, students, alumni, faculty and community members have been painting murals on the walls in honor of Krieger Schechter’s 30th anniversary. I’ve been keeping “paint clothes” in my office so that I can come and Continue Reading »

Posted on December 16, 2010

Top Religion Stories of 2010

For the past several years, I have used the ubiquitous “Top Ten” lists that circulate at the end of the calendar year as a model for a sermon on the top religion stories for the year that had passed. In 2009, my picks for the most important religion stories (at least for a Jewish community) Continue Reading »

Posted on December 13, 2010

Yes, the Rabbi is In

Can I tell you how much I love it when a visitor to the synagogue sees my open office door next to Rabbi Shulman’s office and assumes that I am his secretary? It happened again just this morning and it still cracks me up every time. In fact many years ago I went to visit Continue Reading »

Posted on November 10, 2010

Jewish “Angels” Sing at the Basilica

A Disclaimer: On Novemeber 21 the Ravens have an away game at 1:00 p.m. that you can record. An Invitation: On November 21st the Chizuk Amuno Professional Choir and Hazzan will participate in a rare historic Baltimore community event at 2:00 p.m. that you can plan to be part of…. The angelic voices of our Continue Reading »

Posted on October 22, 2010

“If These Walls Could Sing”

On Friday, October 29, 2010, from 7;30-8:30 p.m, our Congregation will become time travelers. We will recreate Jules Verne’s “Time Machine” and transport everyone back into time to relive majestic and captivating melodies. This is a rare and unique opportunity, to sit row by row, family by family, and vividly experience what our grandparents and Continue Reading »

Posted on September 29, 2010

Angels in the Infield

The greatest choir directors in the world, during passionate choral conducting moments of liturgical masterpieces, experience an intense “feeling of oneness” with all of their choir members; their audience for the most part made up of perfect strangers and God in Heaven. We are blessed at Chizuk Amuno to have one of those rare choir Continue Reading »

Posted on September 22, 2010

If These Walls Could Sing

Friday Night October 29th the Chizuk Amuno Sanctuary’s walls will release its memories and sing in harmony melodies that have been sung by previous Hazzanim, choirs, grandparents, great-grandparents and even great-great-grandparents. A recent article (September 8, 2010) in the New York Times states, ” The Jews tend to have a deep appreciation, for example, for Continue Reading »

Posted on September 20, 2010

Bring on the Books

Someone asked me recently how, as a rabbi, I “celebrate” the end of Yom Kippur. Here’s my deep, dark secret — I read for pleasure. Yes, I build my sukkah; yes, I have a bagel and lox. But the real way I know that Yom Kippur is behind me is by the books on my Continue Reading »

Posted on September 14, 2010

Marc R. Kivitz

We are blessed that Marc not only dedicates his time to the Chizuk Amuno Professional Choir but for the many selfless acts of gemilut hasadim that he does on behalf of so many in the community. Marc R. Kivitz served as Law Clerk to the late Honorable Harvey M. Lebowitz, Judge of the United States Continue Reading »

Posted on September 3, 2010

Caitlin Vincent

Chizuk Amuno Congregation is so fortunate to have so many talented vocalists chanting our holy prayers with “musical precision” in the Chizuk Amuno Choir throughout the year. Caitlin Vincent Caitlin loves to reminisce about her family experiences. One of Caitlin’s favorite Jewish recollections is preparing Passover supper with her mother, specifically learning the technique for Continue Reading »

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