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Posted on April 20, 2016

Happy Passover

Dear Friends, We at Chizuk Amuno have been busily preparing for Pesah. Not only have been focused inwards on our kitchens and homes but we have been focused outwards as well. Through Gemilut Hasadim and our Food Drive we collected 77 bags of food weighing 535 pounds. That food will help fulfill the command of Continue Reading »

Posted on January 4, 2016

Happy 2016: The Blessing of Knowing

On December 31, 2015 I was honored to be invited to give the Reflection at the New Year’s Eve Interfaith Prayer Celebration at Saint Ignatius Jesuit Church of Baltimore. I spoke about “The Blessing of Knowing.” May the year be blessed in its going and its coming. Archbishop Lori and Father Casciotti, my gratitude to Continue Reading »

Posted on December 7, 2015

Hanukkah for Adults

Last year while out to dinner on the sixth night of Hanukkah, I asked my shul dinner companion if he had lit the hanukkiyah before coming out to meet me or would do it when he returned home. He responded, “Neither, it’s too sad to be lighting candles when it’s just me.” Earlier that week Continue Reading »

Posted on September 30, 2015

Sukkah Memories

What do you remember about the Sukkot you’ve built or enjoyed? My first sukkah had metal poles and burlap walls. It wasn’t really a sukkah, rather pieces that were put together into a sukkah. The metal poles weren’t really poles, they were L shaped metal pieces that had been cut to the correct dimensions. They Continue Reading »

Posted on September 13, 2015

Wrapped in Memories

A medium sized package arrived via Priority Mail with Hebrew postal stickers from Israel to our house. Inside the corrugated envelope was a large plastic bag with a typed note that concealed its contents. The note was from Rabbi/Cantor Eli Perlman, my eldest brother. It began “The Days of Awe are the perfect time for Continue Reading »

Posted on March 31, 2015

Chizuk Amuno Community Holocaust Memorial

EREV YOM HASHOAH WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 * 7:30PM This years observance of Yom HaShoah will be memorialized on the evening of Wednesday April 15th at 7:30 in our magnificent sanctuary. Hazzan Perlman, Herb Dimmock, the Chizuk Amuno Professional Choir, and distinguished community leaders will present the Holocaust Cantata accompanied by Bethany Pietroniro. The Canatata is Continue Reading »

Posted on March 18, 2015

Passover Questions

Let the questioning begin! Here are some of the greatest hits from past years: Can a hot plate be kashered? What’s the story with snow peas? What kind of pot should I use for kashering? Can a crock pot be kashered? How might a borderline diabetic manage to eat on Pesah with all the matza? Continue Reading »

Posted on March 10, 2015

A Particular Mitzvah

Do you have a friend who has taken on a particular mitzvah and made it their own? You know who I mean. The friend who is the first to make a meal for someone who is sick. The friend who shows up to make a minyan in all kinds of weather. The friend who keeps Continue Reading »

Posted on February 12, 2015

Sam Glaser/The Light Still Shines On

FEBRUARY 12, 2015 Sam Glaser/The Light Still Shines On It has already been two months since we hosted a Chanukah concert featuring the talented and versatile entertainer Sam Glaser at Chizuk Amuno. The concert, made possible through the generosity of Leonard and Phyllis Attman, hit a high note with the audience especially with a guest Continue Reading »

Posted on September 22, 2014

What I’m Not Praying for in 5775

What do I pray for in the New Year? It would be easier to answer the opposite question – what don’t I pray for in the New Year? I don’t pray for an exciting life where everything changes in an instant. I pray for the quiet pleasures of regularity and routine. I don’t pray for Continue Reading »