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Posted on October 30, 2017

A MOMENT THAT TOUCHED MY HEART!

On Monday morning, October 30th, KSDS celebrated the 36th day of its 36th year. All of the students and staff came dressed in their special commemorative t-shirts. There were showcases highlighting outstanding events from the past, and special events scheduled for the entire day. Stacey Thompson, the 36th Project Coordinator, carefully planned every detail. It Continue Reading »

Posted on August 29, 2017

A Sweet Year of Learning

It’s been a really wonderful first day of school for our Goldsmith Early Childhood undergraduates and our Krieger Schechter learners. When I walked the halls this morning I marveled at these tall, suntanned, smiling students who seem to have grown many inches since I last saw them in June. Some are now even taller than Continue Reading »

Posted on August 24, 2017

This Is How You Should Bless Your Children

Two years ago Rabbi Richard Camras invited me to his congregation in West Hills, California to do a Scholar-in-Residence weekend. There are two memories from that experience that I want to share with you. First of all, he was the same rabbi and mentsch that he was when he served our synagogue 18 years ago. Continue Reading »

Posted on November 9, 2016

Planting Bulbs

I came to shul early this morning and left my door wide open to all those who might come seeking what a synagogue and community can provide. Krieger Schechter Lower School was just starting its day and after the Pledge and Hatikvah, teachers and children sang “My country, ‘ tis of thee, Sweet land of Continue Reading »

Posted on May 25, 2016

Building and Being Built

It has been a week of learning new skills. On Sunday Jason Davidov taught me to rake gravel, on Monday Michael Andorsky taught me how to use a drill, on Tuesday Chad from Leathers taught me to use a router and dig and measure post holes, and on Wednesday this rabbi took a few Advil Continue Reading »

Posted on April 6, 2016

A Modern Day Nachshon

There is a well-known midrash (rabbinic expansion) of the Exodus story which envisions the children of Israel at the edge of the Sea of Reeds. Despite God’s promise to safely deliver them through the Sea, they stand trepidatiously as the water laps at their toes. Knowing they must enter the water to fulfill their destiny 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 January 4, 2015

Welcome Home Israel Travelers

Last Monday morning my phone rang before 8am which I figured was bad news. Imagine my delight when I heard many teenage voices yelling “Hi” into the telephone. It was our Achshav (9th grade leadership program with Beth El) students calling from Israel to say hello and tell me how terrific their trip had been. Continue Reading »

Posted on December 9, 2014

Sunday the Rabbi Went to the Moon

It was a long flight, but I packed well, hydrated, and made it there and back in time to watch the first quarter of the Ravens game with the Brotherhood. This past Sunday the Rosenbloom Religious School second graders invited me to go to the moon with them. Their class is called Kochavim (stars) because Continue Reading »

Posted on July 1, 2014

National Mourning and Tammuz

The Hebrew month of Tammuz which began this past Shabbat is a month that holds within it sadness and destruction. The seventeenth of Tammuz (observed this year Tuesday July 15) is a fast day commemorating the breaching of the walls of Jerusalem by the Romans. National mourning is observed and mourning rituals continue until Tisha Continue Reading »

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