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Posted on October 30, 2017

Music from the Amuno Minyan

Ashrei yoshvei ve techa, happy are we who dwell in this house! Happy because each of us may find a mode and medium of prayer that speaks to our heart. Providing multiple Shabbat services nurtures spiritual growth and encourages creativity and renewal in prayer. This past Shabbat there was a lovely and engaging service in Continue Reading »

Posted on May 3, 2017

The energy of Shabbos

After 20 years I can no longer begin the salutation to an article “Dear Congregants.” Now and forever Dear Friends, If you are in town on Friday night, June 2, at 6:30 p.m., please attend a spiritually, uplifting service that will take place in the Ben and Esther Rosenbloom Amphitheater. It will not only be Continue Reading »

Posted on November 29, 2016

Israel is Burning

With sadness we have watched this month as Israel burns. Homes, businesses, fields, houses of worship, apartment buildings, playgrounds, absorption centers, restaurants and so much more have burnt to the ground or been irreparably damaged  in the 1,773 fires that burned through Israel from November 18 -26. To give you a greater scope of the Continue Reading »

Posted on September 18, 2016


SELIHOT SERVICES SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 9:00PM (PLEASE NOTE NEW STARTING TIME FOR SERVICES) The beginning of the journey for the Jewish new year commences this Saturday night, September 24th at 9:00 p.m. in the Chizuk Amuno Sanctuary during a reflective, humbling, awe-inspiring service called “Selihot .” Many of the Selihot prayers were composed before the 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 November 3, 2015

Shalom Chaver

The soft, slightly melancholy music playing at my desk this week is from an album called “Shalom, Chaver: Goodbye, My Friend” a two disc set charity compilation of love and peace songs by Israel’s top artists in memory of Yitzak Rabin. It came out late in 1995 after Rabin’s assassination and I went looking for 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 July 23, 2015

A Mother’s Undying Love

It has now been a full week, day after day, night after night, that four sons, several angelic Hospice nurses, compassionate assistants, daughters in law, grandchildren and residents have listened attentively to the last breaths of a matriarch. All four sons are cantors like their late father who passed away five months ago. At her Continue Reading »

Posted on April 8, 2015

Syncopation II

A dear friend and highly regarded actor, singer, guitarist and voice over legend, John Warren, will be the featured performer at Syncopation II on Sunday April 19th at 4:00PM. John has worked as a “Blue Eyed Soul Singing performer” songwriter and session vocalist all of his life. John is a Master Teacher of Vocal Technique 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 »

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