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Chizuk Amuno Congregation

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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 »

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 23, 2014

Believing is Seeing

When you open your eyes do you see only what’s in front of you? When you sing do you mouth sounds or interpret and infuse expressive meaning to words? Do you forget what you read or read to forget? Society has often been trained to look for frequent pleasurable distractions to help face the onslaught 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 »

Posted on September 22, 2014

Seeing HaShem in a Grandchild’s eyes made of “Perls”

On Thursday at 5:18 on 9/18 Abner Judah Perlman was born to Bethany and Benjamin Perlman. Janice and I became Bubbie and Zaide and held and beheld God’s Shehina (His Divine Presence) in our arms and overflowing hearts. Throughout our lives we hear “just wait until you become a grandparent, just wait…” The waiting is Continue Reading »

Posted on July 30, 2014

A Funeral That Teaches the Art of Living

Like many of you, I read as much as I can of the constant media barrage on the conflict in Eretz Israel. One of the challenges for those of us who are so far away geographically, is to understand the personal impact of Operation Protective Edge. Among the most moving was what I received today Continue Reading »

Posted on May 5, 2014

Yom Ha Atzmaut Wedding

One of the exciting things about the rabbinate is that one never knows what the day will bring. One phone call can change everything. Several years ago on Yom Ha Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day, I was sitting at my desk around noon when I received a call. A couple from the shul whom I knew, Continue Reading »

Posted on January 23, 2014

Another Day in Pikesville

Add this one to the list of “Only in Pikesville” stories. The location: Dunkin Donuts on Old Court and Reisterstown. The cast of characters: yours truly, a man with a black velvet kippah, four others waiting in line. A sign was up advertising a new menu item, a pretzel roll. The man with the kippah Continue Reading »