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Posted on December 16, 2011

Hazak Hazak V’Nithazek

Ten months ago Shoshana S. Cardin was the first member of the congregation to fill in a letter of our new Torah scroll. This past Tuesday night at 9pm Mimi Blitzer and David Mallott were the last members of our congregation to fill in letters. Like most partings, it was filled with sweet sorrow. Now Continue Reading »

Posted on November 24, 2011

Limitations and Desserts

When pastry chef Christina Tosi was asked by Bon Appetit how she comes up with her off beat but insanely good desserts for Momofuku Milk Bar in New York, she answered “Limitations. Restrictions help with creativity. You have to learn to make something out of nothing. How creative can you get?” In reading that last Continue Reading »

Posted on October 11, 2011

Free Gilad Shalit

There was another time I remember feeling like this. In the spring of 1986 Natan Sharansky made his first visit to New York after having been released from Russian prison in February of that year. Throughout my high school years I had marched on the UN in support of Soviet Jewry. I had seen the Continue Reading »

Posted on October 6, 2011

Can You Believe It?!

Can you believe it? Rosh HaShana services are over? Every year we can’t help but notice how much faster the pages of a calendar turns. When we look back, the years seem like months; months seem like days; days seem like hours; and hours seem like minutes. However, looking forward, minutes can seem like an Continue Reading »

Posted on September 8, 2011

A *Breath* of Inspiration

We are blessed with congregants at Chizuk Amuno who define the true essence and meaning of courage combined with faith. One of those individuals is Anne King. If you don’t recognize the name you will recognize her face. For many devoted years she has steadfastly coordinated and directed the highly successful Sisterhood Gift Shop at Continue Reading »

Posted on August 21, 2011

A Trip to Germany and Israel with over a Hundred Cantors

It is my pleasure to invite you on an awe-inspiring Cantors Assembly journey of Heritage & Healing to Germany and Israel. As you are aware the Cantors Perlman 5 have led mometous trips in the past to Israel full of song and lasting memories that many of you attended. This trip sponsored by the Cantors Continue Reading »

Posted on August 21, 2011

Another chance to perform a worthy mitzvah

The LITHUANIAN JEWISH HERITAGE PROJECT will be holding a Cantorial Concert to benefit the restoration of Jewish cemeteries within Lithuania on Sunday, September 18th, 2011. Performing at this event will be: – Cantor David Propis (Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, TX) – Cantor Josh Perlman (B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD) – Cantor Emanuel Perlman (Chizuk Amuno Continue Reading »

Posted on July 21, 2011

The Community of Atlantis

It was with mixed feelings that I read this morning of the return of the space shuttle Atlantis and the end of the shuttle program. There are moments that stand out in my mind and my memory, especially those moments of loss and tragedy. That Shabbat morning in 2003 when we heard of the space Continue Reading »

Posted on April 8, 2011

36 Hours From Afghanistan

They barely looked tired. They had so many bags. And animals. And children. They smiled and some cried and some stared. But all were welcomed home. Last night a small group of us from Chizuk Amuno went out to BWI to welcome home our servicemen and women. We have been going about once a month Continue Reading »

Posted on April 4, 2011

Reclaiming Search for the Hametz for the Kinder

Dear Congregants, I am looking forward to extending a personal Hag Sameah to you in shul. If you get a chance please read the following article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/652041 Hag Sameah for now, Hazzan

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