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Reflections from Birthright

By Robbie Greenberg I returned from Israel eight days ago and upon landing, despite having just completed a 15 hour airport marathon, immediately attended a “welcome back” pizza dinner with the families of all my friends who went on Birthright with me.  . ”How was it!” “Did you see the Dead Sea?!” “How incredible was [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|TBM Blog|0 Comments

The Shofar service in the new Mishkan HaNefesh.

Believe it or not, I am preparing for next year’s Days of Awe.  As you know, we are getting a new prayerbook for the holidays and the services will be even more meaningful.  As the cantor and I are planning what we will do, let me fill you in on some of things we have [...]

A Thank You From Rabbi Stanway

  For the second time, the people of Temple Beth Miriam have supported me while I mourned the death of a parent.  Your presence at minyan and in our home throughout the week brought comfort and warmth to my family and I thank you from the innermost part of my being.  Your cards, calls, emails, [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Profile of Lori Goldstein, Guide of the Listening Project

TBM Listens: Our First Hineynu: It's Our Turn Project A Profile of Lori Goldstein To understand, one has to listen. These are the requirements for a dialogue designed to build a promising future. As well, finding out what moves people is done by searching out new opportunities and chances. Lori Goldstein is ready to listen [...]

By | October 31st, 2016|Hineynu: It's Our Turn|0 Comments

What God Creates

As we begin the Torah anew with the book of Genesis inevitable questions arise.  With all of the tzoris and misery in the world the most fundamental question is, 'Why did God create the world in the first place?'  Remember, this is not a scientific question but a reflective one.  The Talmud answers this question [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Our New Machzor

    Beginning in 2017, Beth Miriam will be using a new and exciting High Holiday machzor.  Watch this space in the coming months as we roll it out.

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Beginning in 2017, Beth Miriam will be using a new and exciting High Holiday machzor.  Watch this space in the coming months as we roll it out.

By | May 10th, 2016|TBM Blog|0 Comments

Ewwwwwww

One of the 'impossible to teach moments' for any rabbinic student is what to say to a parent or a kid who has the Torah portion for this week.  It is filled with all sorts of gross stuff.  It is heavily into the 'ewwwwww' factor.  Let's see we start off with a woman who is [...]

By | April 2nd, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

The In/Visible God

There is a beautiful passage in this week’s Torah portion that reads like this: וַיִּקַּ֥ח מֹשֶׁ֛ה אֶת־עַצְמ֥וֹת יוֹסֵ֖ף עִמּ֑וֹ כִּי֩ הַשְׁבֵּ֙עַ הִשְׁבִּ֜יעַ אֶת־בְּנֵ֤י יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ לֵאמֹ֔ר פָּקֹ֙ד יִפְקֹ֤ד אֱלֹהִים֙ אֶתְכֶ֔ם וְהַעֲלִיתֶ֧ם אֶת־עַצְמֹתַ֛י מִזֶּ֖ה אִתְּכֶֽם׃ " And Moses took with him the bones of Joseph, who had exacted an oath from the children of Israel, saying, "God will [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

The Names Before Us

There is a silly word game that kids sometimes play.  One child creates a sentence and then, going down in a line, the next child adds their own sentence.  In short order a story is created and there was no way to tell if it would be funny, dramatic, or even meaningful.  As we move [...]

By | December 31st, 2015|TBM Blog|0 Comments