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Hanukkah, Dreidels and Candles

One of the great joys I have in life is being able to teach young adults.  I love it when they learn.  And I love being a part of that process. Around this time of the year, my Teen Academy students - all post b'nai mitzvah students who want to continue to learn with me [...]

By |2017-12-12T17:35:42+00:00December 12th, 2017|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Embassy Questions

The President's choice to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is now a reality.  Twenty years ago it was voted affirmatively by Congress but every 6 months, the then-President could postpone the move for 6 months.  This postponing took place some 40 times. Why all the postponing?  Simply because there were constant [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:08:10+00:00December 6th, 2017|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

We’re Next

December 1, 2017 Allow me to share a passage from Pirke Avot: ' Pray for the integrity of the government; for were it not for the fear of its authority, a man would swallow his neighbor alive.'  The government that existed when this was written was the Roman empire and the author of this perek was [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:08:12+00:00December 1st, 2017|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments

Oy Vey – A Total Eclipse of the Sun

As you may know, I live in two worlds at the same time.  I am dedicated to the service of the Jewish people and to the religious teachings and wisdom of the rabbis.  At the same time, my other foot is in the world of science.  And, it is in that world that I want [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:08:12+00:00July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Italian American Festival

TBM to be at the Italian-American Festival For the first time ever, Beth Miriam is going to have a presence at the Italian-American Festival celebrating our temple with and in the community from the evenings of August 9 -13th.  We will have a tent putting forward the face of Beth Miriam and we will be [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:08:13+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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 |2017-06-18T12:23:32+00:00June 18th, 2017|TBM Blog|0 Comments

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 |2019-08-21T16:08:14+00:00November 16th, 2016|Rabbi Cy's Blog|0 Comments