Monthly Archives: March 2017

From Rabbi Marc Berkson – March 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol

March 1st, 2017

Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman, our beloved Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence, died in Chicago on January 31 at the age of 100. He joined his beloved Lotte in the everlasting peace of the world to come just two weeks and two days after her death. I was one of several people who offered Read More

From Rabbi Toba Schaller – March 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol

March 1st, 2017

Most of the month of March coincides with the Hebrew month of Adar. In Adar, in preparation for the joyous celebration of Purim, our tradition tells us to “greatly increase our joy.” Just as we spend the month of Elul in introspection and reflection in order to prepare for the Read More

From Cantor Barash – March 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol

March 1st, 2017

A very special thank you to conductor and composer Chris Tackett who premiered his Shabbat Shirah service on Friday, February 10. The service was lovely and all who attended were enamored with the music; his explanation of his inspiration for the compositions was captivating. Our deepest appreciation to Audrey Brooks Read More

From CEEBJ President Michael Levin – March 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol

March 1st, 2017

The recent rise in anti- Semitic incidents across the country has led many Jewish organizations to reassess their security arrangements. This has been true at CEEBJ as well, as we have spent the past few months working on how to best upgrade the security of our building. I would particularly Read More