Monthly Archives: May 2017

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

May 1st, 2017

It was just a century ago – and millions of young soldiers were killed battling for a few yards of land in World War I and being gassed. Barely twenty years later, untold millions more died in yet another World War. Six million of our own people – by zyclon Read More

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

May 1st, 2017

Pirkei Avot 4:2 teaches, “one mitzvah brings about another.” As a teacher for Manhattan’s Central Synagogue, one of my regular tasks was to play the role of Aveirah Yelda (Transgression Girl) in our Religious School skits. Each week I would don my black cape and mask in order to battle Read More

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

May 1st, 2017

Three years ago, based on our members’ feedback, CEEBJ changed how we approach the financial support of our synagogue. For many years, we had employed a fair-share dues-based model — where every family was given a target level of synagogue support based on income. What we heard loud and clear Read More