Monthly Archives: April 2019

Organic Torah: Transcendent Letters

By Rabbi Nathan Margalit

There is an important commentary by the Piazetzner Rebbe in which he talks about getting our spirituality into our whole beings. Though his commentary starts on the story of Noah, it includes a very interesting… Continue reading

Honey and Poi – Author’s Preface

By Dr. Mathew Sgan

“I read Honey and Poi in one reading. I couldn’t put it down. I especially loved knowing the details of how the schul came into being, who the pioneers were, and the split involving egalitarianism. It… Continue reading

From the Levinson-Krupp Library

(Hours: 9 am-noon, Monday & Thursday or upon request)

During this cold weather it’s always fun to curl up with a good book. We have lots of new books in the library just waiting to be read. Here is a… Continue reading

Bris for Benjamin Bean

The Bris for Benjamin, the new baby boy born to Sof Members Hannah and Travis Bean

Challah Class Fun

Taught by Peter Fritz

In this course, we make and bake eight challahs. The first part consists of mixing the ingredients to make the bread dough (approximately one hour). While the dough is rising, we discuss baking temperatures and different… Continue reading

Drash Schedule for April 2019

 Date Parsha Drash
Apr 6 Tazria Don Armstrong
Apr 13 Metzora

(Shabbat Ha Gadol)

Jessie Weinberger
Apr 20 Pesach 1 No Drash (long service)
Apr 27 Pesach 8 Daniel Lev

Olive Oil Matzo

By Peter Fritz

Time:

30 minutes, mostly unattended

 

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup olive oil

1/2 cup water

Sea salt, optional.

 

Yield: 12 servings.

  1. Heat the oven to 500 degrees. Put flour, salt and olive… Continue reading

20 years a Jew: Installment 6 – Conversion and Jewish “Pedigree”

By Athena DeRasmo

I have it on good authority that once the conversion process is complete, that’s it! The convert is no longer a convert; they are a Jew. No discussion or question – being a convert needs no disclaimer.… Continue reading

Sof Celebrates Purim

Photographs by Arnie Warshawsky

Purim is one of Judaism’s most raucous holidays. We celebrate beautiful Esther thwarting evil Haman’s plans by reading the Megillah. We make loud noises when Haman’s name is mentioned. The holiday helps us to celebrate our… Continue reading

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    “How can this madness continue to go on?! When will it end?!” I thought to myself as I braced to hear and read about the latest in the horrible epidemic of gun violence which has gripped out country: this time in the Chabad synagogue in Poway, California, and at University of North Carolina in Charlotte, […]
  • A Conversation with Rabbi Ariel Burger
    Wednesday, May 28th at 1pm EST We invite all Organic Torah members to join us live for this interactive web event. We’ll engage in a conversation with Rabbi Ariel Burger, author of Witness: Lessons from Eli Wiesel’s Classroom. You’ll have a chance to hear from Rabbi Burger and ask your own questions. We’ll post the […]