Monthly Archives: July 2019

Drash Schedule for August 2019

 

Date

Parsha Drash
Aug 3 Mattot/Ma’asay Robert Littman
Aug 10 Devarim Hefcibah Martin
Aug 17 Va’etchanan Rabbi Daniel Lev
Aug 24 Ekev Sally Morgan

 

The Princess Who Wanted to See G-d

By Reb Daniel Lev

“Why not!??” yelled the princess, “Why can’t you show me!??” The King looked down at his ten year-old daughter and felt the bittersweet conflict every parent goes through when they want to fulfill their child’s request… Continue reading

Playing a Pivotal Role

By Greta Beigel, Image by Chris Rohrer

Since his debut with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, cellist Joshua Nakazawa has fostered a unique musical life in the islands.

Joshua Nakazawa leads a double life. Some nights, the 32-year-old wears tux and… Continue reading

Daddy I Miss You

By Greta Beigel

Father’s Day has come and gone. Rather apt when considering the life & times of Richard Beigel, the father I hardly knew.

He left South Africa when I was 10 and set sail with a distant cousin… Continue reading

Tikkun Olam Opportunity This Month

By Kay Lorraine

For the past 13 years, you have been listening to me beg, cajole, guilt, and encourage congregation members to volunteer for Family Promise. It occurs to me that some of you many not fully understand what this… Continue reading

Peter Fritz: Challah Man

By Arnie Warshawsky

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, I learned a tiny bit about the challenges and satisfaction of baking challah. With seven other hardy souls, I attended the second showing of “Peter Fritz: Challah Man.” We were graciously hosted… Continue reading

Marv Black: A Profile

By Fran Margulies

Behind the gentle Marv Black we meet on Shabbat mornings hides a former fierce warrior. I visited Marv recently, and he proudly pulled from under his bed a formidable collection of “edged weapons,” as he called them.… Continue reading

Organic Torah: Tree of Knowledge–Tree of Life

By Rabbi Nathan Margalit

The Tree of Knowledge is what we have become used to in much of our Western education—it begins with breaking things apart into smallest components. Our education system is divided into discrete subjects: math, science, English—too… Continue reading

Studying on Shavuot: From the feet of a man to the foot of a mountain

By Dina Yoshimi

Ten Commandments Tablets

Growing up in a Reform shul, I associated Shavuot with two rites of passage: consecration and confirmation. On Erev Shavuot, the rabbi would call all the children who were set to begin their Jewish studies in the… Continue reading

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