Monthly Archives: November 2021

From My Jewish Learning

Reprinted with permission from My Jewish Learning


Sermons in the Synagogue

November 1, 2021

Like spiritual leaders in many religions, Jewish clergy normally deliver sermons during worship services. often during a synagogue’s main Shabbat service, usually on Saturday mornings. Sermon… Continue reading

Recent Sof Drashes

Drash on Parsha Noach

November 1, 2021

by Donald Armstrong

When I converted to Judaism in 2013, I took the Jewish name Micah-Noach. I chose Noach because we planned to move to Hawaiʻi, where rainbows are ubiquitous. As today’s parsha… Continue reading

Levinson-Krupp Library

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Levinson-Krupp Library

This library was dedicated 50 years ago to the memory of Rebecca Lewin Levinson and Brannette Mayer Krupp by Justice and Mrs. Bernard Levinson. Over the years the library fell into disrepair, but starting in 2005 was redesigned… Continue reading

Media to Check Out

Pandemics Weren’t Born Yesterday (History is Here to Help)

November 1, 2021

A TV show featuring Sof’s Robert Littman!

Archeology, especially in Egypt, has revealed pandemics thousands of years ago. What does archeology tell us about them, and how sure… Continue reading

From the Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center Weekly Reader

From Lorna Holmes


Der boym fun lebn: Chava Rosenfarb

November 1, 2021

If you were to visit the hometowns of some of the major postwar Yiddish writers, where would you go? New York… Continue reading

Some Amusement

A Little Humor

November 1, 2021

From Sid Goldstein

A man gets on a train going from Grand Central Station in New York to Chicago. It’s a lengthy train trip, which is good, because he’s going there to deliver a… Continue reading

Sofʻer Profiles

Stock Car Racer

A Profile of Sof’s Jessie Weinberger by Fran Margulies

November 1, 2021

Who would have guessed that Jessie Weinberger, our longtime (45 years!) Sof member and faithful Oneg Chair, quietly chanting Shabbat services from her corner seat… Continue reading

November 2021 Drash Schedule

 Date Parsha Drash
Nov 6 Toldot Dina Yoshimi
Nov 13 Vayetzei TBA
Nov 20 Vayishlach Alex Golub
Nov 27 Vayeshev R. Daniel Lev

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