Dear Friends: I hope to see you tonight and throughout the weekend as we learn about Yiddish culture and language with Max Edwards. (If you didn’t see this last weekend, take a look to learn more: http://lancasteronline.com/features/faith_values/oy-vey-scholar-to-teach-yiddish-at-shaarai-shomayim/article_14832142-b8bd-11e7-ad94-4bfca47edfad.html.) I want to invite and encourage you to join us next Friday night (11/3) as well. Here’s what’s on the agenda. It’s a First Friday.
Dear Friends: The Rabbis teach us that even the laws of Shabbat can be set aside in order to save a life. I need to ask you to do exactly that right now, in a very literal way. Without a dramatic or poetic build-up, we have 2 congregants right now who are in need of kidney transplants. Will you consider being tested to see if you’re a match? Here’s what I know. You only really need one kidney, and live donors are better than dead. A 3-way transplant is possible, and helps ass
Dear Friends: In the late 18th, early 19th century, there was a Chasidic rabbi, known as Reb Nachman. He founded a Chasidic dynasty in the area around the city of Breslov. All these years later, he is still much beloved, not only among his chasidim (disciples), but by Jews all over the world. Our kids (and some adults) know his teaching found in the song, Gesher Tzar M’od. It tells us that the world is like a very narrow bridge. The important thing is not to be afraid. He is
Dear Friends: Think about all the things about which we say, “When I have the time.” It might be exercise, making the phone call you’ve been putting off, visiting Israel, or pursuing our own Jewish learning. Pirkei Avot wisely tells us you may never have the time if you out it off. With that in mind, I want to invite you to set out on a year of learning with us. Look at the weekend of October 14 and 15th. Begin our new Shabbat morning series with us as we look at Themes from