Nice Plastic Bottle You’re Wearing

Recycling at Adat Chaverim is supported by Social Action. Well, good for you! You put your empty Mountain Dew bottle into the recycling bin when you were done, and you didn’t chuck it into the trash. Instead of throwing away those jeans that no longer fit because your mom makes really good lasagna they shrunk…

‘Merci Madame’: Simone Veil Is Honored With Panthéon Burial

Merci Simone – she was a role model and a real mensch. See the article from the NYT French Republican Guards carried the coffin of the Holocaust survivor and women’s rights champion Simone Veil during a national tribute on Sunday before Ms. Veil was buried in the Panthéon in Paris. July 1, 2018 PARIS —…

Tekufah Tammuz – the Jewish Summer Solstice

Yesterday Summer Solstice was celebrated in many countries around the world, with bonfires, music … Summer Solstice, the day where no one has a shadow, see below the article about the Jewish Summer Solstice – Tekufah Tammuz by Ketzirah Tekufah Tammuz – the Jewish Summer Solstice By Ketzirah We don’t talk much about the solstices and…

Chag Sameach – Happy Passover

Can you believe it, here we are, we will be celebrating Passover again. A year has flown by and again we clean our pantries, freeze bread and other items to make space for matza, macaroons, gefillte fish and, and, and …. Metamucil is preparing for their most exclusive sale period of the year, Matza and…

YAK! New Social Group Targets Jewish Singles Between 60 and 75

From the official press release A new social and support group forming in Dallas will bring together single Jewish men and women between the ages of 60 and 75 to help an underserved population find new friends and cope with life transitions. Marni Weiss, with support from Jewish Family Service and the Dallas JCC Senior…

Make your Black Friday count!

Thanksgiving is approaching quickly. Next week, my family will be watching this game again where guys in strange outfits bump into each other and try to catch a weird shaped ball getting thrown in the air. They play about 2 minutes and then there is a 15 minute commercial break. I believe that game is…

President’s Kol Nidre Appeal

G’mar chatimah tovah.  May you be sealed in the book of life for a good year.   Here I am –  my last Kol Nidre appeal. To me this this is a bittersweet moment, from now on I will be able to enjoy services with my wife and family. I will not have to torture…

President’s Speech Rosh Hashanah

L’ Shana Tova I would like to welcome our members, their families and our guests to our High Holy Days services. As I go into my fifth and final year as President of Adat Chaverim and before I review some of the highlights of my five years and then talk about my goals for Adat…

My Sermon for Yizkor 5778

This summer my mom gave me the photo album from my bar mitzvah 38 years ago.  Since she moved into an independent living facility, she’s been slowly going through boxes and boxes of stuff that she didn’t have time to go through before she moved.  It was really interesting to look through the old pictures,…