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…

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…

High Holy Days Food Drive

Food Drive Schedule 09/21 – CFTY will distribute collection bags 09/22 – 09/30  – fill up your bags with shelf stable food items, toiletries or peanut butter and drop the bags off at Adat Chaverim 10/08 – 10 AM – Together will the 5th graders, let’s sort the collected items and load our truck. 10/08…

Yom Ha’Shoah – Never Forget

Every year we honor the six millions lost during the terrible times of the Holocaust. Never Forget ! This year our Yom Ha’Shoah commemoration will be very unique experience based on the Passover Seder. As we commemorate the memory of the lost and celebrate our survival we will be reading “Gathering from the Whirlwind” – a…

April 21 – Earth Day Shabbat

Join us for a Shabbat Service with special readings about nature and the environment. Celebrate Earth Day! This is an excellent opportunity to strengthen our individual roles as guardians of the earth by supporting environmental initiatives, planting trees or even tending a private garden. The Torah begins with a thorough description of creation, it shows…

Are Our Cell Phones Our Egypt?

Passover and the first and second night Seders just happened. We planned or attended a Seder, we reunited with family and friends, we told the story of exodus again, and we enjoyed symbolic food and a great dinner. When we counted the 10 plagues we placed a drop of wine in our plates for each…

There is beauty in the world

Lately anti-Semitism has filled the news, vandalism in synagogues, desecration of Jewish cemeteries, bomb threats in Jewish Schools or JCCs and more. Even here in Dallas, our JCC was under a bomb threat, a swastika was placed on a pole on a highway, a Jewish student was bullied at his University and there was probably…

MyRunning+MyApp+MyPlaylist = My Shabbat Service

You know that running is my passion. Every time I am at the start line and I look around, I see my fellow runners. They come in all shapes and sizes, all age groups, some fashionable, some not, in short they are a diverse network, just as reform Jews. We wish each other good luck,…

A walk through the History of Volunteering – The Jewish Perspective

Very often volunteering has been seen as a cheap and amateur version of work that could be better done by a “a paid for” professional. Voluntary work is actually something else altogether. It is an expression of shared responsibility for a common good or a common goal. It is a personal engagement in pursuit of…

The little red pencil

My mother and father were 7 and 9 years old when World War II was over. They survived by pure luck. My mother passed away before my children were born and my father passed away when my children were very young. With the encouragements of my husband Steve I have started to write short stories…