May 2009 Blog Posts (7)

Shalom God

I wanted to let everyone know that as of today, May 30th, the evening after Shavuot, I will be sharing a new blog (web log) called Shalom God. You can read my posts and even subscribe to have them sent directly to your email by visiting Please spread the word and feel free to leave your…

Added by Rabbi David on May 30, 2009 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Saying Kaddish Too Soon?

Saying Kaddish Too Soon?

Opinion, The Jewish Daily Forward

By Jonathan D. Sarna

Published May 27, 2009, issue of June 05, 2009.

‘With a heavy heart we will soon say Kaddish on the Reform and Conservative movements,” Rabbi Norman Lamm, the distinguished chancellor of Yeshiva University, recently proclaimed in an interview with The Jerusalem Post. “The future of American Jewry is in the hands of Haredim and the Modern Orthodox.”

Lamm’s triumphalistic… Continue

Added by Rabbi David on May 27, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Obama and Netanyahu: Hopes for America and Israel

A Community Discussion Obama and Netanyahu: Hopes for America and Israel

Thursday, June 18, 2009 7:30 p.m.

Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton Centre

As the new Obama and Netanyahu administrations work together to shape the U.S.-Israel relationship, many American Jews are examining their own connection to Israel and its importance to their lives. A panel of experts on American Jewish life and politics examine what the… Continue

Added by Rabbi David on May 26, 2009 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Red Lox Nation

Dear Friends,

At the end of their senior year at Gann, students have the opportunity to spend six weeks engaging in meaningful internships, seminars, or senior projects.

We are very excited to have successfully completed our Senior Project Cookbook: Red Lox Nation!

This cookbook is a compilation of 50 recipes from influential Bostonian Jews, including Larry Bacow, Anita Diamant, Stanley Fischer, Steve Grossman, Bob and Myra Kraft, Rabbi Harold Kushner,… Continue

Added by Rabbi David on May 26, 2009 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Something fun

Yiddish license plates on YouTube
(It's at if the link doesn't work)

Added by Lori Novick-Carson on May 25, 2009 at 11:38am — No Comments

A girl has donated money from her Bat Mitzvah to buy developmental toys for sick babies

I saw this report on the 1010 WINS newspage (1010 WINS is the New York equivalent of WBZ) and was 'scheping nachas' from such a wonderful story. Thank G-d, we all have lot of celebrations and simchas like graduations, weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs coming up. Perhaps we should all make a good effort the next time we have a big celebration to remember to put aside some tzedakah towards a worthy cause.

All the best,

"Moreh" Mark Leibowitz

A girl has donated money from her… Continue

Added by "Moreh" Mark Leibowitz on May 22, 2009 at 7:52am — No Comments

Adult Learning through Meah!

As you know we are in the midst of recruitment for the new session of Me’ah classes which will begin in the Fall of 2009. Me’ah is an exciting two year course of adult study taught by renowned scholars. Me’ah is a program that has already touched many of your friends and neighbors. Subsidized by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Me’ah is a partnership between the community, the Hebrew College and the local congregations. Now might be the best time for you to consider Me’ah given the following… Continue

Added by Rabbi David on May 11, 2009 at 12:20pm — No Comments

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