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Comments to a Jewish Gathering Before the Women’s March Philadelphia, January 18th, 2020

We are Here: Parashat Shemot 5780 A Jewish Gathering before the Women’s March Philadelphia, January 18th, 2020 Rabbi Annie Lewis [SING] זאָג ניט קיין מאָל, אַז דו גייסט דעם לעצטן וועג, כאָטש הימלען בלײַענע פֿאַרשטעלן בלויע טעג. קומען וועט נאָך אונדזער אויסגעבענקטע שעה – ס׳וועט אַ פּויק טאָן אונדזער טראָט: מיר זײַנען דאָ! zog nit… Read More

Posted: January 24, 2020 by

Caught In Between

Vayeshev 5780 / 21 December 2019

I’ve never had a lot of sympathy or patience for Joseph. The Torah introduced his character by describing his favorite pastime as ויבא את דבתם רעה אל אביהם, “He brought bad reports about his brothers to their father.” 1 Joseph’s brothers’ apparent desire to murder him shocks us – appropriately so – but really, can you blame them?… Read More

Posted: December 26, 2019 by

Sip ‘N’ Shop Fundraiser for Early Childhood A Success

They came to shop in support of BZBI.  BZBI’s recent Sip ‘N’ Shop fundraiser in early December on behalf of Early Childhood brought more than 100 people to the synagogue looking to purchase Hannukah gifts and enjoy cocktails, light bites, and raffles. Sip ‘N’ Shop, co-chaired by Hannah Appel and Arielle Kerstein, is one of… Read More

Posted: December 24, 2019 by

We Are In This Together

Va-yishlah 5780 / December 12, 2019

גַּם כִּי־אֵלֵךְ בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת לֹא־אִירָא רָע כִּי־אַתָּה עִמָּדִי׃  Gam ki elech b’gei tzalmavet, lo ira rah, ki atah imadi As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no harm, for You are with me;  I have been singing this verse from the 23rd psalm over and over this past… Read More

Posted: December 18, 2019 by

Summary of December Board Meeting

D’var Torah Rabbi Annie taught us a new song, praise God for rolling dark to light and back again. This was related to origins of Hanukkah with a midrash about Adam, and then connecting it to community. Consent Agenda & Announcements The following were approved with the added comments. Approval of November Board meeting minutes:… Read More

Posted: December 12, 2019 by