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CBH Is Like a Zumba Class

12/08/2019 09:33:48 AM

Dec8

Tammy Resnikoff

As a Zumba Instructor for almost 12 years I often ask myself outside of the music and movement what the appeal is of a Zumba class.  One of my students recently gave me some insight. 

 Its a place where you can come as you are.  Yes, you can wear the...Read more...

10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation About What Matters

08/08/2019 08:56:23 AM

Aug8

Stephanie Tran and Helene Goldfarb


A main function of the Social Action Committee is to facilitate conversations and action to address society’s challenges. We are involved in addressing food insecurity (SHIP, BRIDGES),...Read more...

Potatoes with Wild Mushrooms

03/02/2019 08:29:18 AM

Mar2

Yana Kane-Esrig

For our Food and Stories Potluck on March 15h, we asked our storytellers to accompany their stories of immigration from Eastern Europe with a favorite recipe from their home countries.  Yana gave us this delicious take on an old staple.

Boil young potatoes with thin skins (unpeeled).

Pan-fry chopped shallots until caramelized. Use some neutral oil (canola, grapeseed or the like). 

Soak...Read more...

Gratitude

01/18/2019 01:51:23 PM

Jan18

Yana Kane-Esrig

This November, my parents, Ada and Gene Kane, and I celebrated the 40th anniversary of our emigration from the Soviet Union. This is a significant moment for me, a time to contemplate this event, all that led up to it and all that followed.

I know how hard it was...Read more...

The Talmud

12/30/2018 09:28:26 AM

Dec30

Dr. Seuss (channeled through Steve Kaflowitz)

 

If during the night one spills one’s seed

In Judaism there arises a need

To figure out once the night turns to day

When and whether one may then pray

 

Not true for Christians, Muslims, or Druids

They never discuss their bodily fluids

That’s one reason why the Jews are so smart

They study with care all their bodily parts

Every limb, every organ,...Read more...

On My Conversion

07/15/2018 09:51:43 AM

Jul15

Nancy Mahl

 

My loving, kind, and fierce wife, Amy; my warm, wise, and generous father and mother-in-law; my brilliant and funny sister-in-law and her fine family in no way encouraged or required this conversion.  It came out of the experience of preparing for our Jewish wedding two years ago, and of learning from a gifted and patient teacher like Rabbi Hannah, who makes the simple complex and the complex simple in the best possible...Read more...

3rd Grade Midrash on Gen. 29-30: Leah and Rachel Marry Jacob

03/01/2016 11:48:07 AM

Mar1

Third Grade Class

The next morning Jacob walked to the bed to wake his wife.  “Who are you?! What are you doing here? Rachel? Leah! I was supposed to marry Rachel!”  He got so mad he accidentally kicked the fire and the house burned down.  Leah got burned and she stormed off very mad.

But Laban and Rachel were still sleeping.  Their beds were outside in the cold air and it was 20 degrees below zero.  Laban got frozen and...Read more...

Poems from Gail Fishman Gerwin workshop

01/26/2016 10:43:32 AM

Jan26

On January 9, Congregation Beth Hatikvah members had a workshop with poet Gail Fishman Gerwin who guided us in writing poems about our “Kinfolk.”  Checkout some of the poems below - 

Sponge Cake

By Cindy Slavin

Sitting on the floor of my grandmother's den,

the Tall Sponge Cake Towered Over Me.

The empty carton in the kitchen trash was proof

of the dozen eggs now sponging in the...Read more...

CBH Dreams Inspired by Judy Chicago's "And Then"

01/22/2016 11:35:35 AM

Jan22

In January Easy Shabbat fell on Martin Luther King Day weekend, so we decided to share our dreams.  After reading Judy Chicago’s poem “And Then,” we created our own visions of the future.

 

Ali Wolf 

And then no man will be discriminated against

And then all creatures will be treated with respect and kindness

And then the ice in people’s hearts will thaw

And then love will...Read more...

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