I've Always Wondered
Who Was Yip Harburg? Originally Published May 29-30, 2020.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month!  Edgar Y. “Yip” Harburg (he liked to say his middle name was “Yipsel,” but folks were dubious) was born Isidore Hochberg on April 8, 1896, to Lewis Hochberg and Mary Ricing, from Russia, on New York’s Lower East Side.  We lost him to a car accident on March 5, […]

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Shavuot 5780 - Youth Tefillah Blog

On Shavuot, we remember how lucky we are, how fun it is to learn, and being together. It is one of the pilgrimage festivals and one of the best of the year!

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I've Always Wondered
Who Was Belle Miriam (Silverman) Greenough? Originally Published May 22-23, 2020.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month!  Belle Miriam Silverman was born on May 25, 1929, in Brooklyn, NY, to insurance broker Morris Silverman and musician Sonia (Shirley Bahn) Silverman.  She would become a powerful presence in many ways.  We lost her on July 2, 2007, to lung cancer.  Belle began performing at age three, was […]

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Bamidbar 5780 - Youth Tefillah Blog

This week’s Torah portion is Bamidbar, the first week of a new book of the Torah! Each book is a chance to start over and learn even more!

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05/28/20: Youth Tikkun Leil Shavu'ot

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85751743339   Meeting ID: 857 5174 3339 One tap mobile +19292056099,,85751743339# US (New York) +13017158592,,85751743339# US (Germantown)   Dial by your location         +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)         +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)         +1 312 626 6799 US […]

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05/31/20: Derekh Post-Shavu'ot Learning

beginning at 10:00 a.m. Hungry for more learning after Shavo'ut? Couldn’t stay up all night? On Sunday 5/31 at 10AM Derekh is hosting a post-Shavu'ot learning opportunity! First join Rabbi Adelson to learn about "Foundational Rabbinic Texts: Telling the Story of Rabbinic Judaism." This will be followed by lay-led study sessions to join for small […]

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06/07/20: C&C Theatre Talk

Sunday June 7th, 1-2 pm We invite you to join us in reading and discussing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Angels in America takes place in another time, not too far away from our own, and in another pandemic: HIV affected millions of Americans who struggled to survive, love, and heal in […]

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Who Was Bessie Abramowitz Hillman? Originally Published May 15-16, 2020.

Born Bas Sheva Abramowitz on May 15, 1889, in Grodno Guberniia, Belarus, Bessie Hillman would become a leader of American labor.  Ms. Abramowitz set out for America in 1905 with an older cousin, reportedly to avoid the matchmakers.  She was given the name Bessie at Ellis Island, and she headed to Chicago, where she had […]

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Behar-Behukotai 5780 - Youth Tefillah Blog

This week’s Torah portion is Behar-Behukotai. In it, we learn about something really important, the difference between doing a good thing and a bad thing.

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06/05/2020: Shababababa

beginning at 5:15 p.m. Join Rabbi Adelson over Zoom for Shababababa! Put the chicken in the pot, sing Lekha Dodi, and do kiddush together at 5:15pm on June 5. Grab a cup of grape juice and a bite of challah to bless together at the end of Shababababa! Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/896828166

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