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Librarian Paula Fine - April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
Remembering Deborah (Debbie) Carter Berkson. Recently I spoke to a man who works at an agency where Debbie volunteered her time. He said,...
Rabbi Marc E. Berkson - April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
When my mother died in 2003, I wrote some words for this space as I reflected on her death and my loss. I now take from that column as I cop...
Cantor David Barash - April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
Purim Thanks A hearty Yasher Koach (congratulations) goes out to our Megillah Meisters for an incredible Walt Disney Purim spiel! Thanks ...
President Michael Levin – April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
From Our President: I have written several times about the ways in which a community supports its members, and how true this is for our E...
Executive Director Andrew Appel – April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
CEEBJ’s Annual Commitment Program The approach of Spring and the celebration of Passover mark an important time in our congregational cal...
Interim School Principal Susan Bornstein-Forst - April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
Being a native New Yorker I remember those Saturday nights when my husband and I would get the New York Times Sunday edition just to get a j...
The Why of Why? – April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
Why? Q: Why do we avoid eating chametz on Passover? A: It is a mitzvah to eat matzah during the seder itself. It is a separate but imp...
Ha-Kol Editor Cary Silverstein - April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
Growing Up Jewish in New York in the 1950s Whenever I think of Passover, it brings tears to my eyes. Why? Because when we had Passover at...
Brotherhood President Garrett Butenhoff – April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
From Our President It’s hard to believe that the Religious School year is starting to wrap up. With the end of the year, it’s time for a ...
Women of Emanu-El President Ruth Treisman – April 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
From Our President As you receive your Ha-Kol this month, we will be observing Passover. I am reminded about the incredible women I work...
President Michael Levin – March 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
From Our President This moment in the life of our congregation brings to mind the words of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes): A season is set for ...
Interim School Principal Susan Bornstein-Forst - March 1, 2018 from Ha-Kol
A famous Midrash tells us that during the Exodus, when the Israelites reached the Red Sea, it did not automatically part. Faced with certa...
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