Posts from February 2014

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Going the Distance: Driving our Community Forward

by Naomi Gurt Lind

Over the Presidents Day holiday, I spent a riotous weekend in New York. On the bus trip down to the city, our bus driver – who, judging by the inflection of his speech, did not grow up with snow – ran into a bit of trouble. As we were leaving from our ten-minute safety stop, […]

JOSTY Shul – In: A thank you from the URJ

by Molly Coller

The following is a thank you letter from Leah King, Regional Director of Youth Engagement, Northeast for the Union for Reform Judaism:  Dear Rabbi Saltzman, Cantor Schloss, Sue, Shari, and Jen, Thank you so much for hosting the JOSTY shul-in again this year. It’s been over a week since the 7th and 8th graders went home and […]

The JOSTY Regional Shul In 5774/2014: Thank You!

by Jen Whitman

On February 1st and 2nd, over 100 7th & 8th graders from 21 different synagogues joined us at Temple Ohabei Shalom for our 22nd Annual JOSTY Regional Shul In. Every year, JOSTY (Junior Ohabei Shalom Temple Youth), our 7th & 8th grade youth group, opens our doors to all of the 7th & 8th graders […]

Blessings, Bagels & Bina

by Rabbi Sonia Saltzman

Torah Study is back, but in somewhat different garb… This past Shabbat we inaugurated Blessings, Bagels and Bina (which means wisdom in Hebrew). At 10:30 am about twenty-five of us gathered around a table in the Chapel for morning blessings and for an opportunity to engage in extended Torah Study. We framed the conversation with the […]

Volunteering is going viral – catch the spirit!

by Naomi Gurt Lind
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Here at Temple Ohabei Shalom, we have been working on building a Culture of Participation. Many congregants already know the pleasure, satisfaction and friendship that come with participating in Temple activities, and we’d like to share that feeling with more of you! (Yes, you!) The prospect of helping in the community can be daunting. For […]

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