Posts from May 2014

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Up All Night – Teachings of the Torah on Shavuot

by Naomi Gurt Lind

On Shavuot, we celebrate receiving the Torah at Mt. Sinai. It is traditional on Shavuot to stay up all night studying Torah. We do it to outdo our ancestors, who had to be awoken that morning at Mt. Sinai with thunder, lightening, the sound of the shofar, and possibly the mountain being turned upside-down. Like […]

Practice Makes Purpose—One Day at a Time

by Rabbi Sonia Saltzman

We are nearly at the end of the 7-week stretch between Passover and Shavuot—a period when we keep track of the passage of time between our release from slave-life (Passover) and the time when we were ready to receive the responsibilities of free-life (Shavuot).  To do the tracking process, which is known as ‘The Counting […]

Oh What a Night! – A Word from our Music & Worship Co-Chairs

by David Leifer

Hello One and All, As musician Michael Franti wrote, “Music has the power to bring people together.” What a tremendous evening accomplished through the tremendous effort from each and every one of our volunteers! I thank each of you for your support, all of the work leading up to the event, and everyone’s efforts the […]

What goes around…

by Naomi Gurt Lind

A family in our community has recently been blessed with triplet daughters! The girls are doing well and will soon be home. As I was talking with the mother when she dropped off her preschool-aged son at the TCEE, she mentioned that for now – while the girls are still in the NICU – the […]

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