Posts from April 2016

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True Inspiration by Mia Klinger-Powell

by Naomi Fisher

Our TOS Talks Speaker, Loretta Claiborne, touched hearts and minds when she came to Ohabei Shalom.  Mia Klinger-Powell, one of the “ambassadors” from our congregation for this TOS Talk, has written a moving reflection about Ms. Claiborne and the inspiring message of inclusion that she brought to our community, which you can find below. It’s […]

It’s Almost Passover–Are You Ready?

by Amy Deutsch

Personally–I’m certainly not! I always find there’s a bit of a scramble in the pre-Passover time. I’m planning seder meals, shopping for matzah and those ubiquitous chocolate lollipops, and always wondering what my children will eat when I take away their bread, pasta, and favorite breaded chicken fingers. And then there’s the question of how […]

TOS Walks for Hunger Relief on May 1 – Join us!

by Naomi Gurt Lind

In Pirkei Avot (Sayings of the Fathers) Rabbi Elazar ben Azaryah wrote, “Im ein kemach, ein Torah. Im ein Torah, ein kemach.” (If there is no food, there is no Torah. If there is no Torah, there is no food.) This intriguing paradox teaches us that we cannot expect — of ourselves or others — to […]

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