Posts by Shari Churwin

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Did you know?

by Shari Churwin

February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). This is part of a series of blog posts highlighting Inclusion at Temple Ohabei Shalom and cultivating diverse voices within our community.   Did you know that February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion month? At Temple Ohabei Shalom, we are proud of our integrated and inclusive […]

Hello from the Other Side

by Shari Churwin

A highlight of my drive to drop-off my daughters at school (and trust me, some days it can be a long drive from South Brookline with three girls!) is listening to popular hits on the radio. As I approach Hannah’s becoming a Bat Mitzvah this weekend, I can’t tell you how much Adele’s “Hello” resonates […]

Cooking B’yachad – Cooking Together!

by Shari Churwin

Come and join me, Chef Tammy, as we cook side-by-side in our  Cooking B’Yachad afternoon enrichment class. For eight weeks, we will highlight different ingredients that go into food, and make fun and yummy recipes, too. Here’s a taste of what we’ll do: Make butter Hide vegetables in bread and dips Create vegetarian sushi Start our own pickles […]

Making Time for Mitzvah Day

by Shari Churwin

My children look forward to the events planned for this coming Sunday all year long.  It is truly a highlight of their year, an annual tradition, a community event not to be missed …Pumpkinfest at Lincoln School!    Imagine my dismay when I discovered that Pumpkinfest and TOS’ Mitzvah Day coincide on the very same day on our […]

How Do They Know?

by Shari Churwin

I am looking forward to our first Tot Shabbat and Shabbat B’yachad of the year.  This evening is such a wonderful expression of the best of our multigenerational community.  I love how the evening unfolds with the unique Shabbat celebrations, dinner, and services. Most of all, I love watching my children who are are happily […]

The Time is Now … Sukkot and Simchat Torah

by Shari Churwin

Yesterday, one of my daughters asked “Why are all of the Jewish holidays so close together?  Shouldn’t we take a little break before the next one?”  I can tell you that as a Jewish professional I would love to move the holidays around and space them out more evenly.  But alas … At Ohabei Shalom […]

Time Is On My Side

by Shari Churwin

For me, a teacher and educator for more than 18 years, there is something  very special and symbolic about the convergence of Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and the beginning of school.  Rosh Hashanah reminds us to always take the time (and space) to step back and reflect on both the past and the […]

My Remarks from Teacher Appreciation Shabbat

by Shari Churwin

Tonight, we mark the end of the fourth year of the trust center and the eighteenth year of the Ansin Religious School.  Eighteen is an important number in Judaism — it stands for chai, Hebrew for life.  As I walk down the halls of our schools I can see our teachers bringing Judiasm into the […]