This Week and Upcoming

A list of proposed courses for the summer of 2016 is available. Each class is designed to be approximately 10 sessions. All classes are open to the entire Jewish community.  Classes that receive a minimum of six registrants will begin in early June.

JCafe will be hosting Boardman Jazz Band Ensemble 1, on THURSDAY, MAY 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. This group is the most advanced of three Continue reading

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ENDOWMENT FUND OFFERS MANY OPPORTUNITIES

By:  Jerold A. Haber, President

“We understand that the entire religious life is intended to cultivate an awareness that the world is filled with divine radiance, that each moment can be a Sinai for the one whose heart and mind are open.” Rabbi Arthur Green

BUILDING A BRIDGE TO TOMORROW

In formally establishing the Ohev Tzedek-Shaarei Torah Congregation Endowment Fund in 1995, synagogue executive leadership went on record as having stated their “belief that the financial strength of the Synagogue will be Continue reading

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Sermon: Acharei Mot – After the Deaths, What Now? Thoughts about Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzmaut, and Rededication

Sermon: Acharei Mot – After the Deaths, What Now? Thoughts about Yom HaShoah, Yom HaAtzmaut, and Rededication

 

Dear Friends,

The name of this morning’s Torah portion – Acharei Mot – means after the death, referring to the tragic loss of Aharon’s older sons, who died bringing an alien fire before
G-d. This week we commemorated Yom HaShoah, which memorializes and mourns the deaths of six million of our people. What did Aharon the High Priest do after the deaths, and what do we do after the deaths of so many? What do any of us do after a death of a loved one?

Aharon’s loss was presented back in chapter 10 of Leviticus; afterward, we read, Aharon was silent. The reaction to death is often a stunned silence. I think we can recall that the overwhelming reaction to the Shoah was also silence, nationally and personally. So many children of survivors grew up with their parents hardly speaking a word about what they witnessed, what they endured, who they lost, how they survived. As a people, and as a Continue reading

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This Week and Upcoming

A list of proposed courses for the summer of 2016 is available. Each class is designed to be approximately 10 sessions. All classes are open to the entire Jewish community.  Classes that receive a minimum of six registrants will begin in early June.

Join us as we celebrate Israel Independence Day featuring a performance by Israeli-American comedian BENJI LOVITT.  We’ll also enjoy traditional food, singing, dancing, and a special program for teens including movie and refreshments, MONDAY, MAY 16, Continue reading

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