Annual Courses 2018-19

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Dedications

Batya Hefter’s Wednesday class was dedicated by Chaya Pessel Sussman in memory of her father, מאיר בן-ציון ז”ל בן יעקב שמואל by his daughter, Chaya Pessel Sussman
Sara Jo Ben Zvi’s class was dedicated by Shari & Ari Greenspan, in memory of Shari’s parents, Dr. Herb Dash z”l הרשל יודל ז”ל בן יוסף אהרן והניה and Bobbie Dash z”l רחל ז”ל בת הערשל ושרה
Bracha Krohn’s Tuesday class was dedicated by Stephen & Marsha Donshik in memory of Marsha’s father, מנחם מנדל ז”ל בן משה יהודה הלוי

Parashat Hashavua

Chayei Sara: Haftara, A Second Chance

by Ilana Goldstein Saks  In our haftarah we see David Hamelech at the end of his life (Melachim I 1:1). Sadly, his last chapter does not seem to reflect a reign of greatness and achievement. Instead we see a weak, elderly king wallowing in the results of past...

Vayera: The Symbolism of the Brit Milah

by Rabbi Herzl Hefter In this week’s parasha, Avraham circumcises his son Yitschak. I have always thought it odd that cutting away the foreskin of the male organ should serve as the symbol of the covenant between God and the descendants of Avraham. In order to...

Holiday Thoughts

Yom Kippur – God Desires the Heart

By: Batya Hefter “God desires the Heart’; so teaches the Talmud. Where are our hearts, the seat of our desires and yearnings on this day?   Since Rosh Chodesh Elul we have been the saying pasuk in mizmor leDavid, לך אמר לבי, בקשו פני, את פניך אבקש.   On the face of...

Reflections on the Days of Judgment

by Batya Hefter These days of repentance and forgiveness intensify the ongoing struggle between judgement and unconditional love.  On the personal plane, this translates into a struggle between holding ourselves accountable as opposed to being forgiving of ourselves....

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