Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program

With Dr. Caroline Peyser-Bollag

(in Hebrew)

Weds evenings, Jan 17-Mar 14

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Rosh Chodesh Adar with The Women's Beit Midrash

Thursday, February 15, 2018


At the home of Timna Katz

Migdal Eder 20/2, Neve Daniel

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Shani Taragin’s Wednesday class was dedicated by Deena Lawi, in memory of her aunt, רחל לאה ז”ל בת מרדכי ויהודית
Sara Jo Ben Zvi’s Tuesday class was dedicated by Eileen Fridman in memory of her mother, Tzila Kopelowicz-Zakheim z”l bat Israel Chanan & Etel.
Bracha Krohn’s Tuesday class was dedicated by Gittel Cohen in memory of her grandmother, Faige z”l bat Chanoch Hanoch.
Sara Jo Ben Zvi’s Tuesday class was dedicated by Rosalind Cohen in memory of her mother, דבורה חיה ז”ל בת משה.
Batya Hefter’s Wednesday shiur was dedicated by Yael Simckes in memory of her mother, Barbara Melnick z”l

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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