Chanukah Vacation

Chanukah vacation at The WBM
(according to school schedule):
Thurs, Dec 14th thru (and including) Weds, Dec 20th
Classes resume on Thurs, Dec 21st.
* There ARE classes on Weds, Dec 13 (first day of Chanukah).
* There are NO classes throughout the rest of the holiday.

Mother-Daughter Bat Mitzvah Program

With Dr. Caroline Peyser-Bollag

(in Hebrew)

Weds evenings, Jan 17-Mar 14

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New Series begins Jan 3rd

With Rabbi Prof Jeffrey Woolf

Weds 11:45-13:05

in English

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New Series begins Jan 8th

With Dena Freundlich

Mon 20:15-21:15

in English

Open to Men & Women

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This week’s Bereishit, Sefer HaYashar: Transformative Teachings of Rabbi Ya’akov Leiner class was dedicated by Elana Adams in memory of her father, דוד לוי ז”ל בן אלתר אליקים געצל דויטש
Hassidut on the Parsha was dedicated in memory of Anne Roemer z”l, Chiyena z”l bat Dvasha, by her daughter Dina Roemer

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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