Education

Torah Study: Tu b’Shvat

If you wish to do a short text study with a friend, here is a taste!  

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Neshama

Listen to this meditation and teaching on Neshama (soul).  

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Aleinu

A practice in listening. Below is the song transliterated from hebrew into english. Below that is the meditation. See if you can listen to the prayer while practicing this simple meditation. PDF here.  Aleinu Dorice’s Thoughts: Traditionally the author of the Aleinu prayer is known as the prophet Joshua credited with composing this prayer when he was…

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Aleinu: 2

A practice in listening. Below is the song transliterated from hebrew into english. Below that is the meditation. See if you can listen to the prayer while practicing this simple meditation. PDF here.  Aleinu Dorice’s Thoughts: When I came to america I noticed that not all prayers are the same everywhere. The alienu prayer is but one…

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A Chanukah Mitzvah

Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah (one mitzvah leads to another). A week ago, our youth went to the Rose Schnitzer Manor to participate in a multigenerational Chanukah project with the seniors. In addition, we went Chanukah singing in every place where residents gathered. At one point, a nurse approached me and asked if we would not mind going…

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Chanukah Blessing

Chanukah Blessing! From Dorice’s Weekly Highlights: I love this time a year so much. It is darker early, it is a bit cold, and we gather with our friends and family for a tradition that is over 2,000 years old: to light the chanukiah. When else in Judaism are we all obligated to light? You would…

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V’shamru Saturday Kiddush

  I grew up with this prayer being sung in our Kiddush lunch table every Saturday. My father will fill his cup to its fullest, and will sing this song while sitting (while the Kiddush on Friday night he was standing as to greet the Shabbat queen) to express the unity of the Jewish people.…

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Friday Night Kiddush: Shabbat Blog #2

Friday Night Kiddush To sanctify the Shabbat, Jews all over the world recite or hear the kiddush, the blessing over the wine. In our home we have a silver fountain kiddush set where my husband or my son hold the wine cup, recite and lead us all in the blessing, and then pour it onto…

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Shabbat Tools!

I love that time where I gather my family around the Shabbat candles, I light the candles and then together we recite the blessings. Growing up in an Orthodox household, and being female, I did not go to shul on friday night. Instead I lit the shabbat candles with my mom and waited for the men…

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Shabbat!

Next week I will start a series of Blogs about Shabbat.  You will learn the blessings, the rituals, some recipes, and of course songs to sing around the table! Make sure you tune to that—a ton of fun! Mitzvah opportunity Do you want to sit at your thanksgiving table knowing that you helped bring a…

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    Jan25
    Morning MinyanTime: 7:25 am
    Jan25
    Talmud ClassTime: 7:30 pm
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