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. … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More


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 … Read More

Hoshana Rabah

In Israel the holiday of Hoshana Rabbah and Simchat Torah was one day.  When I came to the United States, I was somewhat confused…Outside of the land of Israel these two holidays are separated. These two holidays are commonly thought … Read More


“You shall hold the Feast of Huts…You shall rejoice in your festival… for seven days… for the Lord your God will bless you in all your income and all your handiwork, and you shall be fully joyful”.  (Deuteronomy 16:13-17) With … Read More

A Pure Heart

In the Bible,  book of Deuteronomy chapter 30:6 it is said וּמָל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת-לְבָבְךָ, וְאֶת-לְבַב זַרְעֶךָ:  לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ–לְמַעַן חַיֶּיךָ. “The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you … Read More