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Friday Night Kiddush: Shabbat Blog #2
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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 … Read More

Shabbat Tools!
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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

Adult Education Classes at Shaarie Torah
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Through excellence and innovation in programming, Congregation Shaarie Torah’s Adult education inspires members to seek a deeper understanding of Judaism and to affirm their Jewish heritage, culture, practice, and values. Our adult education program wrestles with the complexities of our … Read More

Shabbat!
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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
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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

ABOUT THE HOLIDAY OF SUKKOT
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“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

Koach Program
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Thanks for your interest in the Koach Program! Registration is now closed. If you want more information or have questions, please call our office: (503)226-6131 A little about the Koach Program B’nai Mitzvah is not only for the 13 year … Read More

A Discussion for the High Holy Days
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I came across this as I was preparing myself for the high Holy Days. And I loved it. So, here it is for you! Discuss it with your loved ones around the dinner table this week, and we will see … Read More

A Pure Heart
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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