Monthly Archives: March 2013

Eagle Scout Project – B’nai Emunah Lobby Renovation

Andrew Whitlatch and his crew of volunteers spent a total of 20 hours over the weekend of March 2-3 renovating the B’nai Emunah lobby. On Saturday, the crew removed all fixtures and furniture before taking down the paneling that had … Continue reading

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The digging you must do yourself

 By Rabbi Mark Melamut Shalom Friends, A Happy Passover and Shavuot to you and your family! We move now in Jewish time from matzah to cheesecake, or, if you prefer, from Passover to Shavuot, with an enjoyable stop in between … Continue reading

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Sisterhood Crafts Day: Knitting, Beading and Jewelry Making! May 19th 12:30-2:30

By Sharon Bleviss Feeling crafty? Do you have broken jewelry at home, or one lost earring, and you don’t want to throw them away but you just don’t know what to do with it? Do you long to knit but … Continue reading

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Dr. Neil Risch Speaks About Genetic Disease and the Jewish Population

By Bonnie Lindauer Why are genetic diseases found in Ashkenzai Jews?   Because Ashkenazim constitute a distinct genetic subgroup which  is likely due to genetic drift and endogamy (mating within the genetic subgroup) over the past 1000+ years.  Are all Jewish genetic diseases … Continue reading

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A Bissel to Nibble #16 of 5773 – Four (and More) Questions

A Short Shabbat Reflection from the Weekly Torah Portion by Rabbi Mark Melamut *Bissel: (bis-sel) Yiddish. Meaning: “a little.” “Give me a bissel lox on my bagel, would you, darling?” A biselleh is even less. Parshat Tsav (Leviticus 6:1-8:36)/Shabbat Hagadol – … Continue reading

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Special Rules for Passover Potluck on 3/29/13

After some discussion, the Ritual Committee decided to hold the regular last Friday of the month potluck on March 29, which is during the middle of Passover.  This presents special challenges for participants: The consumption of Chametz is forbidden during … Continue reading

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Rabbi Mark Shares Some Links for Passover

Some recommendations from Rabbi Mark: 17 Flourless Desert Ideas Multiple Intelligences at the Seder Table A Fun Video – Seder Plate by The Macaroons Chag Sameach.

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