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Seeking Sephardic Recipes

Rabbi Amy and I have been working to introduce “Diversity of Judaism” into the Bshul curriculum.  Jews certainly don’t all look the same and depending on where we come from there are differences to our cooking ingredients and recipes.  This year in Bshul we have mostly focused on Ashkenazi (European decent) & Israeli recipes.  With my…

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What’s New in the Judaica Shop?

Great Wine Selection–Tallitot–Jewelry–Gifts! We have a white wine rack and red wine rack, and both have brief wine descriptions attached for more information.  And we want to hear your reviews of the different wines we are stocking. There are great house gifts, hostess gifts, and we will wrap a bottle of wine to make it look…

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Tu BiShvat Fruit Pizzas

Tu BiShvat is a minor Jewish Holiday occuring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, which in 2016 coincides with January 25th.   In Pittsburgh the cold abounds, but in Israel it is the season when the earliest blooming trees begin a new fruit bearing cycle. This holiday is also called “Rosh Hashanah La…

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Kadima Board Application

Use the form at the bottom of this page to submit your application for the Executive Board of Kadima Deadline for 2016-2017 Year:    Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 If you have any question, email Jacqueline Radin Kadima Board Position Job Descriptions President: Oversees the rest of the board. Representative of Kadima to the synagogue. Provides senior…

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Jewish Diversity and Vegetable Soup

Jews are diverse, yet we are tied to each other historically and religiously. In preparation for Torah Weekend, November 18-20, featuring Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, the leader of the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda, Bshul is focusing on Jewish Diversity. I am teaching students that historically Jews around the world were a migrating people.  As Jews moved about, they often married…

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Rabbi Alex’s Blog: Make Time

I have a theory that without Maimonides, we wouldn’t be here today, that he saved Judaism. Now, I won’t say he’s my hero, he wasn’t the best husband. But, without him, I don’t think I’d have a job. So, who exactly is Maimonides? There is a saying, “From Moses to Moses there arose no one…

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The Fabrics of Our Lives

Americans are fashion conscious. Particularly, they like to buy new clothes. There is even a term, “retail therapy,” that is often associated with purchasing items of clothing to elevate one’s mood. Cheap clothing at mainstream retailers lets people change wardrobes and styles as frequently as their wallets allow. While these habits can help support the…

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Junk Mail

Junk mail. Its very name implies something that we don’t want or need. I know at our house, it tends to make up the majority of the mail we get any given day. What can you do with it all? Some people recycle it, either at home or bring it to the closest Abitibi bin,…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Plastic Recycling

Try to imagine a day where you go without using plastic—it’s impossible. From yogurt containers to shampoo bottles to takeout containers, plastic is a part of our daily lives. Just a few years ago, this didn’t bother many people because recycling plastic was easier and more commonplace. South Hills townships used to recycle all plastics…

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