How to Make Shavuot at Home

How to Make Shavuot at Home

PREPARATION Tallit, kipah, shofar two candles for Yom Tov, small candle for Yiskor memorial, flowers and greens on your table, Kiddush cup, cheese/bread/honey snack SHAVUOT at YOUR FAMILY TABLE Place flowers, greens, candles, Kiddush cup and snack on your table Put on...
Shavuot

Shavuot

Shavuot in the New Millennium or “Who Wrote the Book of Love?”   As we celebrate Shavuot this year, take time to Read the Book of Ruth. It is the traditional reading for this festival. The Book of Ruth takes us back to the beauty and mystery of love. Love that...
Celebrate Passover End With Mimouna

Celebrate Passover End With Mimouna

“Mimouna” Concluding Passover With A Sephardi Festival  Mimouna, (pronounced “mee-moh-oo-na” ) is the name given to the little known seder that celebrates the end of the eight days of the Passover festival  According to journalist Ophir Toubul (Cafe...
Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance Compels a Pluralistic Approach to Synagogue Life   Sergio Della Pergola, child of the Holocaust, was born in Trieste, Italy in 1942. He survived to become the leading authority in the demography and statistics related to the Jewish...
Ancient Seder Traditions

Ancient Seder Traditions

Ancient Seder Traditions Was the Last Supper a Passover Seder? Originally, Passover night was a rather informal affair, There was no ornate Passover plate, no Haggadah, the book of prayers and blessings that we today at every Passover seder.  Instead in ancient times...