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Are you a Brother? – Parshat Vayigash

26 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Family feuds are common. People have been disagreeing for years about issues pertaining to anything and everything. We hear stories and wonder how such silly disputes turn into such nasty fights. Siblings end up not talking to each other for years and sometimes they can’t even remember the reasons for their squabble. How are we […]

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Shabbat Parshat Mikeitz

19 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Join us for Shabbat morning minyan at 9:30am with Kiddush following services. Have you ever wondered why adults seem to get comfortable with the darkness while children remain afraid? Is it maturity that causes this change or is it something else altogether? Perhaps the message of Chanukah can shed light on this question. A man […]

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Saturday Night Chanukah Live!!

16 Dec 2014 | 0 comments

Live from the Orchard Street Shul…. it’s Saturday Night Chanukkah! Come and join us on December 20th for a special night of live acoustic music, food and fun. Admission is free and all are welcome! Havdallah and Menorah Lighting (with sufganiyot!) starts at 7:00. Check out acoustic music upstairs in our gorgeous sanctuary, and falafel, knishes […]

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With All The Trimmings

28 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

We’ve all had Thanksgiving parties with family and friends, and we’ve all enjoyed the day off. However we’ve all been at someone’s house when they have had all the trimmings but the turkey was dry. Basically, the key component is overcooked and overlooked. Well that is sort of what happens to the whole thanksgiving idea. […]

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It’s Not For Sale

21 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

When the housing market is slow, they tell you it’s not a time to sell. There are some things that never are supposed to be sold, period. Perhaps the most consequential sale in the history of business occurs during this week’s Torah portion. You would think that there would have been board meetings along with […]

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From Blessing to Reality

14 Nov 2014 | 0 comments

Many people wake up in the morning knowing there will be a difficult task ahead of them during the coming day. For some the challenges come daily and for others it’s more sporadic. We can struggle with making a living, we can struggle with interpersonal relationships and we can even struggle with ourselves. In this […]

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Parshat Lech Lecha

31 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Finding Yourself Many books have been written to help people find themselves. There are various methods suggested and different exercises offered all with the goal of assisting people with understanding who they are and they are here to accomplish. If you are not the reading type you can try traveling to a distant land in […]

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Parshat Noach

24 Oct 2014 | 0 comments

Come Build an Ark Noach was the man of the hour. G-d was going to bring a flood to destroy the world due to humanities perverse and unjust actions, and He asked Noach and his family to build an ark that would house the family along with at least two of each type of animal. […]

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Parshat Ki Tavo

12 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

When do we understand things? When can we say we have a handle on a situation? Many times we come across a scenario or state of affairs and we may quickly make ‘educated’ decisions about how to act. That can’t be all there is to coming to a conclusion, there must be another element to […]

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Erev Rosh Hashana Dinner

10 Sep 2014 | 0 comments

Join us on Wednesday evening September 24th at 6:30pm as we usher in the New Year with a festive holiday dinner open to all. There is no charge for dinner, but space is limited and an RSVP is absolutely required. Please reserve your seat by sending a note to

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