Back to the Shtetl

Back to the Shtetl March 27, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Dr. Pinny Young Thursday March 26th was the day our daughter Leia was going to marry Moshe Baitelman of Vancouver, BC. The wedding festivities would begin with a beachfront ceremony in...

Moving Past Hand Shaking

Moving Past Hand Shaking March 13, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein Creating Sacred Boundaries at the Tim of the Coronavirus We Jews love to shake hands.  At Congregation Shir Shalom, we shake hands before services, we...

Come as we really are

Come as we really are March 6, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Rabbi Jonathan Freirich Purim is almost here! Costumes, celebrations, and caring – the three “C’s” of Purim – dressing up, gathering for joyous festivities, and sending gifts of...

Thinking Big

Thinking Big February 28, 2020 Jewish Thought of the Week | My Jewish Buffalo By Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein Why We Should Aspire to do the Things Seemingly Beyond our Reach Over the past month, I have witnessed the set of our Purim spiel come to life. Based on the hit...