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Sparks of the Divine (and the mundane)

By Rabbi Ori Bergman What is Tikkun Olam?  Literally, the words mean to fix/rectify the olam, which our sages say comes from the world, Helem, hidden. Our world is a hidden mystery where truth and falsehood or good and bad are often difficult to distinguish. We come...

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Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

By Dr. Theodore Steinberg This week we begin reading the book of D’varim, Deuteronomy, one of the most magnificent books in the Tanach, but instead of looking at that, I would like to focus on another aspect of this Shabbat, which is known as Shabbat Chazon, the...

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Taking on a New Skill: Civilization

By Rabbi Sara Rich My assumption about the lifestyle of the Israelites when they were wandering through the desert for 40 years was that they were a caravan frequently on the move. They were the first “wandering Jews” on a seemingly endless hike through the...

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Deborah Cohen

Combating Voter Suppression during Covid-19 Given the global pandemic and current social and political unrest, many people are becoming involved with voter engagement.  Voting allows people to make their voices heard and participate in the political system. According...

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Macie Clawson

Hillel of Buffalo welcomed Macie Clawson as the newly hired Springboard Innovation Specialist to Buffalo this past Monday! A recent graduate of the University of Kansas, Macie was an active leader at KU Hillel and brings to this position a passion for student...

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The Congregation Shir Shalom Family

On Friday July 10, Congregation Shir Shalom held their Annual Meeting where Bruce Corris presented this year’s President’s Award to the entire Congregation Shir Shalom family. Here is what Bruce said when he presented the award: “As you know, the President’s Award is...

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Banana Tahini Pops

A Sweet Treat to Relish the Summer Heat As the days turn long with sun and warmth, what better time to whip together a quick, easy and delicious summer snack of Banana Tahini Pops!  This delectable dish takes only two pantry staples to make: bananas and tahini.  Yum!

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Pandemix Vol 8

Welcome to week 8 of Pandemix! This week we sit down with Dr. Irwin Gelman, who shares a truly inspiring smoked pastrami deli meat recipe. Listen to the podcast below! Smoked Pastrami, Deli Style Prep Time, 2 hrsCook Time, 5 hrsBrining, 5 dTotal Time, 7 hrs...

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Pandemix Vol 7

Hi and welcome to week 7 of Pandemix! This week is a special Intern Edition of the podcast, as I speak with the other two Buffalo Jewish Federation interns- Hannah Slabodkin and Ben Wolfosn. Make sure to check out parts 1 and 2 of this week’s episode to hear both of...

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