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Moses and Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

By Miriam Abramovich At the beginning of this week’s Parsha God brings Moses what those of us who study leadership call a stretch-assignment, and this was a big one: Adonai spoke to Moses, saying, “Go and tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the Israelites depart from...

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Ladies First

By Ezra Rich Earlier this week, on Jan. 4th, I thought of my paternal grandmother, Miriam S. Rich, Z”L (1931-2008) as it was her 90th birthday in heaven. She often reminded me that behind every great man is an even greater woman. One of her prime examples was that of...

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Closing the Book on 2020

By Susan Goldberg Schwartz I have 20/20 vision, only needing reading glasses since my 40’s.  While this diagnosis tells me that I can see clearly up close and from a distance, it is through reflection and introspection that I see the most clearly.  Reflecting on the...

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Shaina Potash & Charlie Herman

Shaina Potash and Charlie Herman are proud Kadimah Academy graduates who are making an impact as teen leaders.  Shaina is a sophomore Kadimah Scholar at the Park School of Buffalo and is a member of the Buffalo Jewish Teen Leadership Fellowship, while Charlie is a...

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Ken Rogers

Since this week’s theme is on our community’s favorite non-political, non-COVID topic: - our Buffalo Bills – we shine the spotlight on Ken Rogers who has been a Bills season-ticket holder for 23 years. To Ken, missing the ritual of going to games on Sunday afternoons...

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CSS Clergy Team

Bruce Corris, President of Congregation Shir Shalom, recently shared the news that Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein and Cantor Arlene Frank have both signed new long-term contracts through 2026.  We are delighted to cast this week’s spotlight on these two outstanding Jewish...

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Perfect Pita Bread

By Leah Kramer With another Bills playoff game this Saturday, the Sabres season beginning, and Netflix continuing to release shows produced by Shonda Rhimes, we are all in desperate need of some good tv-time snacks. Luckily, I got you covered. This pita bread recipe...

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

By Leah Kramer The year was 2021.  The world was scrambling to get on its feet.  But one group stood tall and strong.  Their name?  The Buffalo Bills. I think we can all agree that a true highlight of this year was the Buffalo Bills' inspiring season.  The team...

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Spiced Apple Cider & Gin Cocktail

By Leah Kramer Happy New Year!  As you read this, the year of 2020 will be behind you. While 2021 will no doubt have challenges of its own, the end of 2020 solidifies that even when it feels endless, time does indeed go on. In honor of making it to a new year, we all...

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