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My Jewish Buffalo - Jewish Thought of the week 2022
Celebrating Incredible Women in Jewish Buffalo

By Rabbi-Cantor Penny Myers Reflecting on this month’s many activities, what stands out to me is our recent celebration of Purim. When we fulfill the mitzvah of hearing the 10 chapters of Megillat Esther, we find ourselves hearing deep and rare specific narratives of...

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Righteous Women and Jewish Survival

By Rabbi Ori Bergman The Jewish people have always thanked heaven for Jewish women, because our survival as a nation has been primarily because of Jewish women. Consider: The biblical matriarchs guided the Jewish people through nation-building and familial challenges....

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The Blessings We Give

By Irv Levy We say a Mi Sheberach when a friend or relative is ill. On Shabbat and holidays, we give our children a blessing. For me, these are the times that I speak to G-d the most. Praying for my family, my friends and my community. (Occasionally I ask to win the...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight 2022
Ronna Glickman

This week, we are thrilled to spotlight Ronna Glickman, M.Ed. who was born and raised in Indiana and moved to Buffalo in 1983. Upon her arrival to Western New York, Ronna immediately became a part of Jewish Buffalo contributing to the community as a Sunday school...

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Darci Cramer

This week we are delighted to spotlight Darci Cramer, who with her husband Jim Cornell, own Eckl’s restaurant.  Darci grew up in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland that is a predominately Jewish community.  With access to two locations of the famous Corky and...

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Dr. Sergey Dolgopolski & Dr. Shira Brown

Today we are honored to once again cast a spotlight on two community members who are featured in the upcoming Buffalo Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday, March 12 from 10 am-3 pm at the JCC in Getzville. The first is Dr. Sergey Dolgopolski, the Gordon and Gretchen Gross...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week 2022
Matzo Farfel Stuffing

By Robin Kurss My Aunt Marsha Bernhard passed away a few year ago.  She was an elegant woman who kept a beautiful home.  She made many magnificent holidays for our family there.  When I was a little girl, she would have me over for special times, just she and I.  When...

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Oven Risotto with Crispy Roasted Mushrooms

By Sari Arrow My whole life, I have always thought of risotto to be a massively complex and fancy dish to make. Perhaps, I got this mindset from watching too much Gordan Ramsay on “Hell’s Kitchen” where the problem dish was consistently the risotto on both teams....

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Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars

By Sari Arrow When it comes to desserts, how can you pick one favorite? Sometimes our sweet tooth can not pick which treat is the best. Are we in a chocolate mood? Fruity mood? Something sweet and sugary? For me, I often find myself trying to pick between banana cream...

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