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“The Way Out is The Way In” – Rush (the band)

By Hazzan Penny S. Myers In this week’s Torah portion from Exodus, Beshellach, (14:8-31) we read that after the 10th plague was executed, our ancestors fled their dwellings and escaped by night through the desert while being chased by Pharoah’s armies. As they fled,...

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In a Good time

By Sheri Rodman A year ago I sent a holiday card to our friends and family that said, “New Year, New Beginnings.” I was attempting to kill two birds with one stone by sending a dual holiday greeting and birth announcement because our daughter was born in early January...

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Freedom, Community and Faith

By Robin Kurss This week’s Torah portion is Va’era. This portion tells the beginning of the story of Passover:  our enslavement in Egypt, the first seven plagues and the Exodus from Egypt toward our ultimate freedom. Rabbi Chaim Stern, editor of Gates of Prayer and...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight
Todd Geise

This month we are spotlighting several individuals who are participating in LiNK’s current Intro to Judaism class.  Today, we are delighted to feature Todd Geise, Director of Marketing for Jewish Family Services of Western New York (JFS). Todd holds a master’s degree...

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Heidi and Sarah Billittier

This month we will be spotlighting several individuals who are participating in one of LiNK’s adult learning opportunities.  Today, we are delighted to feature mother and daughter Heidi and Sarah Billittier. Heidi and Sarah have a lifelong interest in continued...

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Anna Kaplan

By Vilona Trachtenberg Today we are thrilled to spotlight Anna Kaplan, a native Buffalonian who is beginning her third year as the Executive Director of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff Conservancy. Anna grew up in the Elmwood Village and is a proud City Honors alumna. ...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week
Sweet and Sour Meatballs

By Sari Arrow When planning meals for the week, it can be challenging to find a recipe that has ingredients you already have in the house. I can’t even count how many bottles of different oils and sauces that I have only used once for a specific recipe. It gets...

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Vegetarian Chili with a Surprise Topping

By Sari Arrow In the winter, it is so nice to have a warm meal that heats your entire body. For me, that is a nice bowl of chili. Chili is one of those comfort foods that make the perfect ending to any cold winter day.  Chili is a hearty meal that will heat and fill...

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Disco Truffles

By Sari Arrow Happy New Year! Are you ready to watch the ball drop? Have you made your new year’s resolution yet? I know that I am ready to see what the new year brings. However, before I can jump into 2022, I must share this unbelievable new year’s delight! As you...

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