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Colorful Robes and Musical Hems

By Nadine Chalmers This week’s parsha is Tetzaveh, and the bulk of the reading consists of God giving Moses a description of the priestly garments that Aaron and Aaron’s sons (the priests, or Kohanim) must wear in the sanctuary: And you shall make holy garments for...

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In My Heart I Will Build a Sanctuary

By Rus Devorah Wallen  This week’s Torah portion is terumah. The word Terumah, literally an “elevated offering,” refers to gifts that were donated to the mishkan - the movable tabernacle in the desert. In our parsha, vivid and minute Divine details describe the...

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Finding G-d in the Half Shekel

By Rabbi Danny Shuman This Shabbat, in addition to being Parshat Mishpatim and Rosh Chodesh Adar, is also Parshat Shekalim.  It is one of the rare times throughout the year that 3 Torah scrolls are taken from the Holy Ark and read in the synagogue.  The month we are...

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Rabbi Becky Silverstein

Thanks to generous funding from the Institute for Liberal Jewish Studies Fund, CJEL’s Belonging project is excited to welcome Rabbi Becky Silverstein (pronouns he/him/his) to visit Buffalo virtually in June of 2021. Rabbi Becky identifies as a gender queer, trans,...

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Kelly Special

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAAIM). Each Friday in February, MY Jewish Buffalo’s community spotlight will introduce you to an individual who embodies the values of JDAAIM. This is a project of the Center for Jewish...

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Jeremy Pratt

February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAAIM). Each Friday in February, MY Jewish Buffalo’s community spotlight will introduce you to an individual who embodies the values of JDAAIM. This is a project of the Center for Jewish...

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Buttery Hamantaschen

By Leah Kramer Happy Purim! Time to don an outrageous outfit and eat some triangle shaped cookies. Or, as I like to call it, a typical Friday.  Purim would not be Purim without the delicious treat of hamantaschen. From the story behind the particularly shaped cookie,...

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Challah Pretzel Buns

By Leah Kramer Whether your burger of choice is beef, turkey, salmon, bean, or veggie, these challah pretzel buns will catapult your burger to the next level of tastiness. If you have made challah before, this alteration on the classic recipe will be a breeze. This...

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Fried Hot Dogs and Potatoes

By Leah Kramer There is nothing wrong with a little comfort food. Every once in a while it is even necessary; indulging in a dish that provides nothing but a full stomach and feelings of joy? There is no downside! That is exactly what you are getting with this week’s...

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