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KOLOT and Lech Lecha

By Miriam Abramovich On Monday morning October 18, an extraordinary group of nearly two dozen professional community leaders representing agencies, organizations, and congregations from across Jewish Buffalo, will gather together for KOLOT Pro, a two-day women’s...

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What can we learn from a disaster?

By Harvey Sanders A global disaster.  Being told we have to quarantine and being reluctant to do so.  Having to stay there for too long.  Making mistakes when we finally come out.  This all seems so familiar to us who have lived the past year and a half.  But it is...

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Let There Be Light!

By Susan Schwartz Since the pandemic began, I have found myself spending a lot of time looking out my window. I watch the sky and clouds, the impending weather, the trees that change with each season, the light of the morning sky and the light of the setting sun.  I...

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KOLOT Pro Leadership Team

This month we are delighted to cast a spotlight on the planning team for KOLOT Pro: Bringing our authentic Voices to Leadership. KOLOT Pro, developed and sponsored by The Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning, is a two-day leadership retreat for female identifying...

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Rachel Beerman

Earlier this fall, the Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) welcomed Rachel Beerman as their new Racial Justice Coordinator. Rachel’s work will primarily be supporting the JCRC Racial Justice Sub-Committee, chaired by Corey Auerbach, in order to implement...

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Leslie Koren

Pressing ahead to alleviate her crippling PTSD and shame about her time at a behavior modification boarding school, a high school ice hockey star asks questions for which there most likely will be no answers, attempting to connect the dots of her disjointed memories. ...

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Homemade Apple Cider

By Sari Arrow One of my favorite fall activities is going apple picking with my friends and family. After apple picking, we usually sit at picnic tables sipping warm apple cider. It is the perfect fall afternoon. What else could you ask for? That special fall feeling...

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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes

By Sari Arrow We’re back with the fall recipe extravaganza! Pumpkin spice is the most recognized flavor of fall. Coffee shops are releasing their fall flavors earlier every year because it is such a big hit. For real, who doesn’t love pumpkin spice? This week I am...

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Butternut Squash Soup

By Sari Arrow It’s fall! It’s October! Do you know what that means? It’s time for… fall recipes! Excited would be an understatement to explain how I feel. I love all things fall; the weather, clothing, and of course the food.  There is no other way to kick off fall...

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