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The Haggadah and the Experience of Questioning

By Professor Alex Green On the first evening of Passover, Jews traditionally retell and relive the story of the liberation from Egypt by reading from a text called the Haggadah. It says that “In every generation, each person must look inward as though they personally...

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Back to the Shtetl

By Dr. Pinny Young Thursday March 26th was the day our daughter Leia was going to marry Moshe Baitelman of Vancouver, BC. The wedding festivities would begin with a beachfront ceremony in Florida, followed by a rooftop reception overlooking the ocean. Friends and...

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Messages of Hope and Comfort

In this week of uncertainty and worry, we wanted to share three unique video messages of hope and comfort from three educators in our community: Rabbi Ori Bergman, Susan Schwartz, and Rus Devorah Wallen.   May this Shabbat bring you rest and peace amid the storm.  ...

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Jenny Pohl

Essay submitted by Jarah Lazarus-Klein, Age 12 Ever since I started coming to services on Friday nights (which is before I can even remember) Jenny Pohl was there. It’s as if she has always been there, ready to greet me with open arms. She is so sweet and so generous,...

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Linda Steinhorn

Giving Blood. Saving Lives at TBT. Temple Beth Tzedek hosted a Red Cross Blood Drive March 17 during the beginning of the quarantine.  35 people from all over the community came to donate blood—not just Jews.  Linda Steinhorn, Chair of TBT’s Blood Drive for more than...

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Joanna Thompson

With students home from school for at least 5 weeks, Joanna Thompson, parent of kindergarten student Lynnie, former elementary educator and current WNY Director of Peaceful Schools, has some suggestions on how to not only “get through this” but maintain and build...

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Passover Recipes Part 2

The first night of Passover is Wednesday, April 8. Please enjoy some delicious Passover recipes from our own Buffalo experts.   This week, learn how to make: Quinoa Confetti Salad by Jessica Altman Passover Mandel Bread by Lori Morrison Matzo Farfel Stuffing and...

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Passover Recipes Part 1

The first night of Passover is Wednesday, April 8. We thought you would enjoy some delicious Passover recipes from our own Buffalo experts.   This week, learn how to make: Chocolate Mousse Cake by Darci Cramer Date & Nut Bites by Jessica Altman Spinach Kugel by...

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Stump the Cook Buffalo Style

Now is the time to take extra good care of others and ourselves.  What we eat can make a big difference in our physical and emotional health. Jordana Halpern, certified Nutrition Counselor and Holistic Health Counselor, is able to help anyone who is wondering what to...

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