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There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

By Logan Woodard Favoritism, Deception, and Stew. No, this isn’t a description of the newest Colleen Hoover book. This is a bit from this week's Torah portion, Toldot (Genesis 25:19-28:9) I vividly remember learning this story while attending the Syracuse Hebrew Day...

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Giving Thanks

By Rabbi Adam J Rosenbaum Thanksgiving, at least how it’s celebrated in America, is not a Jewish holiday per se. Certainly, its origin story is uncomfortable given our modern sensibilities. But to me, the holiday has always felt Jewish. Gathering with family and...

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Why a Tamarisk?

By Harvey Sanders Whenever I read the weekly Torah portions, I always find something I hadn’t noticed before.  This week we read Vayerah, full of important narrative, including the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and the binding of Isaac.  Vayerah is so important...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight
Rabbi Sara Rich

Sara Rich Receives Kantor Professional Award Buffalo Jewish Federation will present the Judith & Daniel Kantor Professional Service Award to Rabbi Sara Rich, Executive Director of Hillel at Buffalo, at the Award Ceremony and Annual meeting on Wednesday, December...

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Howard Rosenhoch

Howard Rosenhoch Receives 2022 Endowment Leadership Award The Foundation for Jewish Philanthropies awards its 2022 Endowment Leadership Award to Howard Rosenhoch in recognition of his commitment to LIFE & LEGACY® at Buffalo as well as his long-standing efforts to...

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The Stars of A Woman’s Work of Heart and Soul #2

Today, we cast a spotlight on some of the stars who will be participating in  “A Woman’s Work of Heart and Soul #2” - a musically inspirational day on Sunday, November 27.  The event is made possible by The TELLL Fund. Among the highlights of the program will be Karen...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole

By Sari Arrow The holidays are always great when you have good food and even better company! However, sometimes we have an abundance of leftovers and we simply do not know what to do with them to prevent eating the same meal for the next two weeks!  This year, let’s...

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Spinach Artichoke Bites

By Sari Arrow Looking for a nosh (wink wink) to serve your friends and family before your Thanksgiving feast? I know I am planning now! Traditionally, chips and dip or vegetable platters are served at my Thanksgiving gathering. However, I am getting a little bored of...

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Rice Pilaf with Lemony Brown-Butter Mushrooms

By Sari Arrow It is finally time to start planning what is going to be a part of your Thanksgiving dinner! One of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is seeing my family that I only get to see during the major holiday gatherings. Something that is always interesting to...

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