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My Jewish Buffalo - Jewish Thought of the week 2022
Command, Connect and Bond

By Stacey Block Ten years ago, marked the first time I studied the Torah portion Tetzaveh from the Book of Exodus. It coincided with our daughter Abby’s Bat Mitzvah. Together, she and I explored its significance, discussed it with our Rabbi, Gary Pokras, pondering its...

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What is Your Offering?

By Rabbi Yonina Foster YHVH, God, tells Moshe, “Va’asuli mikdash, v’shochanti b’tocham.” (“Make for Me a Holy Place so that I may dwell within, among, between them.”) Moshe hears this amid the cloud into which he walked high up on the mountain. In that dream-like...

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Cantor Susan Wehle (5.14.1953 – 2.12.2009): A Memorial

By Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein Right from the moment I first met Cantor Susan Wehle, of blessed memory, I could tell that she was different.  She glowed with the light of goodness and love and her joy was contagious, as was her passion.  As a newcomer to the area, she...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight 2022
Rev. Todd E. Leach, Timothy J. Sember & Rene Petties-Jones

Today we are casting our weekly spotlight on three extraordinary leaders outside of Jewish Buffalo who have been immersed in planning a program on a unique Israeli-Palestinian grassroots initiative promoting understanding, nonviolence, and transformation. A year ago,...

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Alissa Rabach

This week, we shine our spotlight on Alissa Rabach, chair of MidLife Engagement at LiNK Jewish Buffalo. Alissa arrived in Buffalo from New York City to attend the University at Buffalo where she studied Art History and Arts Management. Over her career she worked for...

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Francesca Tioleco

Today we are delighted to cast a spotlight on Federation’s newest professional, Francesca Tioleco. Francesca joined the Buffalo Jewish Federation Team as Social Media Manager/Staff Writer in late January and is excited to be part of Federation building community...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week 2022
Oreo Cheesecake

By: Hannah Mink One of my favorite snacks of all time is Oreos. These delicious sandwich cookies come in many unique flavors, but the original chocolate cookies with vanilla cream filling will always reign supreme. That’s why this week we are making Oreo cheesecake!...

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Gluten Free “Thin Mints” Cookies

By: Hannah Mink Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us! These delicious cookies are a staple in my house – My favorite is Thin Mints. I think that they taste the best frozen and served with vanilla ice cream. While nothing will taste as good as the original Thin Mints,...

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Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

By: Hannah Mink It’s almost time for the Super Bowl! So, this week, we are making a recipe that you can use at your Super Bowl parties: Buffalo Cauliflower Wings. Cauliflower wings are a great vegetarian alternative to regular chicken wings. These cauliflower wings...

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