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Hold Your Head Up

By Rus Devorah Wallen I'm Rus Devorah Wallen, and I'd like to share my T for 2, my Torah thought for two minutes, more or less.This week‘s Torah portion is Naso. Last week the Torah discussed the census of the Jewish people excluding the Levites. In this week’s...

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Marking Transitions

In Memory of Rabbi Shay Mintz on His 5th Yahrzeit By Rabbi Sara Rich During this time of year, if you listen verrrry closely, you just might hear the sounds of Pomp & Circumstance playing in the air. We are fully immersed in graduation season! At Hillel of...

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Counting Up to Shavuot

By Mike Steklof, Ed.D. For the past 41 nights at exactly 9:30 pm, my phone buzzes. This buzzing is an alarm on my phone to remind me to count the Omer. For those unfamiliar with the practice, it is customary to verbally count up each of the forty-nine days beginning...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight
Jack Kavanaugh

Every year, during the month of June, the LGBTQ+ community celebrates Pride Month that includes a variety of gatherings and experiences as a way of recognizing the influence LGBTQ+ people have had around the world. June was chosen for Pride Month because the Stonewall...

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Sari Arrow

Have you ever wondered who the person is behind our Nosh of the Week column?  Today, we are delighted to cast a spotlight on UB rising senior Sari Arrow. Our Nosh author is a Psychology major who hails from Plainview, Long Island. Fluent in American Sign Language and...

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Syvonne Forgette

This week we are thrilled to shine a spotlight on City Honors senior Syvonne Forgette! At school, she is the founder, president, and advisor of Environmental Club; co-captain of varsity crew; and lead bassist in orchestra.   In the greater Buffalo Community, Syvonne...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week
Soba and Zucchini Noodle Salad

By Sari Arrow A soba salad is the perfect side dish to bring to any gathering, especially a barbeque. The salad is refreshing with a kick of spice that will add another layer of flavor to your meal. Can you take this simple salad to the next level? There is always...

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Cheese Blintzes

By Sari Arrow It’s Shavuot - the time of the year where we get to indulge in all things dairy! Traditionally, at celebrations, there are cheese blintzes, cheesecake, kugel, and a bread called siete cielos, which means seven heavens and is supposed to represent Mt....

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Sheet-Pan Chicken Meatballs and Charred Broccoli

By Sari Arrow Sometimes it can be challenging to find a well-rounded meal that the entire family will enjoy. If you have a picky eater, you may need to trick them to eat their vegetables. This is actually how my parents got me to start eating broccoli. They would...

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