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My Jewish Buffalo - Jewish Thought of the week 2022
Esther: A Remarkable Consensus Builder

By Rabbi Adam J. Rosenbaum Perhaps the most legendary manager in baseball history, Casey Stengel, once commented on how he prevented his New York Yankees teams from turning against him: “The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from...

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What a Heart Inspired Can Do

By Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein Last week, over 20 of Buffalo’s most dynamic Civic Leaders met with Talya Levanon, the director of the Israel Trauma Coalition, at a quiet restaurant in the Yemin Moshe section of Jerusalem.  She told us her organization was set to send a...

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Friends and Enemies

By Rabbi Brent Gutmann This week as we venture further into the Book of Exodus we see our Israelite ancestors coalesce further into a community.  The portion contains plenty of material to consider: a litany of laws religious and secular and the famous affirmative...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight 2022
Rabbi Heschel Greenberg & Dr. Gerhard Falk

Today we are honored to cast a spotlight on two community members who are featured in the upcoming Buffalo Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday, March 12 from 10 am-3 pm at the JCC in Getzville.  The first is Rabbi Heschel Greenberg, Director of the Jewish Discovery...

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Sam Lukin Johnson

We are pleased to spotlight Sam Lukin Johnson, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) social media intern. Sam is a rising junior at Amherst High School and plays viola in both the Symphony and Sinfonia orchestras. He is the president of the quiz bowl club at...

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Ken Polk

Today we are pleased to spotlight Kenneth Polk, who is the new President of Temple Beth Zion (TBZ).  Ken is a third generation TBZ member and has been active in TBZ’s lay-leadership for over a decade.  He served on two rabbinic search committees, chairs the annual...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week 2022
Cold Sesame Pasta Salad

By Sari Arrow This week, I am feeling inspired by Hillel of Buffalo for the infamous Nosh of the Week. On Thursday evening, Logan and Zoe at Hillel hosted an Asian inspired cooking class for college students. We indulged in miso matzo ball soup, homemade sushi, ginger...

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Healthy Baked Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard Sauce

By Sari Arrow When I was younger, I remember my mom had a difficult time trying to find recipes that were healthy and catered to the classic picky eater. It can get pretty challenging when kids do not want to eat their vegetables or you are juggling different food...

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Tomato Bisque

By Sari Arrow With the weather drastically changing by the day, I am struggling to figure out the perfect meals to have at this time of the year. However, when I walked into the kitchen the other day because it smelled outstanding, I found my roommate making her...

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