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My Jewish Buffalo - Jewish Thought of the week 2022
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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Hearing the Five Voices

By Rabbi Sara Rich Today, early risers will turn their focus to Pennsylvania, to hear the prediction of the nation’s most famous animal meteorologist, Punxsutawney Phil. When Punxsutawney Phil leaves his den and sees his shadow, he runs back inside. This serves as a...

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Marking Time

By Rabbi Brent Gutmann This week, we have been celebrating the New Year of the trees, Tu Bishvat.  So too, in last week’s Torah portion we read, “This month shall mark for you the beginning of the months; it shall be the first of the months of the year for you…”...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight 2022
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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Ed Steinfeld

By: Ezra N. Rich As we celebrate Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) this entire month, we are proud to highlight someone who has made inclusion his life work globally, and increasingly here in Western New York. A pioneer in inclusive...

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Charlie Levin

Today we shine our community spotlight on Williamsville East 10th grader Charlie Levin. Son of Merredith and Ken Levin, Charlie is an active participant in the Buffalo Jewish Teen Initiative and is a writer for the East Side News, his student newspaper. Charlie also...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week 2022
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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Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken Meatballs

By: Hannah Mink This week, we’re making Sweet and Spicy Sesame Chicken Meatballs! This take on Sweet and Spicy Chicken combines the best parts of stir-fry with homemade chicken meatballs. The recipe recommends using broccoli as the main vegetable in your stir-fry, but...

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Cacio e Pepe

By: Hannah Mink Cacio e pepe is a traditional Roman pasta dish made with three ingredients: Pasta, Pecorino Romano cheese, and black pepper. While the ingredients are simple, you may need to adjust the proportions of each ingredient and the technique you use to...

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