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The Start of the Jewish Journey

By Ezra N. Rich At the start of this week’s Parshah (weekly Torah portion), we have the first verse connecting the Jewish people to the land of Israel: “G-d said to Avram (this is before he is given the name Abraham), ‘Go forth and from your native land and your...

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Courage and Resilience After the Storm

By Mara Koven-Gelman Parshat Noach (Noah) is the second weekly Torah portion of the annual cycle of reading. My first-born son is named Noah. So popular was the name Noah in his Toronto Jewish Day school, that there were four “Noahs” in his grade. Why is Noah of the...

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Torah – our blueprint for life

By Susan Schwartz This Shabbat, we all take a deep breath, as the busy Jewish holy day and festival season has come to an end.  During the past weeks we have taken time to reflect, set intentions, remember our loved ones and celebrate with joy.  This Shabbat we begin...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Community Member Spotlight
Gloria and Andrew Wise

We are honored to cast a spotlight today on Gloria and Andrew Wise, who earlier this year, worked with the Holocaust Resource Center (HRC) to establish the "Wise Democracy Fund.” The Fund is supporting next week’s HRC program commemorating Kristallnacht on Wednesday,...

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Welcome Home BIE!

As this email reaches your inbox Friday morning, 50 Jewish Buffalonians are on their way home after 10 days exploring the land of milk and honey on the Buffalo Israel Experience II.  We can't wait to share some of their stories in the coming weeks and months.  But for...

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Dr. Madeline Harts

We are delighted to cast a spotlight today on Dr. Madeline Harts, Executive Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus (BPC).  A Western New York native from East Aurora, Madeline is thrilled to be back in the community after completing her doctorate in music at the...

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My Jewish Buffalo - Nosh of the Week
Chocolate Fudge Loaf

By Sari Arrow Are you a chocolate lover? Well, I have got the perfect recipe for you to satisfy all of your chocolate needs! Whether you are getting ready to host a party or you are just in the baking mood, a chocolate fudge loaf is the best for any occasion. ...

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Cauliflower Cheese

By Sari Arrow I am always looking for a healthier alternative to my favorite comfort foods. Let’s face it, comfort food is not always the healthiest choice. One of my favorite comfort foods is macaroni and cheese. However, these days, I am trying to be more conscious...

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

By Sari Arrow The weather lately has been extra cold and all I want to do when I get home is go under my blankets and warm up! Rather than waiting to warm up and then starting to make dinner, why don’t you make the perfect meal to enjoy under blankets by a fireplace?...

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