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Kuddle Up Shabbat is for Everyone

by Arliene Botnick, January 31, 2018

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Shakespeare understood names can vary but the essence of anything is always its essence. Now, taking some poetic license, may…

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Our Strong Sense of Community and Family

by Arliene Botnick, January 9, 2018

So! What’s new? The obvious answer – the secular New Year 2018. Other possibilities; new tax year, new book of the Torah being read on January 6 (Shmot-Exodus), new school…

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A Trip Back In Time

by Arliene Botnick, November 28, 2017

Let me take you back in time…… Fall 1975. A young couple with 5 kids between the ages of 2 and almost 11 decided that the part-time Hebrew School (Western…

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The Origins of Hanukkah

by Arliene Botnick, November 1, 2017

It’s coming! The big one! Perhaps the holiday (next to Passover) that impacts our Jewish community, especially our children, the most. It’s a long holiday – 8 days. We light…

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