Shema Koleinu – 7 Magical Years 7. The number 7 carries tremendous significance in both the Bible and in numerology. 7 represents completion, rest, and an opportunity to review that which we created. Today, my heart soars as I celebrate #7 with my Shema Koleinu unaffiliated Jewish community in South Florida, with my father, Rabbi Steve, … Read more
I haven’t even begun to process the last 10 days, but I simply must express my heartfelt joy and appreciation for those who helped make it the most successful HiHo ever. Although I am completely exhausted, today, my heart is soaring. First and foremost – thanks go out to my Dad, Rabbi Stephen Spiegel, who gave … Read more
High Holiday Worship Services with Cantor Debbi Ballard Begin for the first time 7 years ago, I performed my first wedding. 6 years ago, I performed my first Bat Mitzvah. Today, I am so proud to announce the official launch of “Shema Koleinu“, our non-profit synagogue-like organization that provides outreach to South Florida’s Jewish and … Read more
Reading back over some of my past blogs, I was reminded of one of my all time favorites. Given that the topic is so prevalent again, today, and I have so many new readers, I wanted to bring it out of hiding, and into the forefront again. Enjoy! Reprinted from August 17, 2008 by cantorballard On … Read more
Last night was so much fun! Once again, I enjoyed myself thoroughly at TBE Boca! A couple of weeks ago, I was there to see one of my favorite Jewish music artists, Julie Silver, and the night was magic. Last night, Dan Nichols performed and co-led services with Steve Dropkin, and the TBE staff. I … Read more
So, now that High Holidays are officially over, with the completion of Simchat Torah, I really didn’t want to let much time go by without talking about what an incredible experience I had at Temple Beth David, in Palm Beach Gardens. I must start off by saying thanks to Cantor Ann Turnoff, for recommending me … Read more
Jackie Olenick, Leon’s wife (and my all time favorite Judaic artist on earth) put this beautiful invitation together. Seats can be reserved with your $72 donation through Paypal – to firstname.lastname@example.org Please call me at 954-646-1326 if you have questions.