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
I just came across a well-written post by a Reform Rabbi in Washington, DC, in response to the recent NYT article that seems to be hitting a lot of nerves around the world. While I recognize that some of my colleagues provide this as a fast track, meaningless way to substantiate a monstrous party – … 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
Wow, 8 days with no posts – I know, pretty unacceptable in the blogging world, but until they manufacture a 25th hour to the day, there has just been no way! I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and convey my intention for you to bring everything you dream of into … 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.
Tonight, Leon & Jackie and I joined Karen Modell from The Friends Meeting House in Lake Worth for dinner, and a tour of the house. It is a quaint house right off 10th Ave N & I-95, and it is the perfect space for our High Holiday service. We are going to hold a full … Read more
Well, it looks like we are getting closer to a plan, and while tomorrow should finalize the plans, I am so excited, I wanted to put out the word right away. Hopefully, I won’t jinx anything! Rabbi Leon Olenick and I are going to offer a free High Holiday service in Lake Worth. We both … Read more
“With Intention” recently posted an article about Jewish community… http://michaeltpullen.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/jewish-community-what-is-it-for This is a question I come up against daily. My reply is below You have a great point, and one that I write about frequently. I thoroughly believe that at one point, synagogues were vital to perpetuating Jewish continuity in the U.S. Today, however, I … Read more