Welcoming Cantor Guttman
Of all the beautiful rituals and minhagim of Rosh HaShana, my favorite is Tashlich, which derives from the Hebrew word meaning “to cast.” Although not mentioned in the Talmud, the ritual of Tashlich, or casting away our sins, is full of personal spiritual meaning and significance.Read more...
Congratulations to the new Board!
I want to thank everyone who attended the Annual Meeting of the Membership on Wednesday, June 24th. The membership elected a new slate of officers and board members for the 2009-2010 year.
I am thrilled that Steve Cantor will take over a President of the Synagogue. Steve is incredibly bright, personable, and thoughtful. He will be helped by Eyal Cohen as Vice-President, Michael Froimowitz as Treasurer, and Linnea Froimowitz as secretary-clerk. Yasher koach to these individuals for their energy, commitment and enthusiasm.
Lastly, I want to thank the outgoing officers and board members. It has been an honor and pleasure serving with you.
Mazl tov to our graduates
I want to wish all our graduates and their families a hearty mazal tov on their achievement. I also want to extend a mazal tov to all our students who completed another year in school. Enjoy the summer!
The Swine Flu (the not-so-kosher flu)
Barters in town!
Our dear friends, Elke and Garrett Barter will be in town and in shul on Shabbos, May 9th! I look forward to catching up with them. We've missed them much since they left for California last year.
Chag Kasher v' Sameach!
I want to thank Rabbi Durani for an incredibly interesting and thoughtful pre-Pesach shiur on Shabbos afternoon. It really got me thinking and helped me get into the spirit of Pesach!
I also want to wish all of you a wonderful holiday. I hope you all enjoy your time with family and friends.
Scholarships Available From CJP
The Combined Jewish Philanthropies Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for financial aid for the 2009-2010 academic year. The Committee awards financial assistance to financially needy undergraduate students whose permanent address is in a CJP service community.
Aid is in the form of a grant or an interest-free loan. The average award in 2008-2009 was $3,000. Awards are based on documented financial need. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2009.
For more information concerning eligibility requirements or for an application, please contact Jewish Vocational Service at (617) 399-3101 or