Skin in the Game

Categories: Vayechi

This week’s Parsha – Vayechi – concludes the Book of Genesis, the first of the “Five Books of Moses.” Traditionally, at the end of each book, the synagogue calls out in unison, “Chazak chazak venischazek!” Which means “Be strong, be strong and may we be strengthened,” thus giving us a little inspiration and charge to move on into the next… Read More

A Song of Ice and Fire

Categories: Va'eira

This week’s Parsha – Va’era – is chock full of lessons. It contains the beginning of the Ten Plagues of Egypt and the beginning of the end of slavery. It always seems like it was G-d testing a variety of tortures against these slave drivers and was throwing things against the wall to see what would stick and eventually get… Read More

Like Manna From Heaven

Categories: Beshalach, Parshah

This week’s Parsha, Beshalach, tells of the Jewish people leaving Egypt and crossing the Sea. It also begins to tell us of their journey in the desert. Obviously, their time in the desert was a significant one; it is the time period that takes up most of the Torah. The Jewish people were sustained throughout their travels by Manna, the… Read More

Cece Robinson’s Blog Post FOTT Café on January 23rd

Categories: Friendship Circle

  Friends on the Town Café was really good this month. I really liked all the snowflake decorations on the tables. My favorite thing to make and eat was the chocolate frosting on the ice cream cone noisemakers, but I think next time we should eat actual ice cream. We also had a salad, pizza bagels, and spinach and artichoke… Read More

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