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Not What You Would Expect

October 10th, 2019|

Michael came from a family of survivors and I used to think to myself, where does their faith come from? But still, he was brought up religiously and walked over 2 miles each way to Shul with his best friend David, now a Rabbi himself. David is also the son [...]

Yizkor 5780

October 9th, 2019|

Yizkor 5780 Lonnie Klein             Last YK, a congregant shared the story of her parents, whom she had lost within a short period of time.  I was awed by their philanthropy and thought they were an inspirational couple whose lives and generosity made an enormous impact on many people.  It [...]

Yizkor Remarks

October 9th, 2019|

REMARKS AT YIZKOR MEMORIAL SERVICE – BETH AM ISRAEL 10/9/19 By:  Joseph S. Finkelstein __________________________________________________             At this moment, we have in our hearts and thoughts family and friends who had a significant role in our lives, and who have passed away.  This act of remembrance is a sacred and [...]

Yom Kippur Remarks

October 9th, 2019|

Boker Tov, Shana Tovah and G’mar Hatima Tovah. I missed Yom Kippur last year. I will be 75 years old, and I am certain that I had never before missed Yom Kippur, at least for around 70 years. A few days following my “Yom Kippur surgery,” I was in rehab [...]

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