It is who we are. Give. L'shana Tova. Editor's Note: The Wilkinsky family collects change from congregants as we enter for the Kol Nidre service. This ensures that our pockets are empty as we pray and allows us to perform one more act of tzedakah before the Book is sealed.
Roses are red and Violets are blue. Shut the TV I’m talking to you. Each year I send Missives and pleas. This time I’m asking On bent creaky knees. Kol Nidre is nigh September 19th the date. Join me at BAI Try not to be late. Your coins and your [...]
“Community Meeting” is a practice I often use at work to start meetings. It includes three simple, but powerful, questions that each person present is asked to quickly answer: How are you feeling? What is your goal for the meeting? Who here can you ask for help? Sometimes, because we [...]
The Maharal of Prague said, “All the month of Elul, before eating and sleeping, a person should look into his soul and search his deeds, that he may make confession.” During the vidui portion of High Holiday services, we “confess” by reading/praying a long of “sins” or “wrongdoings” in some, many, or all of [...]
Elul affords us the opportunity to think about the coming year. In addition to the thrill of piecing together the complex system of carpools, babysitters and mad dashes that will enable our five busy schedules, I look forward to this time of year as an opportunity to address the [...]
Chaverim -- With the Phillies leading the NL East, I want to take a moment to thank a few members of Beth Am's own All-Star line-up. As I do each month, it's my honor to extend the thanks of our grateful congregation to everyone who helped make July another [...]