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Embracing the Dual Faith Family

Dec 18, 2018

Two Interfaith Families Share Their Journeys at Beth El
By: David Harrison 

When Robert Hiken’s mother-in-law picks up the grandchildren — Seth, Gabriella and Parker — from the Berman-Lipavsky Religious school and the Pauline Mash School for Early Child Education, she consistently notices the warm, welcoming feelings that are extended to her.

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Caregiver Cafe: Handling the Holidays

Nov 09, 2018

The holidays can be a stressful time. But if you’re caring for a loved one suffering from a new or long-term illness, the holidays can be downright disruptive. 

At this month’s Caregiver Care, Sarah Shapiro will facilitate a discussion about handling the holidays when a loved one is ill. She’ll talk about setting realistic expectations, making a plan, and enlisting support. 

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Making Space for "The Other"

Oct 26, 2018

There once was a man named Hamsa who lived in the same community as another man named Bar Hamsa. A prominent man, also from their community was marrying off his daughter and it was the celebration of all celebrations. Everything for the wedding banquet was done with great extravagance – including the invitations which he hired someone special to hand deliver to each of his invited guests homes. 

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Imperfections: Superman vs. Spiderman

Oct 26, 2018

By: Rabbi Steve Schwartz 

There is a traditional debate about the very first verse of this morning’s Torah portion, and at the heart of the debate is the question of the quality of Noah’s character. The verse tells us נח איש תמים היה בדורותיו – Noah was righteous man, in his generation. That can be interpreted in two ways – he was righteous – even in a generation where no one else was! Or you could understand that to mean ‘in his generation he was righteous!’ – but in another generation, maybe not so much!

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Head of the Class

Oct 26, 2018
By: Brandon Chiat

Often, the work of a Jewish educator goes unsung. That is no longer the case for Dr. Eyal Bor, Beth El Congregation’s Director of Education and Lifelong Learning.

On November 12, at an Academic Convocation in New York City, Dr. Bor will receive the degree of Doctor of Pedagogy, conferred by the Chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary in partnership with the Jewish Educators Assembly.

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Embracing the Dual Faith Family

Oct 26, 2018
By: David Harrison
 
When Robert Hiken’s mother-in-law picks up the grandchildren — Seth, Gabriella and Parker — from the Berman-Lipavsky Religious school and the Pauline Mash School for Early Child Education, she consistently notices the warm, welcoming feelings that are extended to her.

If that is at all noteworthy, it is because Robert’s wife, Elizabeth and her family are Catholic.

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