Issue 08

Friday, February 21, 2020

Local News

JCC annual Purim Carnival to be held on March 8

The Jewish Community Center will host its annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 8, rom 1-3:30 PM.

TI/TC adult ed. program on Feb. 23

The Temple Israel/Temple Concord Adult Education Group will present a Sunday brunch program on Sunday, February 23, at 10 am, at Temple Israel, featuring Rabbi/Cantor Moshe Shmaryahu, who will speak on the history and traditions of Sephardic and Ashkenazic liturgical music

Chabad to hold Purim feast on March 10

The entire community is invited to attend the Chabad Purim Feast, which will be held on Purim day, March 10, beginning at 6 pm


Rabbi Laura Geller explores new life-cycle stage

According to social science research, most people in the U.S. are living 31 years longer than their grandparents did. That means there is a period in mid-life – the time between raising families and frail old age – that offers newly retired boomers and future generations different options than were available in the past. In fact, Rabbi Laura Geller, rabbi emerita of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, had noticed that her generation was responding to this post-retirement period differently than did her parents’ generation and decided that it was worth exploring these differences.

Book review: Exploring the Torah with Mussar principles

There are many lenses through which to view the Torah. Over the years, a variety of commentaries have appeared focusing on specific viewpoints – from feminist to LGBTQ to men’s issues – in order to challenge our ideas about the biblical text. One recent work offers a different approach: “The Mussar Torah Commentary: A Spiritual Path to Living a Meaningful and Ethical Life” edited by Rabbi Barry H. Block (Central Conference of American Rabbis) uses Mussar principles to offer insights into better understanding the text and create more spiritual lives.


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