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  • Rabbi’s Blog | Feb. 16, 2018 | Terumah, Valentine’s Day, Stubbornness and God
    January 18, 2019
    A sermon delivered at Beth Shalom Synagogue on Feb. 16, 2018 I’ve been accused frequently of being stubborn, mostly by my wife, sometimes by others, and yet I’ve always taken it as somewhat of a compliment, as a badge of honor. After all, aren’t us Jews am kshey oref, a stiff necked, stubborn people. Why should I not
  • Israel and Louisiana’s Governor | Jan. 29
    January 16, 2019
    Learn about the Louisiana Governor’s Economic Development Mission to Israel featuring Governor John Bel Edwards and a panel discussion with Louisiana’s Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis (Co-Chair Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission), and President and CEO, The Water Institute of the Gulf, Justin Ehrenwerth. The program will be Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019.
  • BaRFTY Dinner | Jan. 27
    January 15, 2019
    BaRFTY Presents: Abraham’s Spaghetti Dinner, a fundraiser for Dream Street. Sunday, Jan. 27, 5-7 p.m. at Beth Shalom. $10 eat in or take out, includes drink & dessert. Auction follows dinner. To reserve your spot, please email dskaplan @ cox.net or joshuahblack @ gmail.com. We accept cash or checks written out to
  • Rabbi’s Blog | Coming to Your Pharaoh
    January 11, 2019
    Chaverim Yekarim, What if Pharoah were part of us? We often think of Pharaoh as this cruel and unrelenting villain in Jewish history, refusing to let the Israelites out of slavery despite the calls from Moses and the ensuing plagues. And, indeed, he was this villain. But our Jewish tradition always challenges us to probe

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    Jan 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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    Intermediate Biblical Hebrew w/Miriam Bensman

    Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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    Beginners’ Hebrew with Carin Carlson

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