by Kara Rosenwald
I am excited that Rabbi Kurland coming to Adath for the weekend.
My family is looking forward to sharing a special Shabbat with other families that have children the same age as our son and daughter.
I like that there are different programs planned, geared towards families in different age groups. Since we have a 3rd grader and a 6th grader, Saturday morning and Saturday evening look like they will offer two different conversations that we are looking forward to being part of. Our 3rd grader will be in Havaya that morning and our 6th grader will be in SMP. Also, we plan on participating in the lunch time discussion after services.
by Judi Tennebaum
Be prepared: members of the Hesed Committee will be collecting the contents of your pushkes (and any additional donations) during Purim, both at the Purim Carnival and during the Megillah readings.
This year the beneficiary of the Pushke Project will be Limudiah, an intensive after-school educational program organized by the North American Conference On Ethiopian Jewry (NACOEJ) which provides needed assistance for Ethiopian students in grades one through six in Israel.
by Jenny Benowitz
My oldest son graduated from the Gan last spring after five fabulous years, and so began his public school journey. Graduation was bittersweet. Of course I wanted my son to grow and advance, but at the same time I worried: Would he thrive in kindergarten? Would he make friends? And how would he connect with his Jewish community now that he was leaving the cocoon of the Gan? After all, he had spent a good portion of his week at the Gan playing with Jewish friends and learning about Judaism. At his new school, there would be only a handful of Jewish kids, and he would have limited time for much of anything Jewish given his new all-day school schedule.
In the 1930s, Marxism seemed an attractive new ideology to a generation of young, Jewish intellectuals growing up in New York City in the lean years of the Depression. Four radical young students at City College in New York, Daniel Bell, Nathan Glazer, Irving Howe and Irving Kristol began a conversation that continued publicly and passionately for the next six decades as each man journeyed from their liberal roots.
By Ann Miller, Membership Vice President
Recently, I was visiting out of town family in St. Louis when the topic of synagogue membership came up around the dinner table. I asked what I thought was a simple question,“Where do you belong?” I expected to hear the name of one congregation. The answer wasn’t so simple.
“Well, we pay dues at our large Conservative synagogue nearby,but the kids go to religious school at a different shul where many of their friends attend, and we love the holiday programming at another new, but smaller synagogue across town.”
Adath clergy, staff and congregants share