Saturday, September 23
The custom of celebrating a second Bar or Bat Mitzvah at age 83 comes from the verse in Psalm 90, "The days of our years are seventy, or if by reason of special strength, eighty years..." At 70, one can start counting again. Add 13 years, and you get 83!
By Andrea Potashnick
Written Tuesday, August 8
I'm sure many of you are aware of the bombing at Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington over the weekend. On Friday morning I will be dropping off flowers and a handwritten letter from my family. I thought more people from our community might be interested in doing the same as a show of support and solidarity. These can be notes that you write yourself, or perhaps along with your kids if you'd like.
By Heidi Geller, Secretary of the Adath Board of Trustees
When my kids were little, Friday nights were evenings spent together. Mostly, we’d light candles and have some bread. Consistently, Danny and I needed some down time from our crazy unbalanced weeks, which consisted of driving to work, driving to daycare, running the dishwasher, running the washing machine, running to the grocery, running to Target – you get the picture.
Needless to say, when Friday night came we had what is now infamously called “Friday Face” – a resting blank face that looks a little frustrated and a little checked out. Therefore on Friday nights I had one request: We be together, but we not talk or create too much energy. So, I instituted Friday movie night. We’d pick a movie on demand, pop up some corn, throw in some junior mints or milk duds (Jordy is not a mint fan), and we’d stare at the screen…in remarkable silence.
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