JDAIM Shabbat, February 17, 2018
In February 2018, Adath Jeshurun will recognize the 10th Annual Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM.) The Inclusion Committee, in cooperation with the Jewish Family and Children Services, sponsors activities to raise awareness and encourage action to include people with disabilities in all aspects of synagogue life. The Adath Inclusion Committee is dedicated to making the synagogue accessible to all people, especially those who experience special needs and challenges. This year, on Shabbat Terumah, our presenter will be Albert Walla, who will speak and enlighten us on Understanding Deafness. This should be a very interesting presentation as Mr. Walla speaks through a voice ASL Interpreter.
Check out some samples below of Eliana's music. We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!
D'var Torah by Rabbi Harold J. Kravitz
on Yom Kippur Day 5778
An incident occurred at this very location many years ago. It happened early in my career when I was responsible for running the Kallah program of retreats for Adath’s young teens. As many of you know, before this building was built, this property was the original location of our Kallah retreat center. The Kallah Center space was shared by our Gan Shelanu Nursery School. One weekend we were here for a Shabbat Weekend and all appeared to have gone well, until I got to work on Monday morning. I heard from Susie Chalom, who was the Gan director, that some school equipment had been damaged over the weekend. There was no doubt that kids attending the Kallah retreat were responsible.
D'var Torah by Rabbi Aaron Weininger
on Kol Nidrei 5778
My friend Rabbi Dahlia Bernstein, who visited from Long Island earlier this month, asked why I thought the death of my third grade teacher affected me so deeply. You may remember I spoke from this bimah two years ago about how Mrs. Dorros taught her third graders to keep our shoes pointed to the door. And I wrote about her passing this summer in the September Clarion.
D'var Torah by Joyce Orbuch
on September 23, 2017
So, is 83 the new 13?? I don’t think so… but Judaism does give us the opportunity to turn 13 twice.
The custom for having a bat or Bar Mitzvah at 83 comes from the verse in Psalm 90 which says, the days of our years are 70, or if by reason of special strength, 80 years. At 70, one can start counting again. Add 13 years and you get 83. Our age.
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 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.
At Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery on Monday, May 29
Memorial Day and Holocaust Remembrance will be observed on Monday, May 29 at 10:30 AM at the congregation cemetery, Adath Chesed Shel Emes. The cemetery is located at 3740 Winnetka Avenue North in Crystal.
by Joel Mintzer
An anniversary is a commemoration that occurs annually. Today, I am celebrating a Bar Mitzversary: an event that occurs only once every 13 years. This Shabbat is the third Bar Mitzversary of my original Bar Mitzvah in 1977. In other words, 39 years later.
Thirty nine years ago, like today, I gave a d’var torah, and read the maftir and haftorah. But back then, my d’var torah was written by my father. He was grateful to see the last of four children reach the milestone, and the speech thus referred to me as the caboose of the family.
By Cantor Scott Buckner
Our synagogue and community is blessed by the presence of many devoted volunteers. At this time I would like to highlight a dedicated group of leaders who keep our daily services running with their love of Torah and davening. These members of Adath read Torah and/or lead services every week at our daily minyan with great skill, loving presence and commitment to our synagogue. They go above and beyond, by making their participation a regular commitment and taking responsibility for leading the service on a particular day and time every week.
Adath clergy, staff and congregants share