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Sukkot: Keeping Joy Within Our Grasp

By Morgan Weiss וּלְקַחְתֶּ֨ם לָכֶ֜ם בַּיּ֣וֹם הָרִאשׁ֗וֹן פְּרִ֨י עֵ֤ץ הָדָר֙ כַּפֹּ֣ת תְּמָרִ֔ים וַעֲנַ֥ף עֵץ־עָבֹ֖ת וְעַרְבֵי־נָ֑חַל וּשְׂמַחְתֶּ֗ם לִפְנֵ֛י יְהוָ֥ה אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם שִׁבְעַ֥ת יָמִֽים׃ “On the first day you shall…

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May the Land and People of Israel Be Blessed in the New Year

By Leah Garber אבינו מלכינו, שמע קולנו, חדש עלינו שנה טובה Lord our God, Hear…

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What We Cherish | Shabbat Shalom 5 Tishrei 5783 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

By Doron Krakow What We Cherish My wife, Janet, and I arrived in Israel just…

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Hineni | הִנֵּֽנִי | Here I Am | Shabbat Shalom 27 Elul 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

By Doron Krakow Hineni | הִנֵּֽנִי | Here I Am I have a number of…

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A Glimpse Back at 5782 | Shabbat Shalom 13 Elul Av 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

By Doron Krakow A Glimpse Back at 5782 Over the past few weeks, JCC Association…

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Belmonte: Tragedy or Triumph | Shabbat Shalom 29 Av 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

By Doron Krakow Belmonte: Tragedy or Triumph This past Sunday my family returned from a…

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Serving Those Who Serve: How Military Families Around the Globe Stay Connected to Their Jewishness

By Rabbi Tracy Kaplowitz, Ph.D. The thought of moving to San Diego thrilled Sarah. Her…

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Jewish Values in Action: The True Reality of Today's Israel

By Leah Garber At the end of this August weekend in Israel: 55 hours of…

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Pioneers | Shabbat Shalom 8 Av 5782 שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

Pioneers This week saw the return of the JCC Maccabi Games®. In this, its 40th…

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Taking Stock | Shabbat Shalom, 23 Tamuz, 5782, שבת שלום

By Doron Krakow Taking Stock Yesterday I participated in an orientation for the newest members…

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