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Why bother with a Hebrew Name?

Nametag.pngDo you like the movies of Issur Danielovitch Demsky (Kirk Douglas)? Were you fascinated by the tricks of Ehrich Weiss (Harry Houdini)? Did you enjoy Lawrence Harvey Zeigler Live on CNN (Larry King)? Do you like any of the films directed by Allan Stewart Konigsberg (Woody Allen)?

The short list of famous personalities who have stage names which are different than their original names is part of a much longer list of many people that have spanned recent American History. The truth is, that some of them might actually have three layers to their names, as their Hebrew names may not have been part of their original legal name, but one that was given at birth and used at the Synagogue or for other ritual and religious purposes.

Many of us… Read More »

Raising Children

Holding Hands.pngThis morning as I was wrapped in my Talit and Tefillin and doing my morning prayers, my little two year old daughter got out of bed and came downstairs. Instinctively she came over to me and without saying a word, she raised both her arms and I bent down and picked her up and put her on my lap. She just wanted a simple morning cuddle and hug while I swayed back and forth and prayed and thanked G-d for moments like these and for all the blessings that we have in our lives.

Within a few short minutes she was done, and off she went to play and I was left to contemplate the moment as I finished my prayers.

I thought about her world through the perspective of a two year old, where life is a series of beautiful and happy playful moments with… Read More »

Chanukah Recap with Chabad of Sudbury

CTEEN BUS.jpgThank you to the hundreds of people who were able to participate in our Chanukah Programs in the run up and on Chanukah.

A huge crowd joined us on the first Sunday of Chanukah for the Glow in the Dark Chanukah Celebration. It was beautiful to see dozens of children (with tons of adults) enjoying the spectacular show by Comedian Juggler Bryson Lang and all of the Glow in the Dark games and activities. Lighting the Menorah together with so many of you was inspiring and beautiful.

Of course a huge thank you to all of our volunteers who gave their time and helped make this event a success. Thank you Shayna Freeman, Abby Schwartz, Maya Drakulich, Naome Drakulich, Lizzie KleynermanKayla Freeman and all the Freeman… Read More »

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