December 2018

Fri, 12/28/2018 - 1:41pm -- Member Spotlight

When Ari Moss first noticed Simonne Leb on the bus they shared going home from Sepulveda Junior High, he knew they had chemistry together. Unfortunately for Ari, Simonne felt that the only chemistry they shared was being in the same chemistry class a couple of years later at Grant High School--definitely not the kind Ari had envisioned.

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Thu, 12/27/2018 - 10:23am -- Cantor Phil Baron

This week’s parasha, Sh’mot, appropriately begins with a list of names, which makes sense because sh’mot means “names.”  True, the Greek title of the book “Exodus” sounds rather more grand and descriptive. However, the Torah strives for clarity, and a little housekeeping and exposition at the beginning of a book does make some sense. So as the year 2018 of the Gregorian calendar draws to a close and we open a new book, as it were, I’d like to share some names with you as a way to explain what’s going on with the Music and B’nai Mitzvah staffs at VBS.

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Tue, 12/18/2018 - 2:13pm -- Rabbi Noah Farkas

What will be our legacy? Every generation asks itself these questions. It’s part of aging through life where we look to bridge past and future. Legacy gives us a sense that our life is worthwhile. It gives us the basis to believe that all our struggles and decisions in life can be framed in a way that can live on after us.  

It gives us a chance at immortality.

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Thu, 12/13/2018 - 9:59am -- Rabbi Ed Feinstein

When the angels of heaven learned of God’s plan to create the human being with the divine image, they were aghast.  

“How can God plant something as pure and holy as the divine image, in a create as deceitful, base and corrupt as the human being?” So they conspired to steal it and hide it from the human. But where, where to hide the holy image? The angels met in urgent council to decide.

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Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

As we head into winter break children will have more free time and access to social media. Below is an article created by children to help guide others on the uses and frequency of posting on social media. 

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Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:00am -- Keri

Have you ever wondered how Hanukkah is celebrated around the world? Read the article below to find out. 

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Sat, 12/01/2018 - 12:00am -- Member Spotlight

Alan Ullman is someone who is always up for a challenge. About six years ago, when Rabbi Hoffman wanted to create a more welcoming atmosphere for people attending services or other programs, Alan stepped up to take on the task. Given his background as an engineer with a Ph.D. from Stanford, he went about it in the way any engineer would.

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