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06/01/2022 09:50:08 AM


Cantor Ellen Gersh

One of the most unique features characterizing Shavuot is the ‘Omer’ count that leads up to the holiday. It’s really interesting that the Torah does not even give a specific calendar date for Shavuot, but it designates that it is seven weeks after...Read more...

Who is wise? One who learns from everyone: The Story of Ruth

06/02/2020 03:44:40 PM


Cantor Ellen Gersh

Last weekend Anabelle, Esther, Gabe and Noa told the story of Ruth to the younger Masa children. This story is about chesed, lovingkindness. It is about showing loving kindness to all people, both citizens and refugees. They chose 4 teachings from the story. They talked about how each teaching relates to the story of Ruth and to their own lives.  -Cantor Ellen   1) There is great power in helping others.   Naomi shows...Read more...

Who is wise? One who learns from everyone: Day 33 of the Omer

05/13/2020 01:10:16 PM


Cantor Ellen Gersh

Some words of wisdom from our B’nei Mitzvah class:

Day 33 of the Omer- Lag B’Omer. We learned about the story of Rabbi Simeon bar Yohai, one of Akiva’s students who continued to defy the Roman rulers and was forced to flee for his life and spend...Read more...

אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם, הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אדָם  Who is wise? One who learns from everyone.

05/06/2020 12:10:11 PM


Cantor Ellen Gersh

Studying this week's parasha, the B'nei Mitzvah class has some words of wisdom to share.

-Cantor Ellen

In the middle of a discussion about the festivals, Parashat Emor repeats the mitzvah we learned last week in Parashat Kedoshim:

And when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap all the way to the edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest; you shall leave them for the poor and the...Read more...

BHA's Rosh Chodesh Group

02/05/2019 03:45:50 PM


ALL ARE WELCOME TO JOIN BHA's Rosh Chodesh group.  It began 18 years ago when twelve women, sitting in my living room, decided they wanted to do more than just hang out together.   We wanted to do more than community service; we wanted to connect service to the...Read more...
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