At the opening of this week’s parasha, God says, Tell the Israelite people to bring Me gifts; you shall accept gifts for Me from every person whose heart so moves him (25:2). God then lays out to Moses very detailed instructions regarding the building of the Mishkan / tabernacle and … READ MORE
And so the real work begins… Having heard the Ten Utterances (the “Ten Commandments” that we read last Shabbat), having experienced the revelation at Sinai, having received the “first installment” of the Torah, one might think that it would be time to celebrate and to recover. But instead, the parasha … READ MORE
Current in the discussion around the World Zionist Congress, and indeed in Israeli religious politics in general, is the subject of Jewish identity: who’s in and who’s out? Right now, the Israeli rabbinate has near-total control over issues of marriage, divorce, and conversion, among other things. This week’s parasha/Torah portion … READ MORE
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Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the success of the East Midwood Jewish Center’s 95th Annual Gala. This year, we honored Ushers Arthur Geen, Steve Finkelstein, Joel Hochstein, Marlene Krafchik and Harvey Lubowitz. We had a Triple Play of Rabbinical comments by Rabbi Emeritus Alvin Kass, Rabbi Matt Carl … READ MORE
Several EMJC members unleashed their inner artist on Thursday, July 12. Special thanks to visual arts instructor Ben Dratel for leading this evening of art and relaxation. Due to wide success, we will be adding a new date in August. Stay tuned for details.
Click on the image above to review our 2018 Gala Journal. Sally Hipscher and Gala Co Chairs Zach Bernstein and Ed Guterman write: Thank you to all who attended and contributed to the success of the East Midwood Jewish Center 94th Annual Gala. This year, we honored Becky Phillips and her … READ MORE
You may have seen our very own Past President and Resident Historian Toby Sanchez and Rabbi Matt Carl on JTA News “Facebook Live” early this April. They spoke to the building’s architecture, synagogue’s history, and of course answered fans’ budding questions about the taping of a recent episode of “The Marvelous Mrs. … READ MORE
First Night Family Seder Families! Noise-tolerant and children-tolerant adults! Celebrate Passover with us at EMJC. Conducted by Guest Rabbi Moishe Steigmann, who is the rabbi at Congregation Cnesses Israeli and the founder and director of The Spark Wisconsin. He has led community seders in New York for the past five … READ MORE