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Rabbi Da’vid Sperling – Nishmat’s Alisa Flatow International Program

18.02.2014 Nishmat’s Alisa Flatow International program offers a unique opportunity for English-speaking women of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities to study Jewish texts in a warm and intellectually stimulating environment.

Rabbi Da’vid Sperling, was born in Sydney Australia. He studied at Yeshivat Machon Meir and after that, he studied at Yeshivat Ateret Kohanim under the tutelage of Rabbi Shlomo Aviner. Rabbi Sperling received advanced rabbinic ordination from the chief rabbinate of Israel, as well as from Rabbi Yehuda Henkin. Rabbi Sperling has taught Halacha at Nishmat for many years, as well as at Yeshivat Machon Meir. He has published a wide range of halachic articles in journals and on the internet. Rabbi Sperling lives in Jerusalem with his wife Riva and their five cute children.

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Bar Mitzvah Invitation – In Lights


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AMBASADOR IZRAELA W POLSCE ZVI RAV-NER. שגריר ישראל בפולין,צבי רב-נר משתתף בפתיחת פסטיבל תרבות יהודית בורשה ומספר על חשיבות וסמליות של קיום הארוע בבית הכנסת נוזי’ק,היחיד ששרד בורשה

Kantor Jacov Lemmer [Azkara dla Pamięci,18.04.2013]


18 kwietnia 2013, tuż przed północą, po zakończeniu koncertu w Teatrze Wielkim, pod Pomnikiem Bohaterów Getta, rozpoczęła się “Azkara dla Pamięci” – symboliczna uroczystość upamiętniająca bohaterów Powstania w Getcie Warszawskim. Udział wzięli w niej Zubin Mehta, muzycy Izraelskiej Orkiestry Filharmonicznej, Samuel Pisar, ambasador Izraela Zvi Rav-ner, Zygmunt Rolat, Gołda Tencer oraz Rabin Schudrich.

Chabad Jewish School Builds New Mikvah In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


A spiritual building known as a Mikvah in hebrew is being built for Jewish people to use in Myrtle Beach.

It’s the first in the state of South Carolina that will house a separate section for men and one for woman in the same building.

“In the bible it talks about the Mikvah, which is a pool of rainwater or spring water that is used in order to deep and wash to purify,” said Rabbi Doron Aizenman.

“I think the rabbi who sent us here 28 years ago had a vision. And he always said you have to aim where the community is going to be rather of when it’s here now,” said Aizenman.

Rabbi Aizenman said this 2 story building is a sign that the future of Myrtle Beach will continue to grow in diversity. And this Mikvah will help introduce a new element of Jewish tradition to the community.

“I think that learning is our best tool of preparation for a perfect world. A world of peace, a world that will allow all the colors to unite to a beautiful rainbow and picture. And when people learn about each others customs and traditions they get to appreciate it and it goes to create unity and peace,” said Aizenman.

As young students play in the yard of the Chabad school of Myrtle Beach, they see a building in the distance, a sign of growth for years to come.

The rabbi said they expect another year of construction before the Mikvah is complete.

Giora Feidman_Halaka Dance


Giora Feidman and Friends
Konzert zum 75. Geburtstag
Berliner Philharmonie, 25. März 2011

Traditional “Halaka Dance (arr. Giora Feidman)

Jewish community in Massachusetts begins Purim celebration


LONGMEADOW, Mass. The Jewish community here in western Mass. began their celebration of Purim.

Lots of fun activities were planned at the Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy in Longmeadow.

Purim celebrates the Jewish survival from enemies in ancient Persia.

A reading of the story of Purim was followed by a clown performance on Saturday night.

A rabbi told 22News what the holiday is really all about.

“On the surface, this look like an amazing tail of serendipity. Of things that just happened to have happened. Yet we scratch the surface and we find that God’s hand is throughout the story,” Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky said.

And in case your wondering why people are dressed up, it’s traditional to wear a costume during the holiday.

On Sunday, the Jewish holiday celebration continues with a four course feast and live petting zoo at Forest Park in Springfield.

“What’s the Parsha, Pani Zosia?” s01 e18 – Vayakhel


“What’s the Parsha, pani Zosia?” – seria 1, odc. 18. “Vayakhel”. Z gościnnym występem Sławka Pastuszki.

Cykl mini-wykładów dotyczących cotygodniowej porcji Tory prowadzony przez Zofię Radzikowską, zasłużoną członkinię społeczności żydowskiej w Krakowie.

“What’s the Parsha, pani Zosia? – season 1, episode 18. Vayakhel. Guest starring: Sławek Pastuszka.

A series of short lectures on a weekly Torah portion led by Zofia Radzikowska, a distinguished member of the Jewish community in Krakow, Poland.

Choir of Shmuel Zahavy Cheder Chabad Toronto – Yedid Nefesh


Learning if Fun at Chabad Hebrew School February 19, 2014


Learning if Fun at Chabad Hebrew School
February 19, 2014

Legends and stories from Toledo; the Inquisition, Hercules, Pin Street and Jewish keys to Toledo

Take our fascination guide to the stories of old Toledo. Tales of the Spanish inquisition and expulsion of Jews, some of whom legend has it still hold keys to the city today. Hear about the bitter well a la Spanish Romeo and Juliet. Or take a peek at Pin Street if you need some luck to find a man! The Moorish Patio festival, festivals, knight-high arches, Alley of the Dead, Hercules caves.
For mrore details on tours of Toledo and Madrid, email

UK Jewish Film Festival 2013 Launch


The 17th annual UK Jewish Film Festival revealed its full programme yesterday at a press launch in Soho attended by guests including filmmaker/comedian Jes Benstock and comedian Arnold Brown. Running from 30 October — 17 November 2013, the festival will feature screenings of over 80 films and other special events across five cities – London, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. 53 of the films will be UK premieres, hailing from countries including Argentina, Israel, USA, UK, Germany, France and the Czech Republic. Please see here for the exciting festival programme: UKJF also launches, in its 17th year, a new VOD channel, sponsored by Think Jam: At the press launch, Festival Founder & Executive Director Judy Ironside MBE introduced some of the highlights of the festival including the UK premiere of the dazzling new comedy Blumenthal from New York writer/director Seth Fisher starring actor Brian Cox CBE. (Both will attend Festival screening for Q&A – 6 Nov, Phoenix Cinema, 20:45) Other highlights include the UK premiere of the award-winning US documentary Joe Papp In Five Acts, a portrait of the legendary New York theatre producer Joe Papp. The screening will be followed by a discussion, with actor Zoe Wanamaker CBE & director Tracie Holder (14 Nov, Barbican, 18:15), on A New Democratic Theatre For The UK. Comedian and filmmaker Jes Benstock was at the launch warming up the audience for his special Festival Comedy Event to be presented with Scottish Jewish comedian Arnold Brown, and a host of witty friends including Miriam Margolyes, Bill Paterson, David Schneider and Helen Lederer. Other guests attending the festival will include the esteemed Lord Michael Grade who will speak after Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (13 Nov, Barbican, 18:15); award-winning French director Ilan Duran Cohen who will be opening the festival with his gripping historical drama The Jewish Cardinal (30 Oct, BFI, 20:30); Czech writer/director David Ondricek presenting his debut feature In the Shadow (2 Nov, Tricycle, 19:00); and Israeli film director Eytan Fox who will close the festival on a high note with his heart-warming musical comedy Cupcakes (17 Nov, Tricycle 19:45). Other festival highlights include the UK Premiere of thriller Wakolda (5 Nov, Tricycle, 21:00), the new film from award-winning Argentinean director Lucia Puenzo; the Tribeca award-winning Israeli drama Room 514 (3 Nov, Tricycle,20:30); and an Exclusive Preview of The Congress (10 Nov, Odeon Swiss Cottage Imax Screen, 21:00), Ari Folman’s impressive follow-up to Waltz with Bashir.

Vayakhel: Shabbat, Tabernacle & Jewish vs. Israeli Culture War

Echoes of Elijah’s face-off with the false prophets of the Baal; Mordechai’s face-off with the Persian Jewishestablishment who wined and dined at 
Faith Notes: Synagogue gives gift for hospitality

Rabbi Bruce Diamond presented a miniature Torah Scroll to Nick Karas and Maria Mourgis. / Special to The News-Press 
Celebrating the survival of the Holocaust

Mark Levy • Jack Farkas kisses the Holocaust Torah being held by Zachary Koltoff, 17, during a recent emotional service 
Midrash service at Adas Israel set

Midrash is discussion/teaching of the week’s Torah portion. This week’s portion is Vayakhel (Exodus 35:1-38:20). Vayakhel means “assembled” and 
Departures / Arrivals: Cantor Amram Mizrachi is the real wandering Jew

I studied Torah every day. Mishna, ritual laws, Talmud … and cantillation. Then someone was called up to the Torah in the synagogue and I was 
Judaism: An Ongoing Process

Shira also trains Torah teachers in special workshops all over the world. ▻ More from this writer. After devoting several weekly Torah readings to 
Where We Pray: Founded as a school, The Valley Temple in Wyoming builds on faith and learning

 faith in God, love of Torah, and identification with the Jewish people, through education, involvement in the Temple and participation in Jewish life.”.
Judaism: Drinking Kiddush Wine

The Aruch HaShulchan ((Chap.271; par.36) brings a proof that even for a Mitzvah in the Torah involving eating (and Kiddush on wine is only a 
Rabbi fosters Jewish revival in downtown Detroit

In this photo, Rabbi Yisreal Pinson talks about the newly-opened Chabad House in Detroit. Four years ago, Rabbi Pinson saw the beginnings of a 
Mattes Weingast to Host Rabbi Edelkopf of Chabad in Sochi, Russia. Nachum Hosted Mattes for a 

This week Mattes’s guest on JM Sunday will be Rabbi Ari Edelkopf, Chabad Director in Sochi, Russia. Mattes and Rabbi Edelkopf will discuss what 

Rav N KahanaWhy Did the Torah Interrupt the Sequence?

The Torah, through the sequence of these five portions, was informing the Jewish people of what awaited them in the future. The instructions in 

Chabad’s Torah Study Class at the EHT Library

Chabad’s Torah Study Class at the EHT Library. Sanctuary in Time A New Outlook on the Workweek Friday, February 21st, 12:15pm Our days are 

A biblical idea for funding a synagogue

SAN DIEGO–This week’s D’var Torah was suggested by Norm Katz, Financial V.P. and regular Torah Reader at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. Norm will 

Rabbi Josh Foster

Unlike this week’s gift to provide the materials to build a dwelling-place for God, however, the gold in last week’s Torah portion went toward building a .

Disloyalty dissed

United Torah Judaism MK Meir Porush handcuffs himself to the microphone on the lectern in the Knesset plenum, during a speech about efforts to 

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Vayakhel with Rabbi James Ponet | Rosner’s Domain | Jewish Journal

This week’s Torah portion – Parashat Vayekhal (Exodus 35:1-38:20) – begins with Moses commanding the people of Israel to observe the Shabbat 

Talking Torah Weekly: Ki-Tissa and Vayelekh | Talking Torah

Talking Torah ⋅ Jgilbert
Talking Torah Weekly: Ki-Tissa and Vayelekh. Feb 21, 2014 by Jgilbert. Today we backtrack a little and spend most of our time in Ki-Tissa, I know it is 

Torah Mitzion Torani Tzioni MovementOur Forefathers, the Lumberjacks

This week’s dvar Torah is by Rav Asher Smith – Former emissary (shaliach) in Syracuse and Kansas City, now head of English Speaking Section at 

In Hebrew immersion day camps, summer fun augmented with learning

Approximately 3,000 children, not all of them Jewish, are now enrolled in the tuition-free schools, which focus on Hebrew learning and Israeli culture.

11 Best Performances by Non-Jewish Actors Playing Jews in the Movies

Observers of the convergence of Jewish and mainstream American culture will be keeping a close watch on this year’s Academy Awards in which 

St Paul JCC Celebrating 80 Years

It’s a place where individuals, families and communities come together for Jewish culture, child care, fitness, recreation and socialization in a safe, 

Temple Israel presents Torah Fund Study Day workshop

Temple Israel of Winter Springs is hosting a Torah Fund Study Day on Sunday, March 2. Following registration at 9:30 a.m., participants will have the 

Choices at 20- JFGO celebrates an anniversary of note

A video timeline documented changes, progress and historical events in the Central Florida Jewishcommunity, spanning from Orlando’s first Jewish 

More than 100 brides attend Jstyle Weddings event

More than 100 brides-to-be attended the event, including 33-year-old Carrie  of the Cleveland JewishPublication Company, who planned the event.

Jewish LIFE presents A Taste of Jewish Spain

A Taste of Jewish Spain is co-sponsored by Jewish LIFE and the Cultural Arts Committee of Temple Beth-El. For further information or to register, call 

Cooking up a storm for Leeds food fans at new Jewish festival

Helen Frais, cultural director, said: “This festival is really a celebration of Jewish culture as well as a chance to try new and exciting food. “Everyone is 

Hoffman brings new novel to Brandeis event

Hoffman, who was raised “culturally Jewish,” she says, is one of the authors at the 24th Annual Brandeis National Committee, Phoenix Chapter, Book 

Jewish Immigration Advocates Push Eric Cantor To Support Broad Reforms

Some Jewish activists believe that they may have found a pathway to the  “I am the grandson of immigrants, and as such my life has been blessed 

Composer/singer to bring her music, passion to JCC

Jewish music has enhanced my observance,” she said. “As a child, I had a hard time connecting to God in yeshiva, but singing zemirot in front of the 

Final 2013 Federation Fundraising Totals Hit $19.68 million

Funds raised by Federation support a community-wide network of organizations that care for people in need and nurture and sustain Jewish life and 

Ukraine: Don’t Scapegoat Your Jews and Muslims

During the conference, I met many wonderful Jewish and Muslim  the supreme moral imperative of the moment is the preservation of human life.


UF opens doors of new Jewish student center on campus

The new building-The Tabacinic Campus and Marilyn Kapner Levin Center for Jewish Life and Learning-is named in memory of Menachem Mendel 

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