Tag Archives: Judaism

Passover Sequel

Dayeinu! It’s enough. With the melodies of the seder songs still lingering somewhere in our heads and running out of new ideas for a schmear to lively up a week of matzah eating, what else can say, or sing, other … Continue reading

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“Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Elijah.”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut  When I was young, I remember being intrigued every year at Passover by the ritual of opening our doors at the end of the seder. I recall anxiously awaiting Elijah, who I thought might walk through … Continue reading

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Passover Themed Classes

A Passover Potpourri Congregation B’nai Emunah is offering three classes about the most important Passover Questions. Starting March 31 , every Thursday night from 7-9pm, join Hayley, Frank and Mark for these participatory continuing education classes. March 31 “Why is this … Continue reading

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66th Anniversary Celebration

By Rabbi Mark Melamut It was a fun filled 66th Anniversary weekend for B’nai Emunah.  Friday evening potluck dinner kicked off the weekend, followed by Saturday morning services led by some of the students of our adult B’nai Mitzvah class. … Continue reading

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“8 Crazy Nights Mashup – What do I Stand For?”

Wow, we made it to 8 Crazy Nights!  Homes, sanctuaries and clothes filled with oil, all spun out of dreidel and filled with gelt (and maybe a little guilt too from the holiday’s menu), presents exchanged (and maybe even re-gifted), … Continue reading

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On the 7th night of Hanukkah – “Triumphant Defiance, Seduction & Cheese on Hanukkah – Judith”

By Rabbi Mark Melamut Make sure to watch this video  on Judith. Like me, you may have missed reading this story as a kid in religious school or as an adult in your general Jewish education.  By the 7th night … Continue reading

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“Dreidel – The Real Spin – It’s Not Just for Kids”

    By Rabbi Mark Melamut Not just a game for kids, dreidel is all about letting go, giving life a spin and dealing with what we get. Don’t we always want it all, get disappointed if we get none, … Continue reading

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Bar Mitzvah Drash about Hayei Sarah

This drash was given  November 7, 2015  by Sebastian Middle   My Torah portion is called “Hayei Sarah” or “Life of Sarah” but it is really about Sarah’s death and Abraham’s bloodline. In our story, Abraham’s wife Sarah dies; he … Continue reading

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Buckets Full

Sermon by Rabbi Mark Melamut on Rosh Hashanah There was once a King who had an only child, the apple of his eye. The King wanted his child to master different fields of knowledge and to experience various cultures, so … Continue reading

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Spirituality Photo Project about Rabbi Mark

The Spirituality Photo Project produced by Drake Newkirk, with Rabbi Mark Melamut as the subject This  photo story documents a person’s spiritual life, how it influences them, and how they share it with others in the community. These images will … Continue reading

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