Category Archives: Holidays

Turkey and Latkes

It has been a very busy few weeks planning Thanksgiving feasts and Chanukah shows at schools, but everything has gone quite smoothly for the most part. We have had a blast with singing about turkeys, pumpkins, pilgrims, latkes, dreidels, chanukiahs … Continue reading

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Wrong way on the Highway

So, wrong way on the Sawgrass? OMGosh! Some days I feel like I can do that. Well, I actually did the first week of school! It is for good reasons. So much has been going on and is happening now, … Continue reading

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Shakin’, Rockin’, and Hakafot

One of my favorite holidays is Sukkot. With all the synagogues I work at, I have the opportunity of fulfilling the mitzvot of shaking the lulav and etrog, sitting and eating in many Sukkot and sharing the mitzvot with many … Continue reading

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Is Yom Kippur a Holiday?

leansed, theThe High Holiday season is always a very exciting but trying time. This year has a different feel to it for me. I am not as nervous as I usually am. I don’t know it it is good or … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Holiday Season

What a beautiful High Holiday Season so far! Wonderful music with my students, great services including the Shofar blowing, great dinners, and a sense of renewal. Did I mention my Shofar blowing? I was impressed with myself! I performed some … Continue reading

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Teenagers and Singing

I got teenagers to sing and enjoy themselves! I introduced myself as their new music specialist and taught them Neal Katz’s “Ameh Yisrael Chai”. I like to use that as an ice breaker. It works! It has very few words, … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Long time

WOW! I can’t believe that it has been, I believe< two months since I wrote on my blog. It was a crazy summer. The things I really wanted to get done, didn't happen like, writing my song, filing, cleaning a … Continue reading

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Break Is Over

I took a well deserved couple week hiatus after school let out to recuperate a little after a very hectic year both work wise and emotionally. Pertaining to work, it was a great year but wearing. Emotionally, it was a … Continue reading

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Revelation

It is amazing how a synagogue service can stay with you for several days. I was invited to participate in a Shavuot service at Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs. It was a very moving service from seeing all of … Continue reading

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Counting the Days

We are in the midst of an exciting time right now. We are counting; that’s right, counting. We have been counting the days since the second night of Passover, and we will continue until the holiday of Shavuot. Many of … Continue reading

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