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From Strength to Strength

05/19/2019 12:00:03 PM


Amy Claver















At Shabbat services on Friday, we...


01/01/2019 12:03:54 PM


Amy Claver

Last year around this time, William and I were chatting on our way home from Lehrhaus as we are wont to do. In Lehrhaus we learn from the texts of our tradition, the sage rabbis and scholars who came before us, our engaging teacher, Mr. Rosenberg, and from each...Read more...

Our Future Is Bright

10/14/2018 12:08:38 PM


Amy Claver

The future of Judaism is secure! We started off the new year strong with William Gorstein being called to the Torah as a bar mitzvah on 6 October. All of us who know William know he is Mr. Personality—thoughtful, funny, generous, kind and always so stylish. It was...Read more...

We Return

09/09/2018 12:16:08 PM


Amy Claver

It’s the return that’s the hardest. A friend of mine recently came back from a trip to Europe. After being back for four days, he told me he was finally able to sleep through the night and feels more acclimated to the Central time zone again. I have been back and forth to Europe several times and can transition to wherever I go really well. But it’s the return that is hard for me.


Back to School

08/01/2018 12:18:10 PM


Religious School

It's August, and you know what that means. School is right around the corner! Squeeze in the picnics, the swimming pools, the fishing, camp, camping, and camp outs. 

9 August, Israeli dancing at 7:30pm at our synagogue

17 August, Shabbat in the park with us at Devonshire Park next to our...Read more...

Peseach Parsley

03/18/2018 12:24:26 PM


Amy Claver

We have sprouts! So many that I have transplanted our parsley to a new pot. The lovely planting project during religious school on Tu B’shevat has resulted in parsley sprouts growing for Pesach. They grow a little more every day. I can’t help thinking as I watch them grow, that they are a metaphor for us, who also take weeks to get ready for Pesach. As our sprouts grow, we are growing in soul, hopefully working on what we should address...Read more...


02/20/2018 12:31:00 PM


Religiious School

Purim is upon us, so that means things are a bit mixed up and not everything is what it seems. So what else is new? I’ve noticed that it’s not just me who has been lamenting these topsy-turvy times in which we live. Are our times really unique or, now that we are the adults, is this just our turn? Both are true. 

Every generation before seems to be nostalgic for days past when there seemed to be more patience, predictability,...Read more...

The Days Are Long, The Years Are Short

08/13/2017 12:31:51 PM


Amy Claver

Ah, the famous saying of parents. Time really does fly. Religious school starts in a month. Public school for my children begins in 10 days. It’s hard to believe that we are already in mid-August. We were talking about this today at the beach with our friends. What, pray tell, do you like about religious school, I asked. Darling Dalia chimed in immediately, I like studying big questions with good friends. I may have prompted the...Read more...

Recognition for Education Director

07/31/2017 12:34:35 PM


Amy Claver

There are many things I love about Judaism. One of them is the premium Jews place on education. The Talmud states it is a parent’s responsibility to see that children are raised and educated in Judaism. I’ve drawn on a lot of resources to live up to my...Read more...

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