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Praying for Ukraine

02/25/2022 11:35:32 AM


Dear Friends,

Years ago as a young rabbi at Am Shalom, I had the sacred honor of traveling with my good friend and Am Shalom member, Robert Max Schrayer, to Kiev as part of a Jewish United Fund leadership mission.

On the mission we visited a vibrant but poor Jewish community attempting to  make a go of it. We visited elderly Jews barely making enough to...Read more...

Three Easy Steps to Make Your Vote Count

09/27/2020 07:04:37 AM


Dear Friends,

Here are three easy steps (plus one bonus step!) to make your vote count.

Decide whether to vote by mail or in-person.

STEP #2 
Get your mail-in ballot or find out where to vote. 

Get a "vote by mail ballot" from:

Cook...

Pledge Your Voting Commitment

09/08/2020 09:24:58 AM


Dear Friends,

Your vote matters.

As Jews and Americans, we have an obligation to participate in elections to ensure that policies at the local, state, and national levels bring us closer to achieving our vision of a world where all people experience wholeness, justice, and compassion.

As part of our sacred mandate of tikkun olam, world repair, Am Shalom is participating in the Reform Movement’s 2020 Civic Engagement...Read more...

A Moment of Reflection

05/28/2020 09:57:44 AM


During the quarantine, I’m noticing that many people are baking challah, which elicits lessons of patience and time. As we wait for the yeast to proof, the dough to rise, and the loaves to transform, we’re reminded to slow down and smell the bread baking. And the dough teaches us some great...Read more...

As A Match To The Heart

12/04/2019 12:33:39 PM


The newest addition to the David M Grossmann Gallery is Howard Tatar's "As A Match To The Heart." Thanks to Howard for sharing this account of how the exhibit came to be. 

Drawn from photo images taken in Poland, Germany, Israel, the Galapagos Islands, New Orleans, the Monument Valley Navajo...Read more...

Winning Brisket Recipe - Bubbe's Brisket

11/26/2019 09:58:17 AM


Thank you to all of the Am Shalom Brisketeers who entered our annual Brisket Cook-off! Our trio of judges sampled nine entries ranging from brisket tacos to sweet and saucy to Biscuit the Brisket, and two chefs came out on top. 

Bubbe's Brisket
Chef: Joan...

Winning Brisket Recipe - Next Year in Korea

11/25/2019 04:05:37 PM


Thank you to all of the Am Shalom Brisketeers who entered our annual Brisket Cook-off! Our trio of judges sampled nine entries ranging from brisket tacos to sweet and saucy to Biscuit the Brisket, and two chefs came out on top. 

Next Year in Korea
Chef: Jim Allen
Adapted from...

Art Connects

09/16/2019 02:23:20 PM



If you haven't had a chance to see the new exhibit in the David M. Grossman gallery, please make a point to stop by. The exhibit is presented by Olive Tree Arts Network, an organization that brings together Christian, Jewish and Muslim children and through an arts curriculum, gives them a chance to...Read more...

Listening With Our Eyes

05/07/2019 11:02:07 AM


The newest installation in Am Shalom’s David M. Grossmann Gallery is called Listening with our Eyes. It’s a photo exhibit by member Howard Tatar.

The photos are the result of an interfaith journey to Israel that Tatar went on in 2016. He stresses the word “journey,” as the experience was much...Read more...

Reflections on Our Journey to Spain

04/30/2019 03:08:29 PM


by Am Shalom member Phyllis Victorson

Traveling to Spain with Am Shalom was a lot of fun. Our friendly group bonded quickly thanks to the warmth of Rabbi Steve and the inspiring music of Craig Taubman. Mike Hollander, our educational leader, added depth and Jewish perspective to the...Read more...

Where do the Feeding the Hungry lunches go?

03/19/2019 01:53:09 PM


Thanks to Mitch Rogatz, Fanchon Simons' Feeding the Hungry volunteer/driver, for sharing your experience! 

It’s "Feeding the Hungry Sunday," and I swing by the Am Shalom kitchen at 9:15am to find a few dozen happy, chattering - and very busy - Am Shalom’ers in different ‘stations.’ All along the long, shiny, stainless steel island they're making turkey sandwiches, packing up bananas, chips and desserts...Read more...

A Jewel in the Am Shalom Crown

03/12/2019 11:28:44 AM


"He has told you, O'man what is good, and what the Lord requires of you. Only to do justice, to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8

These words, familiar to all of those who have walked into our building, also inspired Joanne Hoffman, one of Am Shalom's founding...Read more...

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