Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Conversion: My Personal Statement

Below is the personal statement that I wrote and submitted to my sponsoring Rabbi, Rabbi Michael Latz @ Shir Tikvah in Minneapolis.  It will be provided to the other members of the Beit Din that will be meeting with me on … Continue reading

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It isn’t just Europe: Anti-Semitic Graffiti Hits Madison, Wisconsin

This past Friday night/Saturday morning, my beloved hometown made national, even international news.  It wasn’t good news.  It was news of the bad persuasion.  The kind of news we have been hearing out of Europe a lot more as of … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom! 11/22/2013

Sanctuary of my congregation, Temple Beth El in Madison, WI

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TBL Swarsensky Scholar-in-Residence

Originally published 11/11/2013 on the Times of Israel: Each year, my congregation, Temple Beth El, honors the memory of our founding Rabbi Manfred Swarsensky through the Swarsensky Scholar-in-Residence Program. This year the Scholar-in-Residence was Temple member Charles L. Cohen. This … Continue reading

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Intro to Judaism 2014

Originally published 11/08/2013 on the Times of Israel: As part of my conversion process, I will be taking an Introduction to Judaism class. Yesterday I recieved the syllabus for the class. The class is 16 weeks in length and is … Continue reading

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A look inside my Reform congregation

Originally Published on 08/10/2013 on the Times of Israel: have a confession to make. I love my congregation. My Reform Judaism congregation here in Madison, Wisconsin is the most welcoming place I feel I have ever been a part of. … Continue reading

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