| Sep 28, 2011
| 5:19 PM
In his office at Temple Sinai of Glendale, the paperwork and music sheets piled on Steve Hummel’s office desk indicates that he’s well settled in since taking over as cantor in July. So he was perfectly ready to celebrate Rosh Hashanah,...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 9:59 PM
This may be the High Holy Days, but it's also Christmas for everyone who loves history, archaeology and the Bible. The gift is online: The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls.
Stocked by the Israel Museum and powered by Google, the site has five high-resolution...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 1:05 AM
The sound of the trumpet was many things to ancient Israel: a warning call, a call to assembly, a call to remembrance and a call to war.
Trumpet calls accompanied every burnt offering, every peace offering and every sacrifice. The sound of the trumpet...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:54 PM
In this column, I answer questions. I don't preach sermons.
Of course, as an ordained rabbi, I am legally licensed to preach long sermons that put people to sleep almost instantly, and in my synagogue I do preach such sermons on the Jewish High Holy Days...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 12:00 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Jerry Berkowitz, cantor at Congregation Etz Chaim in Wilton Manors.
Q: How do you work out your official positions at one synagogue while serving as cantor at...
| May 18, 2011
| 3:39 PM
Remember when nothing much happened for Jews between Passover and the High Holy Days? Those days are long gone, especially in South Florida.
Exhibit A: Lag B’Omer, the so-called Scholars' Holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, May 22. The day...
| Sep 28, 2008
LOS ANGELES -- Jews in the Southland and around the world will gather at synagogues, private homes and other places Monday night for the start of Rosh Hashana -- the two-day holiday marking the Jewish New Year.
Rosh Hashanah, ushering in the...
| Sep 28, 2008
Other job experience: Four other Jewish federations, including former CEO at Jewish Federation of New Orleans.
Other community posts: Member of Beth Torah, Tamarac; Kol Ami Emanu-El, Plantation, and Ramat Shalom, Plantation.
Education: Degree in...
| Jun 7, 2008
Cantor Kenneth Blatt
Title: Cantor of Temple Beth Kodesh, Boynton Beach, with average weekend attendance of 100-225.
Other job experience: Instructor of theater at Miami Dade College, Kendall; former dentist, TV actor, concert singer, theater teacher at...
| Sep 17, 2009
With Rosh Hashanah nearly here, I will be cooking vegetarian dishes for the holiday. It gives me a chance to cook new items for my family. The traditional dishes don't thrill me. Someone else always prepares these anyway, so I can be creative.
| Aug 11, 2009
A Rockland County synagogue is now destroyed after a downed power line set off a devastating blaze on its roof Monday evening.
The West Clarkstown Jewish Center in New City was closed and unoccupied when heavy rain and winds from Monday evening's...
| Sep 10, 2009
Tami Levin Muller believes that to be a Jewish woman is to know how to entertain and prepare food for her family and friends.
"Cooking is therapy. It's a means of giving, of getting people together and enjoying their company," says Muller, who lives in...