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Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Pekudei

  The Sedra Pekudei informs us how the Mishkan was built. The Mishkan was taken to Eretz Yisrael and was the forerunner to the Temple/Synagogue. This Shabbat is…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus- Vayakel

The name of this week’s Sedra Vayakel means and he assembled. This is in reference to the 11th Tishri when Moses called the children of Israel together to…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Ki Tissa

The Sedrah of Ki Tissa deals with the census that was carried out to ascertain how many men over the age of 20 were eligible for military duty….

Bringing the Bible to Life

When Rabbi Rafael Zarum suggested the topic – the “Politics of Purim”, I have to admit I wasn’t exactly jumping in excitement, but he assured me that it…

Photos Jan Karski Holocaust Memorial

  A Synagogue is a place of prayer, learning and community. Community not only includes our immediate members but also the larger community both Jewish and non-Jewish. Over…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Tetzaveh

The sedra of Tetzaveh deals with the commandment to build the seven branched menorah which stood in the mishkan – this is the same menorah that became the…

Want to learn how to lead a Seder?

I have to admit that I am very privileged when its comes to having been exposed to many different kinds of Seders. As a young child, I remember…

Photograph of Barry Marcus - Rabbi Video Rabbi Marcus – Terumah

‘Terumah’ means ‘contribution’ and refers to those contributions made towards the building of the mishkan (tabernacle).  The Mishkan served as the first place of congregational worship and was…