When I was a kid and drove with my father from our hometown of Lowell, Mass to the orthodontist in Boston, we would go through the streets of Cambridge. I would notice the rather decrepit looking triple deckers, the small apartment buildings, the dirty streets – and the dark faces. I remember questioning my father and asking why people had to live that way. Continue reading
In Yiddish the word for turkey is indik which is related to India perhaps because the explorers thought that they had reached the East Indies. Continue reading
Andy and I were on vacation in Portugal when we received the sad e-mail about Josie’s death; we missed the funeral. We returned home with Covid; we missed the Shiva.
So how can we pay our respects? We can share a few memories. It occurred to me that other congregants might also like to share some thoughts about Josie. After all, she was such an integral part of the Shomrei community. Continue reading
Chef Fern and Super Packer Shirley led MESH today with lots of help from Rachel Kanter and first timer Romy Rost.
A mediterranean dinner was prepared featuring:
Roasted Salmon with a yoghurt mint sauce; Cous Cous Salad made with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, garbanzo beans, peppers and Clementines.
Even in such troubling times when our hearts turn toward the East, toward Israel, we are still mindful of our mission to heal the world, to take care of the less fortunate in our own community- Tikkun Olam. Continue reading