Entries by Gabbai

Short, Sweet, Safe High Holiday Services

Join us for short and sweet High Holiday services! Register at DAYSOFAWESOME.ORG Joyous, user-friendly, welcoming, and meaningful High Holiday celebrations. Special pricing for Students and Young Professionals. Services led by Rabbi Yonah Bookstein and Chazan Tuli Skaist, and Yehuda Prero Intimate Garden Service with shade, bottled water.

COVID Can’t Stop Chesed

I write to you at an unpredictable and challenging moment — something our world has not seen in a century. Every few days brings up new issues and emotions to navigate. One thing that’s become abundantly clear to me as we live with the public health, economic, and communal crises that surround us, is how […]

Revolutionary Global Seminar for Jewish Singles

Leading Relationship Experts Join Forces Online in Unique Program Launching July 26  With regular events and retreats for Jewish singles on pause, the team behind Camp Neshama, Jewlicious Festival and Relationship Revolution have created a unique global seminar for Jewish singles. Kesher Relationship Seminar launches on July 26, 2020, with leading psychologists and relationship experts […]

The Shavuos-at-Home Kit: A Guide to Strengthening our Connection With God with Shavuos Customs, Activities, Learning, and Recipes

There is nothing that we would rather be doing than gathering together at our synagogues and study house for Shavuos. In our little shtetl of Pico, the streets on Shavuos night are overflowing. Jews of all backgrounds and ages walk from shul to shul to study Torah, celebrate the holiday, pray, and socialize. It’s very […]

Together With Rabbi Yonah

Join Rabbi Yonah for inspiring conversations every week on his new web series Together With Rabbi Yonah. People of all backgrounds have been devastated by the pandemic and Together is dedicated to bringing light and healing to our world. Together on this program we will meet some amazing people, and share advice and insights to […]

The Ten Minute Seder

Updated for 2020! For those short on time, who want a kosher seder!  Here is the dilemma. You want to do a proper Seder, but due to the pandemic, some tired kids, or for whatever reason, you need to get the Seder done with efficiently.  It’s not ideal – but it happens. The problem is that we […]

Sell Chametz Online – New Website

Chametz is any food product made from of wheat, barley, rye, oats, spelt or its derivatives. During Passover it’s a mitzvah to get rid of chametz, as it says, “You shall eat nothing leavened, in all your settlements you shall eat unleavened bread.” (Ex. 12:20)  In addition to not eating chametz, or benefiting from chametz on Passover, […]

Purim Gifts for the Poor- The Biggest Mitzvah

Kabbalist’s Feast: A Tu B’Shevat Seder

The first Tu B’Shevat Seder was written by an anonymous student of the great Kabbalist of Safed, Rabbi Yitzchak Luria (b.1534-d.1572). His fifty-page booklet presented fruits to eat and passages to read from holy sources such as the Torah, Prophets and Writings, and Zohar. The book was arranged like a seder and deeply Kabbalistic. Ever […]

Security in the Community

We are all seriously concerned for the safety and wellbeing of the Jewish community around the United States. While the daily antisemitic violence our brothers and sisters face in the New York area has not reached Los Angeles, we have seen a sharp increase in antisemitic vandalism and incidents of harassment.  While the LAPD and […]