Have you ever wondered if there is anyone out there for you to marry? Do you find yourself questioning your goals and marriage aspirations?
At Fall in Love you will learn the answer to these questions and so much more. This global event for Jewish singles brings together leading relationship minds and spiritual leaders to help you achieve relationship goals you never thought possible.
Over the course of one day, we will help you find answers, and provide you tools to reshape your life and romantic future.
Our first Kesher Relationship Seminar included participants from seven countries and the feedback has been extremely good! “It was life-changing. Absolutely transformational,” – Sarah from LA told us.
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 from around the world to help Jewish singles. This program, made possible by the generosity of the Alevy Family Foundation and the Mizel Family, offers singles a chance to reboot their approach to dating, relationships, and marriage.
KRS is designed for Marriage minded Jewish singles from around the world. The program will expand singles’ opportunities and help them overcome obstacles they face connecting to love. This unique program includes an interactive live webinar format, break-out session rooms, follow-up dating opportunities, connections with relationship coaches, modern matchmakers and other resources.
KRS features Leonard Carr, a world famous clinical psychologist working in private practice from Johannesburg South Africa, Arnold Bloch a leading expert on the psychobiology of intimacy and relationships, former resident psychologist on the Australian Today Show, Rabbi Yonah and Rebbitzen Rachel Bookstein, foremost spiritual leaders for American Jewish millennials, and other guests to be announced.
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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 holy and so beautiful. This year, however, we won’t be able to crowd the streets. There will be no packed rooms to squeeze into for amazing classes. We won’t be able to offer our delicious communal Yom Tov meal under the stars.
So how do we celebrate Shavuos this year and still be inspired by it? How can we have that amazing uplifting feeling of our whole community gathering to receive the Torah and celebrate in the age of Coronavirus? To fill in for the communal celebrations, we decided to do a small project from our heart to yours, compiling a Shavuos guide to help us all celebrate the holiday on the highest level possible.
One of the big lessons from this corona-time is that we have to work on developing our relationship with God on a personal level. We are all accustomed to connecting with God and Torah communally, and our personal God-connection has atrophied. As a muscle loses its abilities if it’s not utilized, our personal God-connection “muscles” need spiritual Physical Therapy.
So this year’s Shavuos Guide is designed to help us be inspired and uplifted, and to strengthen our personal God connections. This is a training manual for our souls to be more strongly connected to the Source of all life and to strengthen our faith and devotion to Torah.
We have included background information that outlines the fullness and customs of the holiday. We have provided some creative and traditional Shavuos activities and some of Rebbitzen Rachel’s famous recipes with the stories behind each one. We have also included inspiring Torah, a Community Learning Section a full Prayer and Candle Lighting Guide. Plus some yoga and meditation, poetry, and thought provoking questions.
Print out this guide before Shavuos if you can, and we pray this will help us all strengthen our connections with God.
May the whole world merit the ultimate and complete Redemption quickly in our days!
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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 help us live better, love better, and save lives.
It’s been a long time since my radio show at Cranbrook high school. Thanks to technology we can spend time together with people all over the world. In addition to our incredible guests, In addition to our incredible guests, I’ll answer your questions, highlight organizations that are making a difference, and I’ll share a short story to open our hearts. Please watch us on Facebook, or on YouTube.
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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 realized is that people end up skipping essential parts of the Seder, because most Hagaddahs will not tell you what you can skip.
With this in mind I created the 10 Minute Haggadah originally in 2012. I have now updated it, and it’s a Kosher seder for those short on time.
This Haggadah is two pages long and you download it and print it out at home, or get it copied. I originally put this Hagaddah together for “Matzachella”, our Shabbat Tent Coachella Seder.
Everything that MUST be said or done at the Seder is included in The 10 Minute Seder. In addition some favorites are included like Dayeinu. Even if you will use another Haggadah, check out the Ten Minute Seder!
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, Jews are also not permitted to OWN any chametz during Passover.
Mechiras Chametz, Chametz Sale, is a binding and legal sale of chametz that can be performed before the holiday to a non-Jew. We promise to buy it back after the holiday. While this seems like a loophole, it’s a real and binding sale, and ensures we celebrate Passover properly! (The sale is a complex legal procedure that you should not try at home.)
Rabbi Yonah will distribute these funds to needy Jewish families and homeless Jews on Purim
Purim’s 4 Mitvot are to hear the megillah, give tzedakah, have a meal, and give food gifts to friends. The biggest impact you have have, and what Rabbi Yonah calls “The Biggest Mitzvah of Purim” is giving away money. Why? Because we learn from our sages in the Shulchan Aruch that bringing joy to the poor on Purim, is more important than spending money on Purim baskets or fancy meals!
How to do it properly? The tzedakah money has to go to poor Jews and has to be distributed on Purim. Not everyone knows who is poor, and who is Jewish, and has the time and ability to find those in need on the right day.
As a Rabbi who helps a lot people in need, Rabbi Yonah is connected to these poor Jewish families and homeless Jews all year round. And they are counting on him to help them in a big way on Purim. If you donate to our campaign, Rabbi Yonah will distribute the Tzedakah on your behalf to Jews who are in REAL NEED. This money helps them pay off debts, get their cell phone turned on, buy a new pair of shoes for their kids from thrift store. It’s a GIANT mitzvah!
How much tzedakah should you give? A lot. Seriously consider giving 10% of your monthly profits to help poor Jews. You will feel very good and do a lot of good in the world. And you will be repaid by Hashem for your kindness.
As with the other mitzvot of Purim, all Jews, men women and even small children should fulfill this mitzvah.
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