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Cantor Bat-Ami Moses
April 6, 2020

I have always loved Jack Johnson's very catchy song, "Three is the magic number!"  Though, on Passover Seder night we all know that it is not three, but rather the number four that is clearly the magical one. There are four names for Passover,  "Z'man Heruteynu" (Season of our Freedom) "Hag Hapesah" (Festival of the pesah sacrifice) "Hag

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Cantor Gail Hirschenfang
March 26, 2020

Five PHRASES to try to AVOID in a Limited-Service Contract
If you have a limited-service agreement with your synagogue, do everything you can to make sure that it is accompanied by a very detailed job description.

In that written agreement, do everything you can to avoid the following phrases:

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Notes Worth Knowing
February 12, 2020

The Color Love, a Story of a Mixed-Race Jewish Girl
An unforgettable story about what you inherit from your family—identity, disease, melanin, hate, and most powerful of all, love.

The ACC-GTM convention committee is pleased to announce the addition of Marra B. Gad to the June 2020 San Diego Convention program. Marra will be

Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor Shedon Foster Merel, Cantor Emeritus of Congregation Beth Israel
January 17, 2020

On July 2018, I wrote an article entitled, “Wanted: Listeners, not Interrupters,” for San Diego Jewish World. I received several revealing responses from friends and others, each with the same opening sentence: “I am guilty of being a poor listener.” Frankly, their confessions were not surprising as poor listening is endemicin our society. Even

Notes Worth Knowing
Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray
December 18, 2019

The lights of the menorah remind us of the brave Maccabees who stood up Antiochus of Syria who persecuted anyone who practiced Judaism. Our existence today reflects a strong spirit to withstand the hatred and anti-Semitism that sadly continues to this day. Hanukkah occurs as the days grow shorter and darker- we light candles literally to light