Sparks of Torah

Slowly but Surely

The time had arrived for the long-awaited redemption from our bondage in Egypt. Generation after generation passed down to their children and grandchildren that eventually they would be saved. Pharoah was warned about the impending plagues that would destroy his powerful kingdom and yet he refused to back off and release his captives.

Read More »
Blog

Catching up with the Sunday Experience

It was great seeing our students after winter break.

We started preparing for Tu Bishvat!

Talking about Tu Bishvat, parents please do join us for a special Israel Fair for Tu Bishvat on Sunday January 21st at 11.15am, this is for all kids, parents and for those not enrolled in Sunday Experience too, so please invite some friends to come too!

Read More »
Sparks of Torah

When Are We Going Home?

We find ourselves in a quagmire. Deplorably, we were massacred about three months ago and we are fighting an enemy that is bent on our destruction as we well know. The valiant struggles that we are witnessing in Israel to eliminate our foes seem endless and the vitriolic assaults against us are entirely false yet accepted by millions on every continent!

Read More »
Sparks of Torah

Living Beyond Death!

The Talmud teaches us that Yaakov never died. Even though upon his ‘death’ he was embalmed, still the Talmud bases its conclusion upon a verse that clearly states that he did not die. Therefore, it is very puzzling when we read that the days of Yaakov were drawing close to their end and he was about to die.

Read More »
Women's Experience

What a Change of Environment

What a change of environment — from the barren mountains of the Judean desert to the flat, lush green manicured landscapes of Florida, from the sound of planes overhead being a sign of Israeli airpower on its way to one of the war fronts to “normal” air traffic taking people to various destinations.

Read More »
Sparks of Torah

Are We Listening?

The two most powerful brothers now collide in this exchange between Yosef and Yehuda. Yehuda senses that the ruler of Egypt is not interested in honoring his commitment to release his brother to head back to their father and he is apparently incensed. Even so, he approaches Yosef in a most fascinating manner and requests to speak into ‘the ears’ of his master, referring to Yosef. He could simply have whispered to Yosef and kept his comments private and not voiced them to the entire court of advisers present at this audience. However, this choice of words is unusual and requires an explanation.

Read More »
Blog

Catching Up with the Sunday Experience

Another very important week at the Sunday Experience as a group of community families gathered to help provide some valuable feedback as we grow the entire new Young Families Division. Plus we celebrated the Bar Mitzvah of Daniel Morton, son of Kevin and Julie Morton. And there was even time for some ice cream!

Read More »
Sparks of Torah

The True Miracle of Chanukah

We are in the middle of this wonderful Yom Tov called Chanukah. And we know that we light the Menorah for eight nights to publicize the miracle that took place at that time. The powerful Greek army was destroyed by a ragtag group that were not true soldiers and then we were unable to find pure oil with which to kindle the Menorah.

Read More »
Blog

Catching Up With the Sunday Experience

Such a fun time was had at our Chanukah party which this year took place at Krispy Kreme!

Sunday Experience had our own stand at the community Chanukah carnival run by NCSY where we made edible dreidels.

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday for our final session of what has been an awesome term!

Read More »
Blog

This Week In Pictures

This week at The Jewish Experience was all about Chanukah! With parties and much-needed celebrations throughout the community. We hope you all had a meaningful and beautiful Chanukah.

Read More »
Women's Experience

Rise Chanukah 5784

Do you ever walk into Home Goods and feel the exhilaration of all the pretty things around you?  Really, I don’t actually need anything but walking through yesterday I really enjoyed seeing so many pretty things.  We live in a material world and it is the Jewish way to embrace beauty and use it for good, thereby uplifting the world with beauty.  

Read More »
Sparks of Torah

Why Me?

Yaakov endured many trials and tribulations during his lifetime. He had to escape from Eisav and the twenty years he spent with Lavan were not a pleasant experience. Furthermore, Dinah was ravaged by Shechem and the ensuing violent response of his two sons Shimon and Levi endangered the fledgling nation in its infantile stage of development.

Read More »