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Cantor’s Corner

HHBJC Happenings & Save the Dates

  • Posted on December 31, 2018
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Our HHBJC ANNUAL FAMILY/COMMUNITY CHANUKAH DINNER was FANTABULOUS! The food was delicious with a great variety, something for everyone, from Fortune Glatt Kosher Chinese. I rarely eat Chinese food so it was a real treat for me. The desserts were also delicious, wonderful fresh fruit, parve ice cream sundaes and the best sufganiot I’ve had. Continue Reading »

Our Torah Fund Honoree JoAnn Luquis

  • Posted on December 3, 2018
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This past Sunday, our dear member JOANN LUQUIS received our Sisterhood Torah Fund Honor. This honor is representing the Women’s League of the Jewish Theological Seminary. I was thrilled to be a part of this event. JoAnn is a very special person and member of our community. She has been on a journey ever since Continue Reading »

Some Points of Interest & HHBJC Happenings to Share

  • Posted on November 1, 2018
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In early October it was announced that Arthur Ashkin, Ph.D, 96 years old, born in Brooklyn and Jewish, won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He shared the prize with two of his colleagues. He was awarded this honor for his groundbreaking work on optical tweezers (optical trapping). It is described as the method of using Continue Reading »

Dates and Events to Remember from Cantor Zim

  • Posted on October 3, 2018
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As we begin the New Year, here are some DATES TO REMEMBER & DATES TO LOOK OUT FOR…   Come join our unique “YIDDISH CLUB”. We will learn a bisel, laugh a bisel and nosh a bisel. All are welcome! (Wednesday evenings at 8:00 PM) DATES:  OCTOBER 24th & NOVEMBER 28th              LEARN TO LEAD Continue Reading »

Remembering My Dear Friend Mordechai Sobol

  • Posted on October 3, 2018
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My intention was to write an article reflecting on our beautiful Rosh Hashanah services but due to life’s unexpected turn of events, it is with tremendous sadness and shock that I tell you that my very dear friend and esteemed Colleague, Dr./Cantor Mordechai Sobol, suddenly passed away on September 15th of a massive brain aneurysm. Continue Reading »

Looking Ahead 5779

  • Posted on August 23, 2018
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Wow, this summer has been so hot but it has been a beautiful one…We just celebrated our merger with the Jewish Center of Oak Hills with a very special Friday Night Service & Dinner and Saturday morning Shabbat Service. So many attended this celebratory Shabbat and our Congregation was filled with spirituality, love and friendship. Continue Reading »

Music for the Heart & Soul Jewish Talent Hits Broadway

  • Posted on July 2, 2018
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I would like to share with all of you the beautiful moment I recently experienced at the Cantors Assembly Convention a few weeks ago, which took place in West Palm Beach, Florida. Although we were right near the beach, we stayed indoors, going from session to session, filled with music, interesting lectures, tradition and friendship. Continue Reading »

Our Mamas and Papas

  • Posted on June 4, 2018
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June and I were down in Florida recently celebrating our grandson Jordan’s graduation from Miami Law School. I was choked up the entire weekend because it was a special day of celebration. It was also Mother’s Day and I get very emotional not only thinking of my mother but the beauty and uniqueness that all Continue Reading »

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary-Shabbat Service & Kiddish on May 5th In Honor of Rabbi Joe & Chana Simckes

  • Posted on May 2, 2018
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Seventy years since the establishment of our beloved State of Israel. What an incredible milestone! Celebrations have been taking place across the entire Jewish world. Israel has been singing, dancing & beaming with pride. Jews of all ages & backgrounds are in a “state of Simcha”. Our Jewish Homeland is strong & vibrant!  I was Continue Reading »

Yom Hashoah Community Commemoration at HHBJC – A Rare Interview with Sam Solasz

  • Posted on April 3, 2018
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Firstly, I must share with you my reflections on what a beautiful evening we just experienced together as we honored our beloved Rabbi David Wise. The night was filled with love, appreciation, honor and respect. There was so much ruach (spirit) and happiness that surrounded us as we celebrated our Rabbi’s 13th year as our Continue Reading »