Author Archive | Rabbi Heidi Cohen

Chapman Holocaust Memorial Program

Last night I had the honor of participating in the Chapman Holocaust Memorial Program.  This 10th anniversary of this evening to remember brought over 100 survivors, their families and the community together to share together in a touching evening filled with music and stories reminding us of the importance to always remember. I was honored […]

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What Are You Doing With Your Hametz?

WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR HAMETZ… During Pesach, the Torah tells us that we may neither eat nor own leavened bread or hametz of any kind (Exodus 12:15-20). Hametz refers to food prepared from any of the following five species of grain: wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye that have been allowed to leaven. Ashkenazi […]

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UCI and Ambassador Michael Oren

Over the past several weeks we watched the events from Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at UCI unfold.  We are concerned about the anti-Israel incidents that take place at UCI and strive to remain informed and proactive to support the Jewish students who attend UCI and the entire population that the University should be a place […]

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Maxine Horwitz Cultural Event

There are many doors into Temple Beth Sholom. From the Sanctuary to the School Building to the Social Hall.  And through all these doors, we find great experiences for all ages and all interests. TBS is about being together with friends and family and experiencing new and exciting programs. We have a great choice of […]

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Freedom of Speech or Intimidation

Monday night the Orange County Community had the opportunity to hear Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren speak about the Israel Palestinian conflict. This was an opportunity for dialogue to discuss the challenges in Israel at this time, especially in the wake of Israel’s response to the Goldstone report. (more info at http://www.jta.org ) Ambassador Oren was […]

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Love From Iraq

Reposted from Rabbi Cohen’s Blog I just got off skype with Daniel, the Captain of the unit Temple Beth Sholom adopted.  It was so wonderful to see him and spend some time catching up. All of Daniel’s troops are doing great!  In fact, his unit was just given an accommodation for being so well run […]

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