Author Archive | Yanir Dekel



The origins of Sukkot are both historical and agricultural. Historically, Sukkot commemorates the forty-year period during which the children of Israel were wandering in the desert, living in temporary shelters. Agriculturally, Sukkot is a harvest festival and is sometimes referred to as Chag HaAsif (חג האסיף, the “Festival of Ingathering”), as it celebrates the gathering […]

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L’Shana Tova. A year of goodness.

TBS President Mitch Cohen’s Rosh Hashanah 5780/2019 speech. I want to start by thanking Rabbi & Cantor, our Executive Director, Ruth Irving, the Choir, our maintenance crew, our office staff, senior staff, our ECC teachers, Religious school teachers & everyone that is at TBS, five or more days per week.  (That would also include our […]

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Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur 2019 begins in the evening of Tuesday, October 8, and ends in the evening of Wednesday, October 9. Yom Kippur, also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jews traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour […]

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Life in the Round

by Risè Kirbo The circle is an ancient symbol.  It’s as vast as the planets in our solar system and as microscopic as an atom.  It is an infinite image with no beginning and no end. Life changes.  I now make my home in a round structure called a yurt.  All 16 sides of the […]

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