Entries by Philip Weintraub

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Four hundred and sixty seven school shootings in American History. That is an incomplete list from Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_shootings_in_the_United_States It doesn’t include suicides or when only teachers were killed. How many happen in other parts of the world? How many times do we hear thoughts and prayers? How many times have we seen any actual action […]

Bad Rabbi???? Sunday at 2

Sunday afternoon, do we have a treat for you!  Join us at 2PM for a fascinating talk from Eddy Portnoy. He will be sharing crazy and interesting stories from the Yiddish press: “Stories abound of immigrant Jews on the outside looking in, clambering up the ladder of social mobility, successfully assimilating and integrating into their […]

Hey, where did the rabbi go?

I’m reposting from my personal blog, because I think it is important for you all to see what inspired me, and is helping me grow my rabbinate.  Recently I had the opportunity to study Torah with friends, colleagues and teachers from JTS.  The few days at Pearlstone were so powerful for me.  They helped me […]

Hanukkah celebrations

Over the last few nights we’ve celebrated Hanukkah as a community. Each night we’ve celebrated and honored members of the community with different backgrounds and roles. We thanks them for their hard work!

How do we wrestle the Holy One?

Today is #GivingTuesday.  Support us by offering your two cents, or two dollars, or two hundred, or two thousand! Follow-up to my video: To be a Jew is to declare oneself part of a Jewish community.  It is to pay your dues.  One cannot really be Jewish alone.  One must affiliate; one must connect; one […]

Interfaith Thanksgiving

How do we support one another? On November 19, on Benkard Ave, I stood with a dozen local clergy members and almost 100 members of our Newburgh communities.  At St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, we heard beautiful music and had fellowship together.  We heard words from Isaiah, Psalms, and Corinthians–from the Hebrew Bible and […]