Posts Tagged ‘rabbi phil warmflash’

B’hol Dor Va’Dor

Posted: April 11th, 2014

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director B’chol Dor Va’Dor, in every generation each of who sit at the Seder table must feel that we, personally, been redeemed from Egypt. We may read over this line in the Haggadah without even stopping to reflect on its significance.  It is, as I see it, one of the most important verses in in the entire ceremony. Continue reading…

The Book of Esther and the Pew Study

Posted: March 6th, 2014

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director / This past Sunday was the first day of the Hebrew month of Adar Bet, the second Adar. This means: (1) it is a leap year on the Jewish calendar, (2) the holiday of Purim is coming in 15 days, and (3) we will see the first signs of spring as Pesah (Passover) holiday foods appear on the shelves of our grocery stores. Continue reading…

Jewish Disabilities Awareness Month

Posted: February 4th, 2014

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director / February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month. In honor of that I want to share a story that illustrates what this month, and Jewish life in general, should be about. Continue reading…

The People of the Book

Posted: January 8th, 2014

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director/  On January 26th, Jewish Learning Venture will formally launch year seven of One Book, One Jewish Community (OBOJC) with an Author Event and Book Signing featuring Michael Lavigne, author of this year’s featured selection, “The Wanting.”  Arriving at this year seven milestone is quite an accomplishment and a tribute to the dedication and tenacity of a group of volunteers, many members of which have been working on OBOJC since its inception. Continue reading…

Standing at the Intersection of Tradition and Innovation

Posted: November 6th, 2013

By Rabbi Phil Warmflash, Executive Director/ Over the last two weeks, many people have offered congratulations on Jewish Learning Venture’s being selected as one of the 50 most innovative organizations in Jewish North America by Slingshot ‘13-‘14.  I must admit, it is great to be at the top of the “TripAdvisor” guide to Jewish organizations.  And more than that, I am very excited about the recognition when I consider that the other agencies selected are, in the main, start-ups and entrepreneurial initiatives that have recently been developed to meet a need in the Jewish community.  Not so Jewish Learning Venture. Continue reading…