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Why Do Non-Kosher Animals Exist?

Question: I’ve heard reasons why we keep kosher, and therefore understand why kosher animals were created. But I have no idea how to explain to a 10 year old public school student, whom I tutor, why God created non-kosher animals as well. Please help! Thank you!! AskTheRabbi.org answered: I think that you should your student [...]

By | 2017-06-22T17:29:46+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|JustAsk|Comments Off on Why Do Non-Kosher Animals Exist?

New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event

Join us on February 22, 2017 for the New Generation of Leaders - Brownstone Signature Event. The event supports The Brownstone Experience – a vibrant, cultural, educational, and social center for young Jews to gather, explore ideas, create community, and grow spiritually and intellectually. Register online

By | 2017-02-04T15:59:56+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Gala Banquets, News|Comments Off on New Generation of Leaders – Brownstone Signature Event

What the Brownstone Means To Me…

Every day, the Brownstone is home to young Jews who seek meaningful ways to become involved in Jewish life. Whether the person’s interest is strengthening Jewish identity, forming a deeper connection to Israel, developing community or engaging in Tikun Olam, The Brownstone’s Menu of Programs is diverse enough to fulfill their need.

By | 2016-02-29T08:54:09+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What the Brownstone Means To Me…

Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Don’t Just Look Straight Ahead – Parshat Shemot 5776

Rabbi Becher explains how Moses managed to see the burning bush, but when Rabbi Becher was a student in Yeshiva, he didn't notice the answer to his question on the Gemorah. View this video directly on Vimeo.

By | 2016-07-04T05:43:27+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Rabbi Becher's VLOG|Comments Off on Rabbi Mordechai Becher’s VLog – Don’t Just Look Straight Ahead – Parshat Shemot 5776

The New Moon — A Minor Festival – Shoftim 5775

We just celebrated Rosh Chodesh, the first day of the month of Ellul with special prayers and we began blowing the shofar every day and reciting Psalm 27 as an addition to our prayers. The concepts and lessons contained in the Jewish calendar are so central to our belief that it is necessary to teach [...]

By | 2015-08-31T07:36:22+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on The New Moon — A Minor Festival – Shoftim 5775

Setting the Alarm

There is a custom to begin sounding the shofar in the synagogue a month before Rosh Hashanah, the New Year.  The idea is that we have to start the process of change well before Rosh Hashanah to avoid a last minute, panicked rush.  During the month before Rosh Hashanah, known as Elul, the shofar is [...]

By | 2016-10-19T10:52:43+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Shabbat Blog|Comments Off on Setting the Alarm

Pesach Concerts 2014

Gateways Pesach 2014 Retreat will be held at the Hilton in Stamford, Connecticut, from Monday April 14th to Tuesday April 22nd 2014. Our Nightly Entertainment is always an experience not to be missed. Wednesday night, 1st night Chol Hamoed features Simcha Leiner. Simcha Leiner has taken the Jewish Music scene by storm and is currently [...]

By | 2014-05-01T09:31:21+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Holiday Retreats|Comments Off on Pesach Concerts 2014