Rabbi Yisrael Baron

‘Evening of Tribute’ honors volunteers

To all of our Friendship Circle volunteers, thank you for your tireless efforts and generous spirit. Thank you for an amazing year and an extraordinary 10 years! At the Friendship Circle’s annual Evening of Tribute on Tuesday, May 20, we’ll honor our volunteers who are the lifeblood of our program. ...

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Prepare early for a meaningful Passover

Passover is coming! There is much to do to make the holiday more meaningful and complete. Passover is the most ancient of all rituals. It has been passed down in an unbroken chain of tradition for more than 3,300 years. We celebrate Passover because it commemorates the birth of our ...

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Where’s everybody?

Rabbi Yisrael Baron
(Photo courtesy of http://www.sunnychabad.org/)

Pharaoh had an immigrant problem. The Hebrews who had moved to Ancient Egypt were now multiplying at an alarming rate. “The country will be run over by foreigners! They will drive us from our land!” Forget that it was one of their own, Joseph, who as viceroy had saved the ...

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A new way to repent at Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown on Friday, is the holiest day of the year. Tradition would have it that people spend every evening before Yom Kippur pondering their sins and their faults and everything bad about themselves. While repenting during the High Holy Days, many may spend a lot ...

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Jumping Out of the Box

“It is not the consumer’s job to know what he wants,” Steve Jobs responded when asked if he had done any market research. How can the consumer request a product that has yet to be invented? A true visionary sees opportunity and potential where most people see nothing at all. ...

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Time to Wake Up!

We have all heard it many times. We must decrease our carbon footprint. We must be more green and earthfriendly. As a boy, I remember how when we went hiking in the woods they would tell us, “Don’t leave any wrappers or any mess behind. Leave the trail the way ...

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Walking 4 Friendship, giving to others

Walking 4 Friendship, giving to others

This year’s Walking 4 Friendship event on Sunday, Feb. 10, was bigger and better than ever. More than 1,000 children, teens, parents, grandparents and supporters participated in the fourth annual 3k walk and gave with their hearts to benefit the Friendship Circle. This joyous event brings out the best of ...

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