Upcoming Shabbat: Pastor Jim Buckman

Chevre, Just a reminder that we’ll welcome as our teacher this Shabbat Pastor James Buckman, recently installed as the pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Lake Forest.  Pastor Buckman is also a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, where has served as...

Baruch Dayan Ha-emet: Pauline Riskin, z’l

Chevre, It is with deep sorrow that I inform you of the death of Pauline Riskin, z’l, Gary Riskin’s mother.  Gary and Pam, of course, were long-time active members of B’Chavana before moving to Colorado.  We once brought Shabbat to Pauline at the...

Ridiculing the President

Chevre, There are days on which I am startled by how much I’ve changed. In my teen and early adult years, I loved political humor, particularly satire. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, Saturday Night Live, Second City, Lenny Bruce, just to name a few – I couldn’t...

Our First Shabbaton: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Chevre, I’m happy to announce our first Shabbaton ever! What’s a Shabbaton?  For us, it will be something of a mini-kallah, a Shabbat day filled with all of the wonderful tefilah and learning, food and laughter, singing and celebration that we know from...
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