One of the basic tenets in Judaism is the Exodus from Egypt. The Ten Commandments begin with the words: “I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt.” We are compelled to recall this extraordinary event in prayers like the V’ahavta and Shabbat evening Kiddush. Passover commemorates our people’s freedom from slavery after this momentous escape.
This theme is familiar — especially for Salomone Castro.
Jewish Family Service has been named administrator for Holocaust Claims Conference for providing compassionate care to Holocaust survivors.
By Judy Greenwald
Photography courtesy of JFS
In keeping with...
Congregation Shir Tikvah celebrates 36 years.
Judy Greenwald Contributing Writer
Photos by Eli Shapiro
Congregation Shir Tikvah (CST) in Troy, the metro area’s only Reform-Renewal synagogue, celebrated its...