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Your Jewish Neighborhood is a weekly podcast from Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California. Each week, your host, Michele Holtz, will introduce you to clergy, educators, and other leaders from Temple Isaiah who will explore issues and topics of general interest to affiliated and unaffiliated Jews and anyone interested in the Reform Jewish movement. We hope you'll feel welcome here!

Your Jewish Neighborhood is a weekly podcast from Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California. Each week, your host, Michele Holtz, will introduce you to clergy, educators, and other leaders from Temple Isaiah who will explore issues and topics of general interest to affiliated and unaffiliated Jews and anyone interested in the Reform Jewish movement. We hope you'll feel welcome here!
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Your Jewish Neighborhood is a weekly podcast from Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California. Each week, your host, Michele Holtz, will introduce you to clergy, educators, and other leaders from Temple Isaiah who will explore issues and topics of general interest to affiliated and unaffiliated Jews and anyone interested in the Reform Jewish movement. We hope you'll feel welcome here!

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Episodes

YJN #238 - 10/21/12 - Yom Kippur Sermon

10/21/2012
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In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, we are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services. This installment features the Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Judy Shanks. Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org

Duration:00:20:19

YJN #238 - 10/21/12 - Kol Nidre Sermon

10/21/2012
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In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, we are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services. This installment features the Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Judy Shanks. Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org

Duration:00:17:22

YJN #238 - 10/21/12 - Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon

10/21/2012
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In this special series of podcasts, all falling under the umbrella of episode #238, we are proud to offer the four serllmons from Temple Isaiah's High Holy Days services. This installment features the Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon by Rabbi Judy Shanks. Please be sure to visit our official home on at the web at: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org

Duration:00:26:15

YJN #237 - 08/19/12 - Rabbi Roberto Graetz on Yizkor

8/19/2012
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Please visit our official home: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Yizkor, the Memorial Service, from My Jewish Learning Yizkor, from Jewish Virtual Library Yizkor: Just the Basics, from My Kaddish The Yizkor Book Project Yizkor: Online Yahrzeit Reminder & Memorials, from ORT Video: Yizkor for Martyrs, a memorial concert by David Chevan

Duration:00:07:56

YJN #236 - 07/29/12 - Rabbi Graetz on Havdalah

7/29/2012
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Be sure to visit our home site: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Havdalah, from the Jewish Virtual Library Havdalah: Taking Leave of Shabbat, from My Jewish Learning The Magic of Havdalah Havdalah Blessings The Havdalah Ceremony: Distinctions and origins Making Havdalah Simply (video)

Duration:00:10:16

YJN #235 - Rabbi Nicki Greninger on Total Physical Response (TPR) for learning languages

6/21/2012
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Be sure to visit us at our official home: YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: The ABC's of the Total Physical Response Wikipedia listing on TPR Your TPR Source TPR and Language Acquisition (Video) Total Physical Response: A Short Introduction (PDF)

Duration:00:11:07

YJN #234 - 04/28/12 - A Child of Temple Isaiah

4/28/2012
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Be sure to visit Your jewish Neighborhood at our official home: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org

Duration:00:19:53

YJN #233 - 03/31/12 - Some Passover Music

3/31/2012
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Be sure to visit us at our official website: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Passover Music from TheHolidaySpot.com Alan Eder and Friends Debbie Friedman's website Passover Music from Kosher4Passover.com A downloadable PDF Passover Haggadah

Duration:00:09:29

YJN #232 - 03/17/12 - Rabbi Greninger on Grade-Based Alternatives to Jewish Education

3/17/2012
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Be sure to visit us at our official home: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Alternative Models for Jewish Education, from the Rejewvenate! blog Outcome-based education, a description from Wikipedia Jewish Educational Trends Jewish Education Change Network Temple Isaiah's Religious School

Duration:00:10:29

YJN #231 - 02/19/12 - Rabbi Greninger on The Hebrew Project

2/19/2012
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Be sure to visit our official home: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Hebrew Project Wiki Hebrew Language, resources from the University of Texas at Austin Hebrew Blackboard, Hebrew teaching resources What Happened to 'Hebrew' in Hebrew School? Expriment in Congregational Education The Jewish Education Project

Duration:00:11:54

YJN #230 - 01/29/12 - Rabbi Judy Shanks on Temple Isaiah's Founding 60 Years Ago

1/29/2012
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Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at its official home: YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's one and only link: Temple Isaiah: Celebrating 60 Years

Duration:00:11:08

YJN #229 - 01/07/12 - Nina Simone Gotch, Education Director, Anti-Defamation League

1/7/2012
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Please visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at its official home: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Anti-Defamation League What is Anti-Semitism?, from the ADL Anti-Semitic violence doubled in 2009, from the Jerusalem Post The shocking statistics ab out anti-Semitism in America, YouTube video FBI's 2010 hate crime statistics from ACoordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism Public education Campaign to End Campus Anti-Semitism, from the US Commission on Civil...

Duration:00:11:35

YJN #228 - 12/19/11 - Rabbi Shanks on the Significance of Chanukah

12/19/2011
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Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at our official website: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links Chanukah, from the Jewish Virtual Library Rabbis shed light on Chanukah's importance, from the Palm Beach Daily News The Meaning of Chanukah, from Being Jewish Eight Days of Chanukah -- What's the Spiritual Significance, from aJudaica.com Judaism 101: Chanukah Chanukah, American Style, from the American Jewish Historical Society

Duration:00:11:51

YJN #227 - 12/11/11 - The Campaign for Youth Engagement

12/11/2011
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Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at our official home: YourJewishNeighborhood.org This weeks links: The URJ's Campaign for Youth Engagement Jewish Parents: how to Get Teens to Keep Engaged After 13, from Radical parenting Preventing Post B'nai Mitzvah Dropout-itis, from Reform Judaism Online Study Finds 'Man Crisis' in Liberal Jewish Circles Keeping Our Kids on the Derech, an Orthodox perspective

Duration:00:08:50

YJN #226 - 11/14/11 - Modern Synagogue Communications

11/14/2011
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Visit the official home of Your Jewish Neighborhood: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Who Reads Synagogue Newsletters? Marketing the Shul: What's Working and What Needs to Work U.S. Synagoges Lag in Use of Web and Social Media Technologies Temple Isaiah's Facebook page Rabbi Judy Shanks on Twitter

Duration:00:13:34

YJN #225 - Cantor Korn on Selichot - 10/23/11

10/23/2011
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Visit our official website at: www.yourjewishneighborhood.org This week's links: Questions and answers about Selichot from the Orthodox Union Selichot: Prayers of Repetence, from MyJewishLearning.com Selicot at the Western Wall, from YouTube When do we begin saying Selichot and why?, from AskMoses.com Music of Selichot and the High Holy Days from Sinai Temple, Springfield, MA Selichot for iPhone and iPad, from The Jewish iPhone Magazine

Duration:00:11:15

YJN #224 - 09/25/18 - Why Hebrew Letters are Used for Numbers

9/25/2011
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Visit the official home of Your Jewish Neighborhood for show notes and more: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org Hebrew Numbers Numbers in Hebrew Video Lesson: Hebrew 101 - Numbers & Days The Confusion of Hebrew Numbers Kabbalah: Meaning of Numbers Symbolism of "Chai", 18

Duration:00:11:22

YJN #223 - 09/01/11 - Rabbi Graetz on Israel and the Arab Spring

9/1/2011
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Please visit the official YJN website: www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: Arab Spring spells uncertainty for Israel, from BBC Israel's Arab Spring?, from The Huffington Post Israel must not ignore the Arab Spring, from Haaretz.com Israeli Summer is no Arab Spring, from USA Today What the Arab Spring Means for Israel and Palestine, from NPR Has the Arab Spring arrived in Israel?, from Al Jazeera English

Duration:00:09:57

YJN #222 - 08/02/11 - Judaism and "End Times"

8/2/2011
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Be sure to visit our official website at YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: The apocalypse in Judaism from Jewish Encyclopedia Apocalypse Then, from Reform Judaism magazine Revelation/Apocalypse vs. Torah Prophesies? Apocalyptic Literature in the Old Testament and Early Judaism, a bibliography Apocalypses and the Apocalypse, from Messianic Jewish Musings Jewish End of Days, a blog dedicated to "a Jewish perspective on the end times and the coming of the Messiah" Judaism...

Duration:00:10:09

YJN #221 - 07/12/11 - Val Morehouse Reads "The Castle on Hester Street"

7/12/2011
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Be sure to visit our official home: YourJewishNeighborhood.org This week's links: The Castle on Hester Street on Amazon.com Reviews and discussions of The Castle on Hester Street Linda Heller's Website

Duration:00:12:06