Bonai Shalom’s Gift Shop is Up and Running for Hanukkah!

Socks and fuzzy slippers colored with dreidels and menorahs in various children’s sizes! Beautiful Hanukkah candles, including those made in Israel. Potato peelers, latke-flippers (also known as spatulas), oven mits, kitchen towels, and other utensils all in delightful Hanukkah theme. There is also a lovely selection of menorahs, from functional and affordable to intricately decorated. […]

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Montgomery to Birmingham, Alabama

Montgomery to Birmingham, Alabama Last week I found myself eating lunch next to two black police officers at an Indian restaurant in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, a scene that would have been impossible just fifty years earlier in this state when the local police force included no people of color and was part of the horrible, […]

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Sad Day in Israel

Friends, We woke up this morning to such terrible news and I have been feeling sick in my heart all day.  The brutal and viscous terror attack on people finishing their morning prayers, many of them still in their tallit and tefillin, in a Synagogue in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem, leaves us speechless and […]

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A Bat Mitzvah to Remember!

A Bat Mitzvah to Remember – Tribal Blessings I am delighted to say that all of the Bar and Bat Mitzvahs that we celebrate at Bonai Shalom are memorable and joyous We mark this rite of passage for a young person and celebrate the amazing achievement of learning and preparing so much in order to stand […]

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Lila Crank’s Bat Mitzvah Dvar Torah

Parshat Pinchas – July 12th, 2014, Bonai Shalom by Lila Crank Shabbat Shalom. I am so incredibly happy that all of you could be here on my special day and that I am here standing before you now as a woman. This is such a privilege especially because in places like Nigeria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, […]

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