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SERMON: OTD – Off the Derech

December 5, 2017 Leave a comment

This Shabbat of our Weiner Tournament is always one of the most exciting weekends here at Beth Tfiloh. The enthusiasm and vibrancy that these Jewish teenagers bring here across the country always challenges me to make my sermon relevant to a new generation. So today I address all of them, and all of you, with some thoughts about acronyms. READ MORE

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SERMON: Woody Allen and the Pewish Problem

November 4, 2013 Leave a comment

There are two words that sound almost the same that have been uttered quite a bit these past few weeks in the Jewish community.  The two words are definitely connected. The words are: “Pew and Phew.” “Pew” – spelled P-E-W, is the name of a non-profit research center to help stimulate public and civic life.  It recently published a survey of the American Jewish community and the response of many was: “Phew” – a word used to express disbelief, wariness or outright disgust. And that was a fitting response to the Pew Survey. READ MORE

Day School graduate makes it big

November 18, 2009 Comments off

Read about the latest Jewish day school graduate to make it big — and he’s a graduate of the Beth Tfiloh Day School!

“Deputy at Time Magazine to Be BusinessWeek Editor”, New York Times (Nov. 17, 2009)

A day school graduate with a world view

October 28, 2009 Comments off

Leon Wieseltier

See this brilliant essay by Leon Wieseltier, the literary editor of the New Republic, on why America should be different.  I think of him and others like him when people tell me that students in day school are not opened up to the world. Wieseltier is a graduate of the Yeshiva of Flatbush High School!

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