Monthly Archives: November 2016

Nov 30

Mitzvah Day Report from Heartwood Forest

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Guest post by Darren Marks On Mitzvah Day 2016 eleven SAMS member of all ages took part in the Woodland Trust tree planting event in Heartwood Forest, an event we as a community have been participating in for several years. We were part of a team of 679 volunteers from every walk of life who […]

Nov 29

Letter to SAMS from Judy and Rabbi Carl

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29 November 2016 [Edited] Dear SAMS, Today marks three weeks since we arrived back home in the USA. Before I write one more word, however, make no mistake- SAMS became our “second home” during the six weeks that I served as your rabbi. Judy feels exactly the same. You quickly made us feel part of […]

Nov 21

The Stolpersteine Project

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Guest post by Jon Meier I never thought I would be saying Kaddish in public, standing at a podium with a microphone in a town square in a small picturesque town in Northern Bavaria. The occasion was the installation of Stolpersteine for my grandparents and uncle. Stolpersteine (literally ‘stumble stones’ ) are small brass plaques set in the pavement […]