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Susan Comninos publishes her first book of poetry

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Award-winning poet Susan Comninos, formerly of Endwell, has published her debut collection of poetry, “Out of Nowhere” (Stephen F. Austin University Press). Comninos is a graduate of Cornell University and holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University …

On the Jewish food scene: Shavuot Jeopardy

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Shavuot for $200: Because now that the Israelites had received the Torah, their meat dishes were not kosher.

Shavuot for $400: Because the land of Israel was described as the land of milk and honey.

Shavuot for $600: The numerical value of the Hebrew word for mil…

Jewish Online Resources 6/3/22

By Reporter staff

A variety of Jewish groups are offering educational and recreational online resources. Below is a sampling of those. The Reporter will publish additional listings as they become available. 

Siegal Lifelong Learning will hold several virtual programs this summer: “Child…

Off the Shelf: Unexpected consequences

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

Any choice a person makes can result in unexpected consequences. After all, no one can predict the future. But some choices are more fraught than others, for example, surrogate motherhood or having an affair. Those actions occur in two recent novels: Jacqueline Fri…

Jennifer Steil discusses her novel “Exile Music”

By Rabbi Rachel Esserman

The Morning Book Club at Temple Concord will be held on Wednesday, June 1, with author Jennifer Steil appearing on Zoom to discuss and read from her novel “Exile Music.” For more information, see Temple Concord’s notes on page 6. The Reporter’s review of the…