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New Year, New Generations

09/29/2022 10:40:03 AM


Rabbi Liora Alban

Sermon, Rosh Hashanah 2022/5783

I still remember a short conversation I shared with my mom when I was a child. My family was out to dinner at a local coffee shop. The year was probably 2001 because I believe we were discussing politics and the looming threat of terrorism that gripped...Read more...


09/29/2022 10:25:28 AM


Rabbi Dan Feder

Sermon, Erev Rosh Hashanah 2022/5783

How important is the skill of listening? It’s so important that the first experience human beings have of the Divine is an auditory one. Adam and Eve “heard" the sound of God walking about in the Garden. The earliest humans no more saw God than...Read more...

October 2022 Voices

09/29/2022 09:30:28 AM


IN THIS ISSUE Welcome to October
B'nai Mitzvah

Shana Tova! We are in the midst of the Days of Awe and eRead more...

Unlocking your Children’s Full Potential

08/01/2022 08:55:23 AM


Lauren Silva

Director of Youth & Family Engagement

Unlocking Your Children's Full Potential Through Jewish Learning

For every Jewish soul in the world, I hope for one of two things: that they find Judaism, or that Judaism finds them. I was the latter case....Read more...

Pts: A place to belong

07/01/2022 09:50:55 AM


Arlene Rosenberg

President. When I was a young mother, I wanted the synagogue to be a second home for my family. I wanted it to feel familiar and comfortable. I wanted my children to know where everything was and to feel free (within reason) to relax, run around, and be themselves. In other words, I wanted the synagogue to be a place where they felt they truly belonged. As president of our congregation, I want every one of our members to have that same feeling about PTS.Read more...

l'dor vador

06/01/2022 04:27:59 PM


Jon Herstein

From generation to generation. This is a phrase we hear in Judaism nearly constantly. For my family, most recently, we heard these words from Rabbi Feder as we handed the Torah to my daughter as she became a bat mitzvah.

In a perfect world, my parents would have...


05/01/2022 12:49:54 PM


Rabbi Liora Alban

An Interview with Karen Neinstein

Although Karen Neinstein has been a PTS member since 2016,...Read more...

standing with ukraine

03/24/2022 10:05:02 AM


Rabbi Dan Feder

The tragedy unfolding before our eyes in Ukraine continues to fill us with shock and horror. The sounds we hear of attacks from video clips pain our souls. The pictures on television hurt our hearts. And the testimonies from those who have endured the suffering echo in...Read more...

if i am not for myself

03/24/2022 10:04:42 AM


Karen Wisialowski

The jocks in my high school used to throw pennies at their less cool classmates as they walked down...Read more...

two journeys, one destination

03/01/2022 02:14:44 PM


Andi Zussman & Heidi Schell

How Compassion from Others Led us to Mitzvah Meals

Andi's Story
My mom’s sudden death in August 2019 left me and my family in shock....Read more...

Tue, October 4 2022 9 Tishrei 5783