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Unlocking your Children’s Full Potential

08/01/2022 08:55:23 AM


Lauren Silva

Director of Youth & Family. Engagement 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. Until fourth grade, I despised going to religious school. I missed the first month of my fourth grade year because my mother was tired of my attempts to not go, telling me it was my decision to back out of a Jewish education. Thankfully, Judaism wasn’t ready to let me go so easily. People from my temple began questioning my absence, and I could tell my mother was disappointed. I took this as a sign to give religious school one last shot. This decision was probably the best of my life. During the rest of the year IRead 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...


02/01/2022 01:12:01 PM


Allison Steckley

Director of Early Childhood Education

Spending time outside in nature is one of the most powerful ways to relieve stress and anxiety. The same goes for children, especially in terms of their mental health and cognitive...Read more...

Finding awe in the new year

01/02/2022 04:58:34 PM


Rabbi Liora Alban

Over the last two years, walking has become more a part of my daily routine than it ever had been. It began in March of 2020 when I felt trapped in quarantine and needed a safe outlet to escape the four walls of my home. In...Read more...

hanukkah message

12/01/2021 05:18:25 PM


Cantor Anna Zhar

The months are getting colder as we approach the warmth of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. There is so much violence around the world and we are still in the middle of a pandemic. We are all not sure what is going on in...Read more...

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