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new beginnings

07/01/2023 10:30:42 AM


Rosa Whitten, Director of Education

I feel so fortunate to begin my position as Director of Education, which will be new for me, but has a long history of great success at PTS. I just had the privilege of taking an almost 4 month sabbatical from full time work. I feel fulfilled and ready to bring creativity and enthusiasm...Read more...

where in the world is moldova?

07/01/2023 10:29:00 AM


Karen Wisialowski, Chief Community Officer

Where in the world is Moldova? When I signed up to volunteer, my husband asked if it was the imaginary country in The Princess Diaries! Well, it’s not. In fact, Moldova is a small country sitting between east and west and playing an...Read more...

Empathy for the Outsider

06/23/2023 10:00:49 AM


Marilyn Hollinger

D'var Torah, June 23, 2023

In honor of Pride month, I want to talk about a verse of Torah whose message is close to my heart, Exodus, chapter 22, verse 21, from Parshat Mishpatim. It talks about a specific mitzvah:

You shall...

The Enduring Power of Relationships

05/01/2023 09:30:00 AM


Rabbi Liora Alban

As we inch closer to summer, I am reflecting on my three years as your Assistant Rabbi and Director of Education. I was ordained as a rabbi and began this role at the beginning of the pandemic. While one of my priorities for my first few months on the job was to start forming relationships,...Read more...


03/31/2023 10:01:56 AM


Rabbi Lisa Delson

I imagine most of us have a period in our life that stands out, in a positive way, from the rest. Whether it was a year abroad, a dream vacation, summer camp, or a wedding. One such time in my life was in 2004-2005, my first year of Rabbinical School. Without even looking at pictures, I...Read more...


03/01/2023 09:15:59 AM


Allison Steckley, Director of Early Childhood Education

Tour and registration time is here. Each year during this time, I am reminded of what is truly important, how vital our work is and that children need to PLAY! When it comes to early childhood education, children’s play is serious business. Fun and games bring more than just joy. They are...Read more...


02/01/2023 09:28:00 AM


Karen Wisialowski, Chief Community Officer

Rabbi Feder often reminds me that “community” is my middle name. As Chief Community Officer, I often reflect on the why and the how of community. With membership in faith institutions across the world declining (PTS is no exception), I...Read more...

the genizah and a new beginning

01/03/2023 09:00:45 AM


Rabbi Liora Alban

During the month of January, everyone at PTS has the chance to participate in a community-building and uniquely Jewish opportunity, our Community Shred Event and Genizah Collection on Friday, January 13th. In reading this, you may be wondering what this event is all about. I am...Read more...

On community

12/02/2022 09:09:40 PM


Arlene Rosenberg, President


Shabbat Shalom, and welcome once again to our Board Consecration Shabbat.  It is my honor, as president of the PTS board, to chair this group of smart, caring, and committed trustees who not only have led us beautifully in our service this...Read more...

The Power of Hanukkah

12/01/2022 09:48:00 AM


Rabbi Dan Feder

 “We came to banish the darkness
In our hands are the light and fire
Each one of us is a small light,
And together our light is power”

This is the message of the Israeli Chanukah song, Banu Choshech Legaresh. Every human soul brings a powerful light, and when...Read more...

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