Your Jewish Neighborhood
A podcast from Temple Isaiah, a Reform synagogue in Lafayette, California
Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at our official home, www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org

This week's links:

Rosh Chodesh explained by Judaism 101
Wikipedia listing for Rosh Chodesh
Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing
Moving Traditions
Rosh Chodesh at Temple Isaiah

Direct download: yjn-190.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56am EST

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In this episode, Rabbi Alissa Forrest talks about how Temple Isaiah addresses teens who resist having a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

This week's links:

But mom, I don't want a Bar Mitzvah, from the Jewish Journal
What to do when the kid just says "no!", from the Jewish Journal
Bar and Bat Mitzvah, from Wikipedia
Resources on Reform Bar and Bat Mitzvah
Direct download: yjn-189.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at its official website, www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org.

This week's links:

WRJ Biennial site with videos and daily newsletters
Women of Reform Judaism
URJ Biennial site
Direct download: yjn-188.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

Visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at its regular website, www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org.

This week's links:

Jeanette Gross's Sacred Hebrew Chant site
Healing Circles
Chanting and healing circles at Temple Isaiah
Jewish Healing and Programs from the National Center for Jewish Healing
Direct download: yjn-187.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:24pm EST

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This week's links:

URJ on synagogue use of online technology
Eleven Tips for a Great Synagogue Website (PDF download)
Judaism 2.0: A New Generation of Synagogue Websites, from PRWeb
Ten Things to Include on Your Synagogue Website
Synagogue websites can attract visitors by adding value, from The Rebbetzin's Husband blog
Finally, Shul Web Sites Coming of Age, from New York's The Jewish Week
Direct download: yjn-186.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

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This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for the shofar
Sounding the Shofar, with audio
The Shofar, with audio
Video presentation of how a shofar is made
Video of shofar sounds
Sounding the Shofar, from My Jewish Learning
Shofar, from Jewish Virtual Library
Shofar sounds for the iPhone and iTouch
Direct download: yjn-185.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:03pm EST

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This week's links:

Songs from Sinai, from The Jewish Magazine
In approaching the High Holy Days, it Pays to Take Time to Prepare, from the Jewish Journal
Entering the High Holy Days: A Complete Guide to the History, Prayers and Themes&, a complete book on Google Books
American Conference of Cantors
Direct download: yjn-184.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:39am EST

Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at its official home: www.yourjewishneighborhood.org

This week's links:

Wikipedia listing for Culture of Israel
About.com listing for Israeli Culture
Israel Symphony Orchestra
Israel Food and Dining from iExplore.com
Israel Science and Technology
Article on Israeli wine from Wine News
Direct download: yjn-183.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:55pm EST

This week's links:


Israel Wonders, Israel's official tourism site
55 reasons to visit Israel from AISH.com
Why American Jews should visit Israel NOW
Israel listing from CIA World Factbook
Actor Zach Braff: All Jews should visit Israel. from JewTastic
Direct download: yjn-182.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46am EST

Be sure to visit Your Jewish Neighborhood at its official home, www.YourJewishNeighborhood.org.

This week's links:

Amazon listing for A Prayer for the Earth
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso's page on Amazon
Naamah from JewishEncyclopedia.com
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso on Answers.com

Direct download: yjn-181.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:58am EST