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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This week's links:

Wikipedia article on interfaith marriage in Judaism
Jewish View of Intermarriage from About.com
Challenges Facing Interfaith Couples Before & After Marriage, from My Jewish Learning
Interfaith Family, "Encouraging Jewish Choices & a Welcoming Jewish Community"
"Outreach: The Next Generation" discussion and study guide, from Reform Judaism magazine
Direct download: yjn-180.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

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This week's links:

Women of the Wall
Women of the Wall blog
The Women of the Wall, Twenty Years On, from Jewcy
Wikipedia listing for Women of the Wall
Women of the Wall coverage by Israel Religious Action Center
Direct download: yjn-179.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

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This week's links


Jewish Music Blog from Hebrew College
New Jewish Education music archive
The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music
Teruah Jewish Music blog
Direct download: yjn-178.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:08am EST

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This week's links:

URJ Q&A on Talking to Children About Death
How to Talk to Your Kids About Death, from the Jewish Journal
Helping Children of Different Ages Cope with Death, from My Jewish Learning
When children experience dath, from Mishpacha (a virtual community for Jewish families)
From "Ask the Reform Rabbi," How can I explain death to my Jewish grandhcild?
Direct download: yjn-177.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

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This week's links:

URJ Q&A on Talking to Children About Death
How to Talk to Your Kids About Death, from the Jewish Journal
Helping Children of Different Ages Cope with Death, from My Jewish Learning
When children experience dath, from Mishpacha (a virtual community for Jewish families)
From "Ask the Reform Rabbi," How can I explain death to my Jewish grandhcild?
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:41pm EST

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This week's links:
The rules of Torah reading
Judaism 101's Torah listing
The Written Law, from the Jewish Virtual Library
Writing the Torah, from the aish.com "Jewish Literacy" site
Direct download: yjn-176.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

This week's links:

From My Jewish Learning, Eco-Kashrut: Environmental Standards for What and How We Eat
Eco-kashrut: A new way of eating Jewishly
Self-Sufficiency Sundays, progressive Judaism blog posts to inspire eco-kashrut behaviors
Eco-kashrut category from The Jew & The Carrot
Eco-Kashrut: You Are What You Eat, from Virtual Talmud
Direct download: yjn-175.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EST

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This week's links: Klezmerica website
Download free music from Klezmerica
Klezmerica on MySpace
A review of Klezmerica
Klezmer listing from Wikipedia
The Mighty Kleztones, Temple Isaiah's youth klezmer band
Direct download: yjn-174.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05am EST

Be sure to visit the home of Your Jewish Neighborhood, where you'll find more detailed show notes. This week's links: Wikipedia's List of Jewish Prayers and Blessings
Prayers and Blessings from Judaism 101
Daily Blessings from Siddur.org
Sitting Shivah, from the Judaica Guide
Havdalah, from the Virtual Jewish Library
Direct download: yjn-173.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14am EST

This week's links:

URJ's Rabbi Eric Yoffe on the current economy crisis
From URJ: Synagogues, Rabbis and the Financial Crisis: Comments to the Union Board
Financial Crisis: What Would the Talmud Do?" from Time Magazine
Direct download: yjn-172.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:14pm EST

This week's links:


NFTY, National Federation of Temple Youth
NFTY on Facebook
Jewish youth organizations from About.com
LAFTY, Lafayette (California) Temple Youth
Temple Isaiah's Camp Kefli
Simcha, Temple Isiaah's 5-6th grade group
Anachnu, Temple Isaiah's 7-8th grade group
Noar Night, Temple Isaiah's Teen School
Direct download: yjn-171.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:05pm EST

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This week's links: Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Wikipedia listing for Rabbi David Saperstein
RAC blog
Rabbi Saperstein's recent Huffington Post column, "Our Rights in Peril: The Future of the Courts"
Direct download: yjn-170.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

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This week's links:


Jewish delicatessens, the Wikipedia listing
Everything you always wanted to know about Jewish delis, from Kosmix.com
10 great places to nosh on authentic Jewish deli food, 2006 article from USA Today
Save the Deli, a site dedicated to the preservation of Jewish delis
Brent's Delicatessen & Restaurant in Los Angeles
Stage Delicatessen, New York
Carnegie Deli, New York
Katz's Delicatessen, New York
2nd Ave. Deli, New York
Direct download: yjn-169.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

This week's links:

Rabbi Barry Dov Lerner discusses becoming a Rabbi on About.com
Hebrew Union College, the Reform movement seminary
How to Become a Rabbi, from eHow.com
Rabbi: Teacher, Preacher, Judge -- But Not Priest, from MyJewishLearning.com
Direct download: yjn-168.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:26pm EST

This week's links:


Prayer upon waking, from Wikipedia
Chesed explained, from aish.com
Various prayers for eating
A Book of Life, from Amazon.com
Direct download: yjn-167.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:44am EST

This week's links: Kosher Dietary Laws from Judaism 101
The world's best known Kosher trademark
Kosher database
Kashrut.com, "the premier Kosher information source on the Internet
Kosher Cooking (recipes)
Direct download: yjn166.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:22am EST

This week's links:

Mi Sheberakh: May the One Who Blessed, from MyJewishLearning.com
Jewish Healing, "Your place for healing on the Internet," from JewishLink
Jewish Healing Prayer on YouTube from Rabbi Jonathan Ginsburg Healing Prayers, Poems, and Meditations, Chapter IV from "The Mitzvah of Healing" by Hara Person
Download a free copy of MiShebeirach by Debbie Friedman (click the "healing work" link)
Direct download: yjn-165.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:25pm EST