Rabbi Joel Nickerson is the newest member of the Clergy at Wilshire Boulevard Temple. You can meet him and his family in the video posted below.
- Rabbi Nickerson
My mom tried her best to say it casually, but it was still such a painful sentence: “Steven honey, now that dad is in the nursing home and the town house is sold, before I give everything away you should go downstairs in the basement and take whatever you want.”
My dad was not a materialistic guy. He worried about money his entire life — to the point that even after he made it in business, he still reused his dental floss — after all, why throw away a perfectly good piece? And don’t get me started on the used tea bags wrapped in paper napkins he pulled out of his shirt pocket while asking the waitress for “just a little hot water.”
Compared to the other popular Jewish holidays, Shavuot can get overshadowed...but at Wilshire Boulevard Temple, we put Shavuot on center stage at our multigenerational "Shavuot Celebration - Saw You at Sinai," where we celebrated the holiday with puppet shows, sing-alongs, calligraphy classes and a kosher wine tasting.
Follow the link to see five things we learned about Shavuot - plus a few moments that made the day especially memorable.