Wednesday, September 15, 2010

NBA superstars discover Judaism

Shaq asks Omri Casspi 'how are you?' in Hebrew, LeBron James seeks financial advice from rabbi, Kobe Bryant wants to visit Israel, and Amare Stoudemire spent time in Holy Land searching for his 'Jewish roots.' Sports analyst: Trend spreading throughout entire U.

When Omri Casspi became the first Israeli to play in the National Basketball Association, he never imagined his Hebrew would come in handy.

Shaquille O'Neal asked Casspi, "Shalom, ma shlomcha (how are you?)" and even said in front of the TV cameras, "Baruch Hashem, Shana Tova."
The veteran superstar joined a long list of NBA players who have discovered Kabbalah, Judaism and Israel. Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers recently said, "I want to visit Israel," and he is not the first to do so.  

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Sukkot Wine Tasting Party!

Please join us as we celebrate Sukkot at a spectacular private Brentwood home.
Meet our special wine connoisseur from popular Gjeline in Venice.

Enjoy Socializing and Sampling Wine and Food
Sunday, September 26, 2010, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Location revealed upon registration.

$100 donation per person (tax deductible).
Register by September 21 at

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wine and Pasta Party - Havdalah Social Photos

Check out these photos from our August 21, 2010 Wine and Pasta Party in Beverly Hills.

L' Shana Tova. I wish you a good Jewish New Year.

On September 8th the High Holidays begin. This is a time for renewal - Judaism by Choice helps the Jewish People grow as it brings in new Jews and touches many lives. With our low birthrate and high assimilation rate the only way the Jewish People will grow in numbers is by bringing new people into the Jewish community - people who are educated, observant and committed to Judaism. This is what Judaism by Choice does successfully. Click here for more.

Rabbi Neal Weinberg
Rabbinic Director, Judaism by Choice