Kollel Sunday Series - A Project to Record Family Histories

Sunday, December 9th  (Bagels at 9:30/Lecture at 10)

After spending the last 6 years in San Francisco, Zach Ellis - a Brighton native, bar mitzvah'd at Temple Sinai - recently moved back to Rochester to start TheirStory (www.theirstory.org).  Stemming from a personal project recording his own parents telling their life stories and reflecting on their legacy, Zack created TheirStory - a website where people in different places can record and archive meaningful conversations (think Facebook + Ancestry).  You can read more about TheirStory at www.theirstory.io/about-us as well as see Zach's lessons learned and example questions from recording his own parents at www.theirstory.io/getting-started.


Parashat Tetzaveh

In this Torah portion, God appoints Aaron and his sons as priests. God describes the priestly clothing and explains how to properly sanctify the priests. Aaron is commanded to make incense offerings to God every morning on an altar. God explains that once a year Aaron will make an offering on that altar to atone for all of the Israelites’ sins.