Coffee with the Rabbi
Coffee with Rabbi Fine aka Temple Talk, aka Cawfee Tawk, aka The Lunch Club, aka The upshot
September 14th – A broad discussion of topics: Ritual, plastic bag ban, places where Yiddish is still spoken, The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office & the Rabbi’s work as chaplain, Rosh Hashanah planning, Queen Elizabeth, updates on other members, Hasidism & such things. Those are the headlines for now. Shavua Tov.
June 15th schmooze: A new baby is born! Grandma, Grandpa checked for 10 little fingers & 10 little toes; Mazel Tov! I shall not list names in these synopsis, I regretted doing so in the previous post, simply bad form. Oh, this is Stacey, allow me the opportunity, “these posts are my own & in no way reflect anyone’s opinion but my own.” I have been meaning to include that. I joined the call 10 minutes in …. Here’s what I heard. Coffee, coffee beans, technique, coffee ice cubes, coffee pots, classically designed coffee pots, automation v manual coffee making, grinding. There was an absence of irony in the momment. I see it now. (Moment has controversial spellings.) Then my phone went dead. Turns out, it auto-shut down due to temperature. I called from my parked car. Anyway…
I do this to briefly rehash our convivial conversations and also, to let you know that we usually have a few good laughs.
Last March meeting – Well, I was happy to see Annemarie – was she a first-timer? The news there; she’s leadership de Tikkun Olam. Oh, and a personal friend indeed. She got skills. A good afternoon COFFEE for the rest of us! Hey Helen! Turn on a light! Finally saw Helen at shul. Yay! Could you be next? Bob, Millman, The Weissmans and by extension their families-we are always happy for the exclusives when it comes to hosting Passover, Rabbi’s health update, dressing norms for shul, men in ties, travelling to Baltimore & there you have it, not enough? Join us next time.
February overdue Topics: Google. China, Trump updates, being 19 weeks in TX-what to do, Supreme Court of United States, Inflation; lt’s better than recession or deflation. Now, pause for a second. Where is Jo? <<<—-We discussed none of the aforementioned topics. But we did talk – Did you ever find the fish? Issues.
Past Topics: The Mets, Parties, Olympics, High Holy day madness, Israeli political review, life, fave books, Apps, vacations, “verklempt-ness”, relatives, a lot of “How do I”…and temple friends make a great resource, simchas, NJ Politics, Tri-state, county to county, politics, politics. European voting, how are the kids:the kids are alright, Beit din, bridges, error-free voting, chickens, NYC, Torah, the 1920’s, you name it!
antisemitism, November 3rd, Supreme Court (again), lighting the menorah; right to left, old to new, window and no window instruction perspective, public menorah lighting in Fair Lawn and Ridgewood. Traffic-Oy! This, that and many other things.
Future Topics: Abortion, The Mets, Parties, Olympics, High Holy day madness, Israeli political review, fave books, vacations, “verklempt-ness”, relatives, classics, brisket vs pot roast, simchas, short term & long term ambitions, NYC, Torah, Reconstruction of the South post-civil war, original Cawfee Tawk & is it funny, men’s facial hair, etc. Bring your curiosity & join us.