Parsha Chukat: More about lashon hara

Dear Scouts, This week, in Parshat Korach, we learn the third lesson in the last few weeks about lashon hara, evil speech. Two weeks ago, in Parshat Beha’alotcha, Miriam told Aaron something about their brother Moses which was not true. She was punished with tzarrat, a discoloration of the skin (sometimes incorrectly called leprosy). Since […]

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Parshat Shelach: Always be trustworthy

Dear Scouts, In this week’s parsha, Shelach, we continue a theme begun last week in Parshat Beha’alotcha.  At the end of the parsha, Miriam shares with Aaron something personal about their brother, Moses, which is not true. Even though she loved Moses and meant to help him correct something she thought was an error on […]

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Parsha NASSO: Gift giving, taking vows and finding purity

Dear Scouts, In Parsha Nasso, we learn about a wide variety of topics: ·       There is a census of two of the families of the Tribe of Levi, Gershon and Merari, and they are given their jobs in moving and erecting the Mishkan (Tabernacle). (The family of Kohath was counted and given its “marching orders” […]

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NJCOS chairman Chudacoff, Nelson Block receive Nachshon Fellowships

Both National Jewish Committee on Scouting chairman Bruce Chudacoff and Nelson Block received rare Nachshon Fellowships from the International Forum of Jewish Scouts (IFJS). The award is given through the IFJS for meritorious service on behalf of international Jewish Scouting. Rabbi Peter Hyman, one of the first Nachshon Fellows inducted Chucacoff as a fellow at […]

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WLACC announces 25th annual Kinnus

EARLY-BIRD PRICING ABOUT TO END  - DON’T MISS OUT! The Western Los Angeles County Council’s Jewish Committee on Scouting invites all Jewish Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, Girl Scouts and Scouters from ANY COUNCIL to our 25th Anniversary Kinnus Memorial Day Weekend May 28 – 29 Camp Josepho in Los Angeles, CA Click here for […]

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