Barry Shainker

barry shainker

Barry Shainker is the religious school assistant director at Temple Israel of the City of New York.

What is Selichot?

Barry Shainker
Selichot are penitential prayers said before and during the High Holidays and other fast days throughout the year.

Haggadot of Pesach

Barry Shainker

What makes a Passover seder special? Maybe it’s the meal? Or is it the people we dine with? Perhaps it is the ancient songs that we join together in singing. Indeed all of these aspects of the evening contribute to the beauty of the event, but it is the...