I’m a Jew Who Attended the Protests Where a Synagogue Was Vandalized, This Is What I Saw – Jewish Journal

| June 4, 2020

I was at the riots in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday.

How Philadelphia’s creative Jews are handling the coronavirus pandemic – JTA News

| June 4, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (JTA) Before the social unrest erupted here in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Philadelphia struggled mightily with the coronavirus pandemic as one of the nations largest hot spots. Like elsewhere in the country, this meant closing the citys theaters, performing arts venues and Jewish institutions beginning in mid-March. Even with some places, like outdoor camps and food trucks, set to reopen soon, the city is still dealing with the repercussions.

Finegold Alexander Architects completes Temple Beth Tzedek; New Sanctuary in the Woods unites two Congregations – New York Real Estate Journal Online

| June 4, 2020

Amherst, NY Finegold Alexander Architects (FA) celebrates the completion of Temple Beth Tzedek. Inspired by the metaphorical connection to the wooden synagogues of Poland and the congregations wish to worship in the woods, the design conceived an all wood structure, the sanctuary having an exposure to the East and the wooded site

Montreal synagogue vandalism one of the worst incidents in Canada, says Bnai Brith – Globalnews.ca

| June 4, 2020

The break-in at a small Montreal synagogue is being called an outrageous display of anti-Semitism and one of the worst incidents in Canada in recent years by Bnai Brith Canada, a Jewish rights advocacy group.

He was a combat pilot. Hes married to a rabbi. James Mackler is breaking the Jewish political mold. – Forward

| June 4, 2020

James Mackler has been thinking a lot about certain words from the Talmud during his long-shot run for U.S. Senate in Tennessee: In a place where there are no worthy people, strive to be a worthy person