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Man sentenced for plotting attack on Las Vegas synagogue – Las Vegas Review-Journal

| November 13, 2020

A man who admitted to planning violent attacks against the Anti-Defamation League, a Las Vegas synagogue and a Fremont Street bar was ordered to serve two years in federal prison on Friday. Conor Climo pleaded guilty to a weapons charge earlier this year, admitting that he expressed biases and hatred against various racial and religious groups. His sentencing, originally set for the spring, was delayed throughout the pandemic and ultimately conducted through a teleconference.

Mergers and More: What Is Happening to the American Synagogue, and Why? – Jewish Journal

| November 13, 2020

In a joint statement issued on November 6, the leadership of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (WBT) and University Synagogue announced the latest merger within the American Jewish communal world. Rabbi Joseph Newmark founded Congregation Bnai Brith (WBT) in 1862. As Los Angeles first synagogue, WBT would emerge under the leadership of Rabbi Edgar Magnin (1915-1984) as one of the citys most influential Jewish institutions

Massacre at Pittsburghs Tree of Life Synagogue remembered with do-good Fall Food Giveaway – SILive.com

| November 13, 2020

As a way to mark the second anniversary of the massacre at Pittsburghs Tree of Life Synagogue that left 11 people dead and six others hurt including four law enforcement officers the Staten Island Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) marked the solemn occasion with a Fall Food Giveaway at the Belz Synagogue in Meiers Corners. The deadliest attack on the Jewish community in United States history, the victims ranged in age from 54 to 97 years old.

Unstructured Synagogue Havurah Marks 50 Years of Friendship, Creative Approach to Judaism – Jewish Exponent

| November 13, 2020

Members of the Unstructured Synagogue Havurah meet for their 50th anniversary. Photo by Sophie Panzer What keeps a group of friends together for 50 years? For Philadelphias Unstructured Synagogue Havurah, the answer is simple

European synagogues keep the lights on to mark Kristallnacht anniversary – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 13, 2020

European synagogues kept their lights on Monday night as part of a campaign that commemorates the 82nd anniversary of the Nazi Kristallnacht pogroms. Titled Light Up the Synagogue and Let There Be Light, the initiative came from the World Zionist Organizations Center for Religious Affairs in the Diaspora, which in a statement urged community leaders to leave the lights on to commemorate the ones that were extinguished on that fateful night, and the light they emit will shine to a distance. On Nov

Some local Conservative synagogues return to in-person services – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 13, 2020

On the first Friday night in November, about two dozen members of Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco gathered in a cold, windy courtyard for the synagogues first in-person prayer service in eight months. March 6 to Nov.

Creators of anonymous RogueShul Twitter account reveal their identities – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 13, 2020

It wasnt always easy for Ellie Klein Goldman and Caroline Dorn to keep their identities secret. Especially the many times they were sent the very tweets they had written as the anonymous creators of RogueShul, a parody account chronicling the humorous lives of synagogue administrators. We would say thats really funny! Goldman said.

Win-win Thanksgiving food drive – The Jewish Standard

| November 13, 2020

People want to connect. Theyre craving opportunities to see each other and be close to each other, said Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, explaining why Closters Temple Emanu-El offers so many drive-thrus for its members

Rockland crackdown on coronavirus violations led to one fine that’s still unpaid – The Journal News

| November 13, 2020

A Rockland government enforcement of coronavirus violations during the pandemic's initial stages in March and April resulted in one congregation being fined by the health commissionerout of 13 citations, according to county documents. The one group fined Congregation Shaarei Chesed in Ramapohas not paid the $4,000 penalty from April, government spokesman John Lyon said Thursday. The county has begun legal proceedings against the North Saddle River Road congregation, Lyon said.

There is no space for hate Yeshiva University News – Yu News

| November 13, 2020

Mollie Sharfman Mollie Sharfman 10S has had an unusual path laid out for her in life. It is not one she would have chosen had she known all the details, but it is one which nevertheless has strengthened and deepened her faith both in herself and in the belief that even in the hard times, G-d is there standing by me, no matter what happens


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