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The Inadequacy of Thank You to a Retiring Rabbi – Guideposts

| September 25, 2022

I remember the first thing I ever heard about Rabbi Howard Jaffe.

‘Sense of accomplishment’: Synagogue recruits 163 Torah readers from one Rosh Hashanah to another – Daily Herald

| September 25, 2022

The goal: Bring people back into the synagogue after the COVID-19 pandemic forced them home. The plan: Encourage members to read the Torah, the first five books of the Hebrew Bible.

So, whats up with all that kissing in synagogue? (No, not the people the Torah!) – Forward

| September 25, 2022

A man kisses a Torah during the official opening ceremony of a new synagogue in Speyer, Germany.

The Top 10 Secrets of the Eldridge Street Synagogue and Museum in NYC – Untapped New York

| September 25, 2022

In 2007, the Eldridge Street Synagogue on New Yorks Lower East Side completed its renovation after a 20-year, $20 million effort. However, its history began more than a century before that

Police increase patrols at Long Island synagogues, temples ahead of High Holy Days – CBS New York

| September 25, 2022

LONG BEACH, N.Y. -- Police on Long Island have increased patrols at synagogues and temples ahead of the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Pandemic’s aftermath and economic crisis have some synagogues rethinking their membership fees – eJewish Philanthropy

| September 25, 2022

As a policy, Manhattans Congregation Beit Simchat Torah doesnt sell tickets for services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. To charge for High Holidays, says synagogue President Sabrina Farber, is just not in our DNA

‘Exactly the spiritual leader that we wanted’: Rabbi Meeka Simerly to lead her first Rosh Hashana at Havre de Grace’s Temple Adas Shalom – Baltimore…

| September 25, 2022

As a child in Haifa, Israel, Meeka Simerly grew up in a secular Jewish family. What it means is that we never really did anything religious whatsoever other than celebrating the staple holidays, Simerly said. Because of this, she felt like something was missing for her

After 30 years, Or Shalom of S.F. finally has a home of its own J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 25, 2022

Three decades after its founding, Or Shalom Jewish Community has finally purchased property of its own. San Franciscos first and only Reconstructionist synagogue, it has operated out of living rooms, rented spaces and the occasional park since the community was established in 1991. But now Or Shalom has closed on a parcel of land that includes three buildings on Cortland Avenue, in the Bernal Heights neighborhood

Traces of local Jewish history found by native of Lancaster – Lancaster Eagle Gazette

| September 25, 2022

LANCASTER A history of Jewish tradition in Lancaster has been discovered by Lancaster-native Austin Reid.

Torah Sisters bond to piece together Jewish history – The Boston Globe

| September 25, 2022

In retrospect, the three women Sheila Pallay, Judith Weinberg, and Marlene Yesley were destined to team up; it was beshert, to use the Yiddish word. All three belonged to synagogues with Czech Torahs. And all three had honed skills in retirement that together would ensure the success of their NewBridge project.


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