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Skokie Synagogue Wants To Swap Empty Lot For Piece Of Park To Build New Parking Lot; Some Call It A Land Grab – CBS Chicago

| November 30, 2021

SKOKIE, Ill.

How to save a synagogue: Remembering the rededication of a historic temple in Trinidad, Colorado – KUNC

| November 30, 2021

Hanukkah began at sundown on Sunday. While Jewish people around the world are celebrating the festival of lights, what many might not know is that the word Hanukkah itself means dedication. As the story goes, the holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple of Jerusalem after the ancient temple was destroyed

Stories of a syncretic past from Kolkatas synagogues – The Hindu

| November 30, 2021

Among the many stories about Kolkatas synagogues which Jewish scholar Jael Silliman is fond of narrating is one about a plan in 1970s from members of the community to move the magnificent Maghen David synagogue brick by brick out of Kolkata. The drastic plan was thought of as there were not enough people to take care of the synagogues due to the migration of Jews out of Kolkata. However, the Maghen David synagogue, now protected under the Archaeological Survey of India, has survived the ravages of time and still stands as an awe-inspiring monument in one of busiest parts of Kolkata

Neighbors rally to save historic diner and building in Queens – WPIX 11 New York

| November 30, 2021

REGO PARK, Queens The story of the triangle-shaped lot along Queens Boulevard began 80 years ago. Over the years, a movie theater became a synagogue and a restaurant turned into a bank, and then a local diner. A clock tower on the corner has become a beacon to Rego Park

Twinsburg’s first synagogue to open early next year – Akron Beacon Journal

| November 21, 2021

TWINSBURG Those of the Jewish faith will soon have a house of worship in Twinsburg. The Chabad Jewish Center of Twinsburg will open in a former office space on Vail Drive sometime early next year, said Rabbi Mendy Greenberg.

How an SF synagogue dealt with a nearby homeless encampment J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 21, 2021

In the days before Rosh Hashanah this year, the president of Congregation Shaar Zahav found a homeless encampment had sprung up at the synagogue.

Newly merged SF synagogues announce new name: Am Tikvah J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| November 21, 2021

A name is no small thing in Judaism. Deciding on the name of San Franciscos newest synagogue the convergence of two independent congregations, one Reform and the other Conservative became a yearlong discussion

Indian government to repair 600-year-old synagogue – The Jerusalem Post

| October 24, 2021

The Indian government plans to conduct restorations on the 600-year-old Kadavumbhagam Synagogue in Mattancherry, the minister for museums and archaeology, Ahmed Devarkovil, said after a visit to the structure on Friday, according to The Times of India. The historic house of worship had been used for centuries by Cochin Jews, but fell into a state of disrepair in recent years due to exposure to rain and other elements, The New Indian Express reported

Cleveland area synagogues’ newly elected presidents share goals – Cleveland Jewish News

| October 24, 2021

Over the past several months, lay leadership changes have occurred within a number of local synagogues. The Cleveland Jewish News asked newly elected presidents to share their answers to a few questions as they begin their term of office. Some presidents opted not to participate and/or submit photos.

Messianic synagogue near Sacramento targeted with antisemitism J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 24, 2021

A messianic synagogue in a Sacramento suburb has been subjected to a series of hate crimes over the last two years, its leader said, culminating in more than a dozen flyers taped outside the building this week claiming Hitler was right. Describing itself as both a Messianic Center and a synagogue, Shalom Le Israel is housed in a small office park on a thoroughfare in Carmichael next to a muffler shop. On Wednesday afternoon, a large, white menorah, a permanent fixture in front of the center, was plastered with flyers showing a picture of Hitler raising his fist and advertising the website of Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group similar to the KKK.


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