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For the first time in 18 months, Congregation Kol Shalom returns to its synagogue – Kitsap Sun

| September 10, 2021

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Standing at the front of the synagogue, Rabbi Daro Feiguin taps his foot and sways back and forth to a musical prelude to the upcoming service as Kol Shalom congregants find their seats. In a remarkable logistical feat, he sings in concert with a group of musical performers, who are joining the Bainbridge Island congregationsgathering live online from Buenos Aires, Argentina. As Kol Shalom gatheredto celebrate Rosh Hashanah on Monday, the start of the Jewish New Year, the moment wassweet, though Feiguin acknowledgesthe limitations that the pandemic has placed on the assembly.

For a Second Year, Jews Mark the High Holy Days in the Shadow of Covid – The New York Times

| September 10, 2021

The leadership at Central Synagogue in Manhattan had big plans this year for the Jewish High Holy Days: After celebrating via livestream during the pandemic last fall, they rented out Radio City Music Hall for a grand celebration. But the spread of the Delta variant has upended those plans.

Biden Claims He Visited Tree of Life Synagogue After Mass Shooting, They Say He Didn’t – Newsweek

| September 10, 2021

President Joe Biden claimed Thursday that he spent time at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after the devastating mass shooting there in 2018but the synagogue's leadership has disputed that claim and said he did not visit. Biden made the remark during a virtual call with Jewish leaders ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday next week.

Celebrating the Jewish New Year in a new synagogue with new COVID-19 protocol – WHBF – OurQuadCities.com

| September 10, 2021

Turning off the computer and putting on a mask for Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year 5782. The Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities, Allan Ross, explained how excited the Jewish community is to be back together for the important service, being together is so emotionally satisfying, Ross said. Its one of the most important holidays in the Jewish community around the world

My synagogue has no mask mandate. I’m brokenhearted. – The Times of Israel

| September 10, 2021

Its the High Holidays. How am I feeling this year? How about alone.

Rosh Hashana brings bright future to New Haven synagogue and new rabbi: It was ‘meant to be’ – New Haven Register

| September 10, 2021

NEW HAVEN Rabbi Eric Woodward plans to encourage the members of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel to be their true, best selves, no matter how nontraditional that may be. However, when it comes to following Jewish laws and teaching, tradition is paramount.

Edgware United synagogue forced to close on Rosh Hashanah due to flooding – Jewish News

| September 10, 2021

Edgware United Synagogue was forced to shut its doors on the second day of Rosh Hashanah due to flooding, and will remain closed until further notice. The building was closed down as morning services began after a leak caused by a burst pipe meant the shuls water had to be shut off, making the toilets unusable

Ancient Greek synagogue resurrected in Crete – The Jerusalem Post

| August 11, 2021

Jews first arrived in Crete from Egypt some 2,300 years ago, perhaps as part of Egyptian military campaigns.

A synagogue renovation that could breathe some life into this Bulgarian Jewish community – Haaretz

| August 11, 2021

For 40 years, the central synagogue in this port city has resembled the towns Jewish population barely existent and rapidly aging.The synagogue, which was built in the 19th century, is quite literally a shell of its former self. Vines creep up the side of the stone walls and the intricate painted designs on the buildings columns have faded from years of exposure to the elements. One of the domes is missing entirely, the result of a World War II bomb

Nearly $15 Million Approved To Renovate Breed Street Shul In Boyle Heights, Once The Center Of Jewish Life In Los Angeles – CBS Los Angeles

| August 11, 2021

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) The century-old Breed Street Shul in Boyle Heights is getting a new lease on life thanks to millions in dollars championed by Californias Jewish and Latino lawmakers to renovate the historic landmark. Nearly $15 million in state funding was announced Tuesday to transform the historic, cultural monument into a multipurpose space and highlight the rich and diverse immigrant history of the Latino and Jewish communities in the Boyle Heights neighborhood. The Breed Street Shul is a powerful symbol of the shared immigrant experience that connects so many communities across California, Assemblyman and chair of the states Legislative Jewish Caucus Jesse Gabriel said in a statement.


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