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Armed guards providing protection for synagogues | This Is Local London – This is Local London

| November 15, 2020

Since the awful ascent of anti-Semitic views into the mainstream, the armed security at my local synagogue has taken on a terrifying new significance. At every entrance, two guards each carry a rifle across their armour-clad chests, and stand at the side of the doors

Staying Apart, But Praying Together – The New York Times

| November 15, 2020

Emilio Artea, the beloved longtime deacon at St. Agathas, a Roman Catholic church in Brooklyn, died from Covid-19 on Good Friday this year.

Praying through the second wave: Expert advice on staying safe – Forward

| November 15, 2020

This winter, a lot of observant Jews are going to become the frozen chosen. Heres how Dr. Moshe Cohn, who lives in the Orthodox hub of Teaneck, N.J., gets dressed for weekday prayers on a recent cold day: He wraps his tefillin, the ritual leather straps, around his arm and head

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.


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