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Temple Sinai – A Reform Jewish Synagogue and Congregation in …

| April 28, 2020

A Message from Temple Sinai about COVID-19Temple Sinai is a Kehillah Shel Hesed, a Community of Lovingkindness & Caring.Even as the coronavirus pandemic requires that we not hold any in-person gatherings, Temple Sinai is committed to being a Kehillah shel Hesed, a caring community based on loving-kindness. We are shifting most programs, including Shabbat services, to videoconferencing technology. We are adapting to this new situation and are finding new ways of being a caring community.

Then & Now: Congregation Ohave Shalom synagogue in Gardner – The Gardner News

| April 28, 2020

GARDNER Where Congregation Ohave Shalom synagogue once stood is now a small park next to the Pleasant Street entrance to Workers Credit Union. The credit union bought the building at 152 Pleasant St

Sag Harbor Synagogue Reaches Out To Latino Community With Food Aid – 27east.com

| April 28, 2020

In the wake of the mass shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue in 2018, Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor formed a social justice committee that has focused on four major issues: homelessness, immigration, at-risk children, and hunger.

Biden marks Poway synagogue shooting anniversary with plan for increased protections for Jews and others – JTA News

| April 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (JTA) Former Vice President Joe Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, with a proposal to add protections for Jews and other targets of hate attacks. These are acts of terrorism, plain and simple, Biden said Monday in a statement to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. They are bound together by the common thread of perpetrators using fear and violence to undermine individuals ability to freely exercise their faith

San Diego Reopens Beaches, Poway Synagogue Shooting One Year Later, Pandemic Affecting San Diego Zoo’s Finances And Parenting Help During Outbreak…

| April 28, 2020

With the county easing its restrictions on ocean activities, several cities in the county have reopened their beaches, with some restrictions. Also, Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego) joins us with details on the latest relief package for small business owners.

Some governors are letting houses of worship reopen. Synagogues aren’t going for it. – Connecticut Jewish Ledger

| April 28, 2020

By Josefin Dolsten (JTA) The road to reopening for houses of worship has been paved in a handful of states, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to kill more than 1,500 Americans a day. But synagogues in the Republican-led states that are relaxing some restrictions including Georgia, Texas and South Carolina appear unlikely to take advantage of their governors permission to open anytime soon

What the UK Reserves can Learn from a German Synagogue Architect – RUSI Analysis

| April 28, 2020

In the UK, as in many Western countries, the public worships the armed forces without having much idea of what they actually do. This alienation is dangerous; a democracy needs its armed forces to be part of the community they serve. To remedy that civilmilitary divide, the UK armed forces could do worse than draw inspiration from a German architect specialising in synagogues.

Throwing Candy at the Computer: What Celebrating Your Bat Mitzvah Looks Like in the Time of the Coronavirus – Jewish Week

| April 28, 2020

(JTA) Midway through Lila Dukes bat mitzvah ceremony, her familys cat made an appearance. Minnies interruption was one of many ways that Lilas coming-of-age ceremony was different from what she had expected. While the 12-year-old still read her Torah portion in front of more than 100 people, still got to wear a pretty dress and still was showered with candy, she was at home with her parents, Susan and Jon, and younger siblings, Naomi and Ezra, not at her familys Atlanta-area synagogue.

CoronaBlues, The Metzora, and Prayer – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| April 28, 2020

Photo Credit: Asher Schwartz In this past weeks Torah Reading, Tazria-Metzora, we found the descriptions of Tzaarat, a spiritual-moral affliction that manifests itself through physical symptoms. We also found the Metzora, one who is afflicted with Tzaarat, and the procedure the Kohen (priest) uses, to cure him.

Interview with the youth leaders of Kinloss synagogue, by Eve Nicholls- The Henrietta Barnett School – This is Local London

| April 26, 2020

When I first heard about the coronavirus lockdown, I naturally assumed that I wouldnt be hearing from my synagogues youth leaders, Harry and Leora, since almost all the interactions they have with us were in person. However, I couldnt have been more wrong and my weeks since the lockdown have been filled with zoom events


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