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Fundraising in a Pandemic: Metro Detroit Synagogues and Organizations Adjust to an Unusual Year Detroit Jewish News – The Jewish News

| September 27, 2020

At some point during the solemn Kol Nidre service, Dr. Mark S. Roth, president of Congregation Bnai Moshe, will step up to his designated microphone in a practically empty sanctuary to deliver the synagogues annual fundraising appeal

Kodak Inquiry Doesn’t Solve the Mystery of the $100 Million Donation to a Little-Known Synagogue – Mother Jones

| September 23, 2020

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter. In August, Kodak and the Trump administration ran into a scandal, when word leaked that the once-mighty film giant was in contention for a massive and unprecedented $765 million federal loan (to manufacture ingredients for prescription drugs) and its stock price soared, giving rise to speculation about insider shenanigans

Opinion: For the first time I can remember, I will not be in synagogue for the Jewish New year – Houston Chronicle

| September 23, 2020

Unlike the secular New Year, the Jewish New Year, celebrated this weekend, concentrates on repentance, rather than joyous abandon.

Hungarian Jews celebrate Rosh Hashanah on the Danube amid rising COVID infections – jewishpresspinellas

| September 23, 2020

By ohtadmin | on September 21, 2020 When Rosh Hashanah began Friday, Sept. 18, none of Hungarys 100,000 Jews will be in a synagogue.

How RBG’s death changed Rosh Hashanah services this year – The Jewish News of Northern California

| September 23, 2020

Rabbi Matt Soffer was leaving his synagogue on Friday evening after leading Rosh Hashanah services alone for a congregation following along online when the text came from his wife: Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. The news brought me to my knees and I wept, Soffer said

Peace deal changes the lives of 140-year-old Bahrain Jewish community – Jewish Community Voice

| September 23, 2020

Jewish representative Nancy Khedouri (second from left) and other Bahraini officials meet with foreign representatives, including U.S. Ambassador Justin Siberell (far left).

Migration of synagogues to Cleveland suburbs focus of study – Cleveland Jewish News

| September 21, 2020

Cultural anthropologist Alanna Cooper is undertaking a comprehensive study of the objects brought from buildings left behind as Clevelands Jewish congregations have migrated from their synagogue buildings in the center of the city to suburban locales. She was named one of four 2020-21 faculty fellows at Case Western Reserve Universitys Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship.

Police: Man Suspected Of Stealing Construction Tools From Brooklyn Synagogue – CBS New York

| September 21, 2020

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) Police are trying to track down a man accused of stealing more than $1,000 worth of construction tools from a synagogue in Brooklyn.

Migration of synagogues to suburbs focus of study – Cleveland Jewish News

| September 21, 2020

Cultural anthropologist Alanna Cooper is undertaking a comprehensive study of the objects brought from buildings left behind as Clevelands Jewish congregations have migrated from their synagogue buildings in the center of the city to suburban locales. She was named one of four 2020-21 faculty fellows at Case Western Reserve Universitys Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship. Her grant is for a project entitled Digital Stores of Cleveland Synagogue Dispersion: Moving Pieces of Congregational Life

Letter: Justice Ginsburg’s presence at Touro Synagogue in 2004 reinforced the symbol of religious freedom on which Rhode Island was established -…

| September 21, 2020

TO THE EDITOR: In 2004, Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave the keynote address at the annual George Washington Letter Reading Ceremony at Touro Synagogue, in Newport, Rhode Island. That year, we celebrated 350 years of Jewish Life in America. Justice Ginsburg was the sixth Jewish Justice on the U.S


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