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High Holidays during the pandemic: Will people pay synagogue dues? – The Jewish News of Northern California

| July 31, 2020

Like many synagogues, Temple Bnai Hayim used to rely on the High Holiday season to survive financially. The small Conservative synagogue in Southern California would receive the lions share of its revenue in the run-up to the holidays: Members sent in their annual dues, which included entry to High Holiday services, and non-members purchased tickets just for the High Holidays

In-person High Holy Days? Yes, no and maybe. – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| July 31, 2020

As the pandemic continues to worsen locally, with limited worldwide information and experience to draw from, Milwaukeearea synagogues are pursuing varying strategies for the approaching High Holy Days in September . For Congregation Emanu-El of Waukesha, the usual plans for in-person High Holidays services have been set aside. Unless things change quite a bit, at this point it does not look likely for that happening, said Cantor Deborah Martin of the Reform shul

I Survived the Halle Synagogue Shooting. One Year Later, I Faced My Attacker in Open Court. – Jewish Exponent

| July 31, 2020

By Rabbi Rebecca Blady Across the room sat a man, a murderer, who had tried to kill me and 51 others praying in the Halle Synagogue last Yom Kippur. Responding to question after question from the judge, he espoused the most hateful ideology, showing no shame at his open contempt and cruel rhetoric toward Muslims and Jews, people of Arab and Turkish descent, Black people, women even other white people who didnt support his cause

In Western Europe, a Jewish ‘Community’ is like an expensive members-only club – The Jewish News of Northern California

| July 31, 2020

In the United States, when Jews say they identify as part of the Jewish community, they are saying they belong to a broad cultural and religious framework. They could be referring to the community of Jews in their city, their state, the country at large or the world and it doesnt necessarily mean that they belong to a synagogue

Albany rabbi’s next life chapter will be in Israel – Times Union

| July 31, 2020

ALBANY Rabbi Don Cashman says he never expected to end his 45 years at Albanys Bnai Sholom Reform Congregation as the rabbi of the Temple of Zoom. But the coronavirus pandemic swept America in the months before his long-planned retirement, forcing him to adapt. Nonetheless, the beloved rabbi, who is as well known for his eloquent sermons as he is for his colorful Purim costumes, did not disappoint his congregation as he shared insights about civil unrest and racism during his final sermon on June 26

Temple Menorah is holding indoor, in-person services – The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

| July 31, 2020

Temple Menorah, on Milwaukees north side, has been holding indoor, in-person services for weeks. The minyans are held twice weekly, on Sunday and Thursday mornings. We did a few outdoor services, and when we were given permission by the city of Milwaukee to reenter the building, we moved all the furniture out from the Daily Chapel into the lobby so we could social distance, said Rabbi Gil Ezer Lerer, who leads the shul at 9363 N.

JUF News | Some things stay the same – Jewish United Fund

| July 31, 2020

The date is set, the Torah portion is learned--then the world pauses for a pandemic. What happens to bar and bat mitzvahs planned years in advance?

Now is the time for more women to emerge as leaders – Tallahassee Democrat

| July 31, 2020

Gene Hall(Photo: special to the democrat) Joel 2 foretold a time when God would pour out his Spirit on all flesh: "Your sons and daughters will prophesy." Upon arriving in Philippi, Apostle Paul found no synagogue, but he did find women praying at the river. One of them, Lydia, offered hospitality to Paul and Silas (Acts 16: 14-15).

Build me a sanctuary, and I will dwell in Minecraft – thejewishchronicle.net

| July 31, 2020

I press my palm against the cold, blue iron door and enter the sanctuary. Gliding over the lush red carpet, I reach for my prayer book on the bookshelf.

Mitzvot from the Heart: Henry Rosenblum | Mitzvot From The Heart – St. Louis Jewish Light

| July 31, 2020

Henry Rosenblum followed what is now a family tradition: a bar mitzvah abroad. Henrys eldest brother, Myles, became a bar mitzvah in Jerusalem, joined by extended family on both sides. Then Spencer, the middle son, traveled with his family to Budapest, Vienna and Prague where they visited Jewish sites in each city and ended with a ceremony in the Jubilee Synagogue in Prague


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