Sixth & I to fill seats with celebrities (sort of) for virtual High Holiday services – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

Posted By on August 24, 2020

Members of the historic Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, D.C., will be able to sit next to Jewish celebrities, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, during High Holidays services next month.

Kind of.

The synagogues virtual High Holidays services will feature its members next to cardboard cutouts of Jewish celebritiessomething members can get for contributing $36 to the synagogues You in a Pewfundraiser, which was launched on Wednesday.

Other celebrities include, but are not limited to, CNN news anchor Wolf Blitzer, TV and radio host Andy Cohen and comedian Amy Schumer.

Sixth & I communications manager Michelle Eidertoldthe local outletDCistthat the cardboard-cutout idea originated in a recent fundraising meeting and the staff was immediately excited.

Funds raised will go towards the synagogues production of virtual Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah services, according to Eider.

This is a time of year when people really crave that feeling of being in community with each other, and weve just really been missing those face-to-face interactions with our community, said Eider. We knew that although we cant gather physically for the High Holidays, we wanted to create something special to help people find meaning and connection, and I think also a little bit of levity, too. JN

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