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Exeter Synagogue

| September 21, 2017

Membership We welcome anyone who is Jewish to become a member of the Congregation.

A widowed Hasidic father faces a custody battle in the New …

| September 20, 2017

Photo: Federica Valabrega/A24 B+ Joshua Z. Weinstein Menashe Lustig, Ruben Niborski, Yoel Weisshaus In limited release July 28 Before making the film Menashe, documentarian Joshua Weinstein donned a yarmulke and explored Brooklyns Borough Park, getting to know the stories and personalities of New Yorks Hasidic Jews. That was the easy part of the process.

Synagogue to host Blessing of the New Moon today – St. Augustine Record

| August 25, 2017

First Congregation Sons of Israel will host a service and musical sing-along dinner followed by Kiddush Levana (Sanctification of the Moon) at 6:30 p.m. today. According to the Jewish faith, the tradition of Kiddush Levana has taken place for well over a millennia, says Rabbi Joel Fox, who will lead the service

This iconic San Francisco synagogue is no longer ‘just’ for LGBT Jews – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 24, 2017

Rabbi Mychal Copeland took over as spiritual leader of Congregation Shaar Zahav in July. (Norm Levin/J

Good deeds performed during Tamarac synagogue’s Mitzvah Day – Sun Sentinel

| August 24, 2017

Mitzvahs recently abounded at Temple Beth Torah Sha’aray Tzedek in Tamarac. Some of the projects the volunteers participated in during TBTST’s recent mitzvah day/open house included decorating Rosh Hashanah apple plates for needy Jewish residents, bringing school supplies for children in foster care and assembling sandwiches for a local feeding program.

Synagogue And Church Unite To Offer Sanctuary To Immigrant Mom – Forward

| August 24, 2017

Ric Urrutia Araceli Velasquez and her family A Denver, Colorado synagogue and church are joining forces to help an immigrant from El Salvador who fears her life will be in danger if deported back to her homeland. Temple Micah and the Park Hill United Methodist Church are holding a joint interfaith prayer service Wednesday welcoming Araceli Velasquez and her family to take sanctuary in the church. Velasquez came to the United States in 2010 seeking asylum because of the violence she encountered in El Salvador

Rabbi claims he was vilified for welcoming non-white members – New York Post

| August 24, 2017

A Westchester rabbi who sought to diversify his synagogue was panned by its racist board members for turning the congregation Spanish and Black, according to a federal discrimination complaint.

Women rabbinical students asked to lift skirts, shirts at Western Wall – Jewish Telegraphic Agency

| August 24, 2017

Women blowing shofars at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Aug.

This Hasidic Picture Book Teaches Children About Sexual Abuse – Forward

| August 24, 2017

If you walk into Monseys Evergreen kosher supermarket, somewhere among the extensive schnitzel varieties and Shabbos candy treats, youll see a single childrens book for sale. Zai Gezunt! is the Yiddish translation of Artscrolls Lets Stay Safe, written by Bracha Goetz and illustrated by Tova Leff, a picture book that talks about childrens safety of all kinds: crossing the road, fire emergencies, bicycle caution

Judaism: Ashkenazim – Jewish Virtual Library

| August 24, 2017

Ashkenaz (Heb. ) refers to a people and a country bordering on Armenia and the upper Euphrates; listed in Genesis 10:3 and I Chronicles 1:6 among the descendants of Gomer. The name Ashkenaz also occurs once in Jeremiah 51:27 in a passage calling upon the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz to rise and destroy Babylon.


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