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  • Beth Shira cantor becomes full-time

    Temple Beth Shira, located in western Boca Raton, has announced that Cantor Geniene Miller will be joining the temple full-time for all of its services starting with this year's High Holy Days. Miller had been with the temple part-time before. In...
  • Liumi to offer unique holiday experience

    When Rabbi Baruch Plotkin of Boca Raton and his wife, Shayndel, founded Liumi Israel — the Israel Center for Jewish Life last year, their goal was to help channel unaffiliated Jews into existing Israeli and local Jewish institutions. Baruch Plotkin...
  • READER SUBMITTED: New Torah Covers Created By Congregant

    The Emanuel Synagogue, 160 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford will dedicate new High Holy Day Torah covers to welcome the Jewish New Year 5775 on Sept. 24. For the "High Holidays," most synagogues change the year-round covers for their holy Torah scrolls to...
  • Volunteers needed to deliver holiday packages

    Volunteers needed to deliver holiday packages
    MorseLife, a nonprofit senior housing and health care provider, is seeking volunteers to deliver food and prayer items to the homebound on Sept. 22, right before the Jewish High Holy Days. Volunteers will deliver the packages, which will include kosher...
  • Buffalo Grove theater to open as fundraising begins for expansion

     Buffalo Grove theater to open as fundraising begins for expansion
    With the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center's temporary theater space opening soon, park district officials are now trying to raise funds for the new facility's expansion. The Buffalo Grove Park District bought the former Congregation Beth Am synagogue...
  • Kol HaLev hosts Passover seder in its church home

    Traditional rituals of Passover — the stories, the questions, the food — get a modern spin when Rabbi Geoff Basik presides over Kol HaLev's community seder. The second night observance, held this year on April 15, has become a tradition for...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off

    The Whiteboard Jungle: The balancing act of choosing days off
    For the first time in Glendale Unified School District’s history, April 24 is no longer a school day. Previously, school remained open on the day that commemorates the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians who were killed by the Ottoman Empire in...
  • Prominent city rabbi abruptly steps down

    Prominent city rabbi abruptly steps down
    Without personally saying goodbye, the longtime leader of one of Chicago’s most prominent Reform Jewish synagogues has stepped down, abruptly announcing his retirement in a letter to the congregation that was mailed the day after he quit. Rabbi...
  • Israel's wine on the rise

    In 1988, for 10 days, I visited Israel and its wineries. An intifada was going on; it was scary. But the enthusiasm of Israel's winemakers and grape farmers briefly washed away the worry. For decades, Israel had produced red seas of mediocre wine for...
  • Rosh Hashanah observations slated in Glendale, Pasadena

    Local synagogues and centers will celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, next week. The celebration, from Sept. 4 through 6, marks the beginning of the High Holy Days. Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, begins on the evening of Friday, Sept....
  • Happy Jewish New Year (that's 5774 if you're counting)!

    Here, as every year, I send along to you, dear readers, a summary of my sermons for the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. If you attend my synagogue, you can read this and then sleep through my sermons knowing you really didn't miss...