Elyssa Joy Auster

Light of the North: Congregation Or HaTzafon, a Reform synagogue in Fairbanks, Alaska, gets visitors from far and wide, including the occa-sional wandering Israeli.

Celebrating Shabbat With the Frozen Chosen

Or Hatzafon, a Reform synagogue in Fairbanks, Alaska, receives visitors from far and wide. Elyssa Joy Auster, the acting rabbi, relates what happens when wandering Israelis drop by North America’s northernmost shul