The graffiti on the Adath Israel Synagogue building in Newtown was removed and painted over Saturday morning prior to the start of Shabbat services.
“I’m lucky in that I happen to have done a lot of my Passover shopping,” a Jewish shopper said. “To buy the rest I won’t cross the picket line.”
Charles Meyrick shouted out Nazi slogans to protest authoritarianism by the State Colleges and Universities system, he said.
“It was emotionally exhausting to be in school today,” one student said. “The hate in this school is bigger than us.”
Charamut: “The mailer makes the point that Matt Lesser will undoubtedly vote for higher and higher government spending. He’s good at that, too.”
The mailer, which reads, “Vote No On Matt Lesser,” depicts Rep. Matthew Lesser greedily holding up $100 bills.
Jason Wasserman was a tireless, effective president of his synagogue’s board. But some are angry they didn’t know about his sex-offender status.
Name: Temple Sholom
Address: 300 E Putnam Ave Greenwich, CT 06830
Denominational affiliation: Conservative
Member units (households): 500-700
What percentage of members are older than 50? 70%
How many people attend a regular Shabbat service? 25 people
Length of typical Shabbat morning service? 2 hours
Shabbat dress code: Casual
Daily services? No
Does your synagogue have its own building? If not, where do you meet for services? Yes, we have our own building.
Is there an opportunity to socialize after services? Yes
Language of service: Mostly English with some Hebrew.
Is another language offered in the prayer book? Just English and Hebrew.
Children’s programming: Yes
Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes
Are services streamed online? No
Are the rabbi’s sermons available online? No
Percentage of members in interfaith marriages? 15%
Will the rabbi officiate at an interfaith wedding? Will he/she attend one? No, the rabbi will not officiate or attend.
Are there distinct roles for men and women in your synagogue? No, we are fully egalitarian.
A Reconstructionist Jewish community involved in local interfaith work and with varied Shabbat celebrations.
In January, five swastikas were found drawn outside the Masonic Lodge. Swastikas also have been a recurring problem at Ridgefield High School.