“It’s very important that they get the sense that they’re part of a tribe, a community, a group of people to whom they belong.”
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. is offering congregants a chance to commune with their famous coreligionists — in corrugated form.
Ticket-holders bought cardboard cutouts to prop in their seats during Opening Weekend. Should synagogues do the same for Rosh Hashanah?
“This is not a matter of putting up a sign: Black Lives Matter. It’s a matter of learning who we are.”
“I’m not looking for heroes. I want an average person with a sense of responsibility.”
Will Rosh Hashanah 5781 come with a paywall?
“We have to be able to ensure the security of our institutions — and that all the people who walk into the institutions feel safe coming in there.”
Union Temple, which told its members Thursday it is “out of money” approached Congregation Beth Elohim about a possible merger.
Those who attend synagogue for the sake of kiddush — the post-Shabbat receptions at which congregants mingle, gossip, and nosh — will be disappointed.
Synagogue leadership need to think creatively to connect around financial issues in compassionate but intentional ways