It’s been a rough few weeks for Conservative Jews in the Boston suburbs. First, a prominent rabbi was caught in a scandal. And their day school is closing.
Even the Hebrew school students know the lurid details of the scandal that has engulfed Rabbi Barry Starr and Temple Israel, a Conservative pillar in the Boston suburb of Sharon.
Disgraced Boston-area Rabbi Barry Starr sent naked photos of himself to boys and trolled the internet for sex, court documents alleged.
Last Hanukkah, Marjorie Slome’s synagogue lay devastated after Sandy. A year later, she tells how her attitude about government’s role in helping religious institutions has changed.
Rabbi David Bauman brought to the White House one of two 90-year-old menorahs that survived when Hurricane Sandy ravaged Temple Israel in Long Beach, N.Y.
A Long Island synagogue damaged in Hurricane Sandy will send a 90-year-old menorah that survived the storm to the White House for the annual Hannukah party.
It may be the first time that a rabbi is officially welcomed to his new synagogue on two wheels.