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Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers

Rabbi Hazzan Myers received a BA from Rutgers, an MA in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and studied privately with Cantor Zvi Aroni before graduating from the Cantorial School of The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS).  He holds Rabbinic Ordination from Mesivta Adat Wolkowisk and an honorary doctorate in music from JTS.  He organized the June 1998 gathering of nearly 1,000 children from the NJ, PA, NY area to celebrate Israel’s 50th Anniversary in Central Park under the auspices of the 50th anniversary gathering of the Cantors Assembly.

Rabbi Myers currently serves as a trustee on the Executive Board of the Jewish Educators Assembly. He has also served on the National Education Commission of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the National Deliberation Team for Project Etgar, the new curriculum for the middle school that is a joint project of the United Synagogue and the Melton Institute. He received a Schechter Award for his interfaith Evening of Harmony that commemorates the Holocaust and awards for synagogue and family programming. He is married to Janice, a special educator at Community Day School, and they are past recipients of the Ben Gurion Award from Israel Bonds. They have two children, Rachel and Aaron.

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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">If ever there was an American during my lifetime who filled the role of the ancient Israelite prophets, it was the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He regularly quoted the Biblical prophets, and chastised us all of the inequalities in America, the promises unfulfilled, the suffering of his people. He was not merely a speaker, but a doer. Dr. King knew that his words would ring hollow if not supported by his...</span>
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		                                    Pride		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>The AJC had a lovely idea when they named Monday, January 6, 2020, as “Jewish Pride Day”. Coming in response to the seemingly non-stop anti-Semitic violence in the greater New York area culminating in the attack in a Rabbi’s home in Monsey, it created a moment where safety in numbers was a powerful, uplifting event. Then everyone went home. What happened to the pride? Is it still there?</p>

<p>We must be proud to be Jewish every single...</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>You most likely have heard me speak of, or write about the H word. It remains a foundation to the violence that it creates. Many would think of the spate of anti-Semitic violence in the Greater New York area as the answer to the question of “how’s that going for you?”. The news that is reported to us on a daily basis reflects a profound imbalance towards violence. Television stations believe that is all we want to see and know. I say...</span>
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Sun, January 19 2020 22 Tevet 5780