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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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		                                    utopia		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">One of the ways that humans evolve over time is by accepting things that they might not have been comfortable with at a prior stage of life. Sometimes that acceptance is more of a resignation, a passive acknowledgement that it does not matter what your opinion might be, this is the way things are. Just because something is done one way does not make it right nor does it have to be acceptable.</p>

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		                                    Heal us, we pray		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>Our nation has experienced the trauma of the impeachment of the President of the United States. As I have come to learn, trauma takes many forms, and its duration can vary from victim to victim. What we so badly need as a nation right now is courageous, moral leadership to help us heal. Where will that come from?  With no clear answer in sight, I return yet again to Psalm 121:</p>

<p>     I turn my eyes to the heavens;...</span>
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		                                    Civil Discourse		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align:justify">I have felt compelled during this somber period in our history to watch the Impeachment trial of the President, as I have a responsibility as a citizen to be informed of the words of both the House Managers and the Defense Team. Much to my dismay, the tone gradually increased in emotion, and uncivil discourse rang through the hallowed halls of the Senate. I must commend Chief Justice Roberts for chastising both...</span>
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Mon, February 17 2020 22 Shevat 5780