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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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		                                    it takes a village		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="margin-bottom: 11px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">I have been livestreaming services from my living room since March 13, hoping to bring some semblance of the familiar to a totally unfamiliar situation.  No one could have anticipated that I would still be doing so seven months later.  Despite the hope and desire for in-person...</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="margin-bottom: 11px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">The holiday of <i>Simchat Torah</i>, which comes at the end of <i>Sukkot</i>, is interesting for many reasons. In Israel, as well as in most Reform congregations and some Conservative congregations in the United States, it is combined with <i>Shemini Atzeret </i>into one day. In Israel,...</span>
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		                                    the most important day of the year		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="margin-bottom: 11px; text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif">We’ve just concluded what a significant percentage of the Jewish population might say is our holiest day of the year. Coming at the conclusion of Ten Days of Penitence, and an even lengthier month prior, the goals for this period of introspection have remained constant for the millennia:...</span>
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Mon, October 19 2020 1 Cheshvan 5781