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We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support for our synagogue from our community and people across the country and around the world in the wake of the horrific anti-Semitic attack of October 27, 2018. We will continue to mourn our lost congregants, even as we honor their memories by healing, growing, and strengthening the congregation they loved. We deeply appreciate the many offers of assistance and support of the victims' families and to help rebuild the Tree of Life synagogue. Your support proves that love is truly stronger than hate.
The Tree of Life fund for Victims and Families is closed. You may still to the impacted synagogues or other community agencies.

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>I was originally writing about how saddened I was to welcome Honolulu and Pensacola to the ever-expanding club to which no one should belong. Then came Jersey City. Every time a massacre occurs, I feel thrust back into my own personal version of the movie Groundhog Day. I try to stay informed of news on a regular basis, but when I tuned in, and saw emergency vehicles and first responders, it brought me back to 10.27. Alas, it does every time....</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">Certain holidays and seasons have vocabulary that symbolizes them. Thanksgiving says it all in its title: a time to give thanks. I expanded this concept a bit more in a recent post, encouraging people to develop an <b>attitude of gratitude</b>.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">The Christmas season is one where you will read and hear the following: Peace on earth, good will towards men. Other than the fact that...</span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p>Jewish tradition teaches us that even the poorest person in the town was expected to give <em>tzedakah</em>, because there is likely someone ever poorer nearby. It is easy to let the difficult things in life overwhelm the good.  Whether it be illness, financial stress, employment or lack of employment issues, family struggles, or lack of food, the challenges that we face can obscure the good that is in our lives. When we let that happen,...</span>
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Sat, December 14 2019 16 Kislev 5780