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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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		                                    does tisha b'av still matter?		                                </span>
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		                                	Tuesday, Jul 28th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">There are some people who consider the observance of Tisha B’av (the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av) outdated and no longer relevant. Tisha B’av commemorates the destruction of both the first and second Holy Temples, which occurred on the same date. Alas, there are other calamities that also fell on Tisha B’av, but there are so many in number that frankly, you might become depressed. With all happening...</span>
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		                                    Where have all the flowers gone?		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">There are some who have elevated the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to the role of prophet, especially the prophets that we read and learn about in the Bible. When they saw injustice, they publicly chastised the people, reminding them of their responsibilities from God to create a just society. Dr. King was borne of that mold. Referencing the prophets of old, he chastised us and reminded us of our...</span>
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		                                    a Positive unintended consequence		                                </span>
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		                                	Thursday, Jul 16th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p class="Body" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">I have come to learn that sometimes good things can occur at a later time after something bad. I like to call them positive unintended consequences. For example, in the days, weeks and months after 10.27, doors that had not yet opened (granted, I was only in Pittsburgh for fifteen months) sprung open. It takes time to build relationships, but the...</span>
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