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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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		                                    An Attitude of Gratitude v. 2.0		                                </span>
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		                                	Wednesday, Mar 25th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">It might seem peculiar to read someone use the word “grateful” during this pandemic. Rather, it is far easier to inject into one’s writings a slew of negative adjectives describing our lot at this time. During bleak times, hope seems to be absent. We need to remember that despite the cloudiest of days, the sun is still shining. We just cannot see it, but it’s there.</p>

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		                                    I just called to say i love you		                                </span>
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		                                	Wednesday, Mar 18th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">So, who have you called in the past few days?  I reference a blog I posted last week suggesting a reworking of the title “social distancing”, that a far better choice of words might be “physical distancing”.  We must increase our physical distance, yet simultaneously decrease our social distance.  Call.  Text.  FaceTime.  Skype. Zoom. There is nothing more reassuring than...</span>
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		                                    Post-purim redux		                                </span>
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		                            <span class="slider_description"><p style="text-align: justify;">I want to thank the clergy, staff and parishioners of Calvary Episcopal Church for so warmly and enthusiastically welcoming this year’s Purim Shpiel. When davening there on Rosh Hashanah, the magnificent architecture and beauty of the main sanctuary reminded me of Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films. Thus “Hershel Potter and the Gantse Megillah”. It was offered solely out of love and respect, and I hope...</span>
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