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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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		                                    i have nothing to be thankful for?		                                </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">It is easy to feel that there is nothing to be thankful for this coming Thanksgiving. We have been advised by authorities not to travel to family, which is what my family decided to do. Instead, we will have an intimate meal over Zoom with family. The inability to gather with family and...</span>
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		                                    thanksgiving is cancelled?		                                </span>
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		                                	Thursday, Nov 19th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <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">After careful consideration, we made the difficult decision not to travel to New Jersey to spend Thanksgiving with our daughter and her husband. It was not an easy decision, filled with plenty of “what ifs” on both sides of the equation. In the end, we felt that the potential to either...</span>
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		                                    VAYERA: The Sermon I never Gave		                                </span>
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		                                	Thursday, Nov 12th		                                </span>
		                            		                            	                            	
		                            <span class="slider_description"><p dir="ltr">Permit me a moment to tell you an incredible story. A few days after the massacre, the FBI reached out to me. They needed to process Pervin Chapel, but did want to touch the ark and disrespect the Torot. So the Special Agent in Charge, Bob Jones, called me and asked me if I could come to the building and assist them, as they wanted to be respectful of the Torot. What an incredible gesture. I arrived with great trepidation, as I was...</span>
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Sat, November 28 2020 12 Kislev 5781