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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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		                                    this is how you remember		                                </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">In 1949 and 1950, <i>Yom HaZikaron, </i>Israel’s Memorial Day, was observed on the same day as its’ Independence Day. Families of the fallen soldiers expressed concern to then Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, who was also Minister of Defense, that the celebratory nature of Independence...</span>
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		                                    God is in the crumbs		                                </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">Hopefully we remembered to pack away everything that we took out for Passover, and not discover that one item that we forget that belongs in the rear box behind seventeen other boxes. The short amount of time that it took to put everything away was noteworthy, since due to the pandemic we...</span>
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		                                    how do you count?		                                </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">By now the <i>Seder</i> accoutrements have been safely repacked and stored until next year, and we pray that we will remember where we put all of them same time next year (April 15, 2022 FYI). In some families, it might be the <i>Seder</i> plate that has generations of stories to tell, or...</span>
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Wed, April 21 2021 9 Iyyar 5781