Beth Sholom

Conservatives Offended By ‘Jews For Jesus’ Quip

06/15/2010

Ever since the past president of an Orthodox synagogue in Las Vegas said on his rabbi’s radio program two weeks ago that “Conservative Judaism has done a lot to turn people to Jews for Jesus because it has robed Judaism of its spiritual aspects,” Conservative Jews there have been exploring ways to appropriately respond.

Israel Parade: Pounding The Pavement Amid Ambivalence

Annual Fifth Avenue ‘Salute’ attracts ‘hundreds of thousands,’ but questions about unity linger.

05/25/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

Standing at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street, near G.M. Plaza and the start of the annual Salute to Israel Parade, Marilyn Chandler apologized Sunday for being a little disoriented by all the hoopla around her.

“I just got off the plane from Greensboro, N.C., and it’s overwhelming to see all the blue and white,” the colors of the Israeli flag, said Chandler, executive director of the Greensboro Jewish Federation.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, top.Photos by Ch loe Seldman/Michael Priest Photography

Long, Strange Trip

10/15/1999
Jewish Week Book Critic

Alan Lew was getting ready to sew his raksu, the garment worn by Buddhists for lay ordination, but he kept procrastinating. Instead, he wrote poetry and a monologue in the voice of his Bubbe Ida. With every stitch, he was supposed to say “I take refuge in the Buddha,” and he soon realized why he couldn’t sew at all: He felt he was betraying his Jewish soul.

Learning Is Lifelong Process In Roslyn Hgts.

Conservative shul hopes new center will be spur to membership.

01/14/2010
Special To The Jewish Week

After sending her two daughters to nursery school in portable classrooms at Temple Beth Sholom, Rachel Schor was thrilled that her 2-year-old son Noah would be among the first preschoolers to start the school year in a new, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly building.

Reimagining Hebrew School

Staff Writer
08/18/2009
The story of the Garden of Eden could be seen as a biblical truth, raising eternal questions of wrong vs. right, good vs. evil. Or it could be used as a parable, a map of the human choices we face today, exploring issues of what is knowledge and what are the consequences of it in our lives?

Extraordinary Loss

05/12/2000
Staff Writer
Marcus Kranz escaped Hitler's gas chambers by working in a labor camp in Romania while the rest of his family (his sister and parents) perished. But in a cruel irony, he and five others in his son's Long Island home succumbed to another kind of gas, carbon monoxide. Police said the central air conditioner in the Roslyn Heights home of Kranz's son, Andrei, apparently circulated the deadly fumes from an improperly vented furnace that had been left on.
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