Jeffrey Salkin

Renting Dodger Stadium for a Bar Mitzvah

When is a Bar or Bat Mitvah too much?

04/01/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

Question: My husband wants a lavish bar mitzvah for our son next year. I think it's wrong to spend $ 50,000 on a party for a 13 year old kid when so many of our fellow Jews are experiencing hard times. What does Jewish law have to say about this?

Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

Southbound

10/11/2002
Special To The Jewish Week
Shalom, y’all. That’s what the Jews of Atlanta will be saying to two charismatic New York-area rabbis who are giving up pulpits here for the Georgia boomtown.  

Feeling The Church's Pain

05/03/2002
Staff Writer
As the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gets set to meet next month in Dallas to hammer out a policy on how to deal with priests who sexually abuse children, one Long Island rabbi is offering his help and empathy. "We in the Jewish community feel the pain of the Catholic Church," said Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin of The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, L.I., and a vice president of the Long Island Board of Rabbis.

Unlikely Torah Role Models

11/28/2008
Staff Writer
Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, a Long Island native, has spent nearly three decade as a pulpit rabbi in four states, most recently at the historic The Temple in Atlanta. Now he serves as executive director of Kol Echad, a “transdenominational” adult learning center in Atlanta.

Reform Rabbis Set To OK Gay Unions

03/17/2000
Staff Writer
Call it the showdown in Greensboro. When hundreds of Reform rabbis gather at the 111th annual meeting of the Central Conference of American Rabbis next week in North Carolina, they will continue an intense debate over whether to officially support performing gay marriages or similar commitment ceremonies.

All The Rest Is Commentary — By Men

06/26/2009
Staff Writer
Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, a voice for spirituality in non-Orthodox circles, devoted his earlier books to bringing God back into the lives of Jews, at synagogue and at work. Rabbi Salkin devotes his latest book to bringing Jews — the half of the Jewish people who have largely seemed lost from their tradition — back into Jewish life. Especially male Jews.

All The Rest Is Commentary — By Men

06/24/2009
Staff Writer
Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, a voice for spirituality in non-Orthodox circles, devoted his earlier books to bringing God back into the lives of Jews, at synagogue and at work. Rabbi Salkin devotes his latest book to bringing Jews — the half of the Jewish people who have largely seemed lost from their tradition — back into Jewish life. Especially male Jews.

Unlikely Torah Role Models

11/25/2008
Staff Writer
Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin, a Long Island native, has spent nearly three decade as a pulpit rabbi in four states, most recently at the historic The Temple in Atlanta. Now he serves as executive director of Kol Echad, a “transdenominational” adult learning center in Atlanta.

Comic Coexistence

04/26/2002
Staff Writer
The stand-up comic was doing his routine at a Long Island temple one recent Sunday afternoon, but his material wasn't routine for the folks in The Community Synagogue in Port Washington. Ahmed Ahmed was talking about racial profiling, about the suspicious questions of security personnel at airports ... about life in the United States since 9-11 as an Arab. As an Arab American, to be accurate. "I was a little bit nervous before coming here," said Ahmed, 31.
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