Communities

Toward Visioning A Model Community

01/29/2009 - 19:00
Editor and Publisher
The basic ground rule for a two-hour roundtable discussion last Thursday sponsored by The Jewish Week and JInsider.com, a Jewish news Web site, on “Jewish Philanthropy in Crisis: Creative Strategies for Moving Forward,” was that the 18 participants could not use “the M word,” as in Madoff.

If I Forget Thee Beyond The Turnpike

06/18/2009 - 20:00
Editor and Publisher
 How should Orthodox Jews relate to other Jews in modern society? Should they emulate Noah, who obeyed God’s command to build an ark and separate himself and his family from the rest of the world that was literally drowning? Or should they follow the example of Abraham, who argued with God in order to try to save the lives of the sinful inhabitants of Sodom and Gomorrah?

The Boynton Boom

12/15/2008 - 19:00
Staff Writer
Eight years ago, when Rabbi Anthony Fratello  became the spiritual leader of Temple Shaarei Shalom, a Reform synagogue in Boynton Beach, the congregation had 100 households — and the youngest member was 75. Since then, its membership has grown six fold, 250 children have enrolled in the religious school and the congregation is almost doubling its 10,000-square-foot building.
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