Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal

Out Of The Shul And Into The Bar

Federation’s ‘Gen i’ task force increases push to unaffiliated.

06/05/2012
Staff Writer

Friday evening typically finds the community of Kehilath Jeshurun, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on the Upper East Side, at services, extending a traditional, tuneful welcome to the approaching Sabbath.

But in the fall, some of KJ’s clergy and congregants will begin celebrating Shabbat outside their accustomed settings, venturing forth to local spots like restaurants and bars to host “Sabbath salons.”

KJ outreach to unaffiliated could take place in restaurants like this one on the Upper East Side.
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