New York Board of Rabbis

Syrian Refugee’s View Of Israel ‘Transformed’

Muslim man tells rabbis here how his perceptions have been altered by help from Jewish state.

06/24/2014
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A Syrian Muslim refugee told the New York Board of Rabbis Monday how the hatred against Israelis that he grew up with changed after he saw Israeli Jews provide fellow refugees with medical help and food.

Refugees, gather next to a road at the Azraq refugee camp. Getty Images

Fuel For Debate Over Rabbis’ Role

At B'nai Jeshurun, congregants quit to protest their clergy's criticism of mayor’s support for AIPAC.

02/24/2014
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Where do you draw the line between a rabbi’s freedom to preach and his or her responsibility to maintain a cohesive congregation?

Nationwide Effort To Aid Sandy-Hit Congregations

Help for L.I. Reform synagogues still coming from New Orleans to Napa to Brooklyn.

02/06/2013
Staff Writer

Hundreds of Jewish holy books from a closing Flushing synagogue are looking for a new home.

Volunteers from Westchester work in damaged West End Temple in the Rockaways. Photo courtesy West End Temple

Second Cuomo Administration Takes Shape

Aides reached out to N.Y. Board of Rabbis regarding Sabbath inauguration; inner circle said to understand social service needs.

12/21/2010
Assistant Managing Editor

With Andrew Cuomo set to take office as New York’s 56th governor on Jan. 1, a Saturday, his aides contacted the New York Board of Rabbis last week to assess whether the Sabbath inauguration would cause any offense.

Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo
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