At the Sinai Reform Temple in Bay Shore, L.I., where Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov serves as rabbi and educational director, everyone, it seemed, was wearing Silly Bandz — rubber bracelets that morph into a variety of shapes. Even Rabbi Emily. (Her first band, shaped like a pig, was a gift from the youth group president. “I’m a rabbi who loves pigs,” she says with a laugh).
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