Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue

Synagogue Worker Fired For Having Premarital Sex Lawsuit Says

Pregnant program director gets pink slip after returning from honeymoon.

09/23/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

The long-time program director at Congregation Shearith Israel is suing the Upper West Side synagogue for allegedly firing her because she had sex before marriage.

Alana Shultz, says she was fired from her position as program director of the historic Upper West Side Spanish and Portuguese Congregation Shearith Israel for being 19 weeks pregnant when she got married last June, according to the 13-page complaint filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

In a Shaerith Israel video posted on YouTube, Alana Shultz demonstrates how to light Shabbat candles. YouTube

N.Y. Synagogue Employee Alleges She Was Fired For Being Pregnant At Wedding

09/23/2015 - 20:00

The former program director of the oldest Jewish congregation in America said she was fired because she was pregnant at the time of her wedding.

Scion Of Revered Rabbinic Family To Lead Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue

06/12/2013 - 20:00

Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, the scion of a revered rabbinic family, is the new spiritual leader of the country’s oldest Sephardic synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel.

Rabbi Meir Soloveicik was most recently associate rabbi at Kehilat Jeshurun of Manhattan.
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