Sutton Place Synagogue

Sutton Place Rabbi: ‘A Preacher’s Preacher’

Rabbi Allan Schranz, 68, remembered as brilliant, compassionate.

04/28/2015
Staff Writer

During his days as a university student in Los Angeles three decades ago, Marco Greenberg, not a regular attendee at synagogue services, received a call one day from his grandmother. She praised a new rabbi at her congregation, Sinai Temple, as brilliant and inspiring.

Rabbi Allan Schranz: Combined sensitivity for people with intellectual curiosity. Courtesy of Asher Schranz

How Our Synagogue Is Attracting Young Adults

12/02/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

Professors Steven M. Cohen and Jack Wertheimer shared their assessment of the “Shrinking Jewish Middle And How To Expand It” (Opinion, Nov. 14), and not surprisingly, they focused on what Conservative and Reform synagogues should do to reverse the trend.

Rabbi Rachel Ain

How Our Synagogue Is Attracting Young Adults

People want not only connections but also meaning.

11/20/2014
Special To The Jewish Week

Professors Steven M. Cohen and Jack Wertheimer shared their assessment of the “Shrinking Jewish Middle And How To Expand It” (Opinion, Nov. 14), and not surprisingly, they focused on what Conservative and Reform synagogues should do to reverse the trend. Their conclusion was that the effort should be made as well in attracting those in their 20s and 30s. What was new was the emphasis on expanding Jewish social networks that link Jews to one another by offering meaningful Jewish content, and ensuring that peers are at the same stage of life to address common challenges.

Rabbi Rachel Ain

Chanukah, Coney Island, Knockouts And Iran

11/25/2013
Special To The Jewish Week

It was one of those perfect Chanukah days, with my brother and I getting off the Coney Island bumper cars on the way to Kosher Country for hot dogs, when we heard "Dirty Jews!"

Before we had a chance to react in anger or fear, the two screamers were running full speed in the other direction.

Reuven Kahane
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