The president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding says aid to refugees in Jordan is a Jewish imperative.
Georgette Bennett, president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, spearheaded the effort with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) that led to the creation of a coalition of 16 Jewish organizations to aid Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan.
A Borough Park-raised hazzan knows that he has 'big shoes to fill' at the shul his predecessor served for 50 years.
After nearly a half-century, Lincoln Square Synagogue on the Upper West Side is getting a new cantor. Cantor Yaakov Lemmer, a native of Brooklyn’s fervently Orthodox Borough Park neighborhood, is succeeding Cantor Sherwood Goffin, who has served at Lincoln Square since its founding in 1965.