The JW Q&A

A weekly interview with notable figures and names in the news.

Helping Syrian Refugees

The president of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding says aid to refugees in Jordan is a Jewish imperative.
Staff Writer

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.

Georgette Bennett

New Cantor, New Look

A Borough Park-raised hazzan knows that he has 'big shoes to fill' at the shul his predecessor served for 50 years.

Staff Writer

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.

Cantor Yaakov Lemmer: “Big shoes to fill.” Via
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