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.

09/24/2013
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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.

09/17/2013
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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 Cantorlemmer.com
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