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Orthodox Shul Will Keep LGBT Shabbaton Despite Neighborhood Rabbis’ Objection

26 Iyyar 5776 – June 3, 2016
"We encourage you to show your support by coming to shul this Shabbat for services and for the Shabbaton programming, and we welcome your feedback, questions, and notes of support."

Lower East Side Liberal-Orthodox Synagogue Burglarized

2 Heshvan 5776 – October 15, 2015
Police concluded this was a burglary and not a hate crime.

The Amulet, The Temple, The Disfigured Book, and The Butterflies: The...

4 Sivan 5769 – May 27, 2009
Throughout the ages, synagogues have housed some of the greatest examples of Jewish art, including the mosaic floors at Bet Alpha and the frescoes at Dura-Europos. Unfortunately, the fate of the works of art has been inextricably tied to their host, and much great Jewish art has perished along with the synagogues whose walls, floors, and ceilings it adorned. Not only have natural disasters and the decay process claimed many synagogues, but also many times, they have been targeted specifically by anti-Semites who sought to destroy Jewish culture and life.

Feminist Trends At The Jewish Art Salon

19 Iyyar 5769 – May 13, 2009
It was a little surreal sitting in the sanctuary of the Stanton Street Synagogue at the opening of the Jewish Art Salon exhibit. It was hard not to notice the sharp contrast between the synagogue's tragically decaying collection of Zodiac signs painted on its walls and its dusty interior - some parts of which might still bear original grime dating back to 1913 when the synagogue was built - and the vibrant new art created by the 29 artists affiliated with the salon (including both the authors of this column).

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