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November 4, 2018

Local faith leaders urge outreach – not guns – following last week's synagogue shooting. Last Saturday we saw the most violent act of anti-Semitism in U.S. history, at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania, where during Sabbath services a lone gunman killed eleven members of the congregation and wounded several others, including police officers.  The worst mass shooting since the Parkland High massacre last year, the attack is bein...

September 7, 2018

The Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation (RIJC) has hired a new Rabbi, Joel Shaiman, to lead their Jewish community, replacing long-time Rabbi Leana Moritt who left for a new position. The congregation, founded in 1976, holds services in their sanctuary, the small studio located in the Cultural Center at 548 Main Street.  

Shaiman's official start date was August 1, which the tall rabbi with the easy smile calls “a tough time to do this,” because not o...

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