Rabbis Reach Out to Prisoners, Soldiers for Yom Kippur

September 16, 2010

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald



In a small, bustling office tucked into an Orthodox synagogue in Surfside, a dozen men and women spent Thursday stuffing FedEx boxes with the markings of Jewish worship: Hebrew prayer books, camouflage yarmulkes, shawls and shofars.


It was crunch time at Aleph Institute, one of the nation's largest organizations dedicated to serving Jews in prison and the military, as rabbis and volunteers prepped for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and one of the holiest times of the year.