Judaism

Synagogues Adapt their Worship for Broader Appeal

September 28, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/09/28ky/wir-front-services

On September 28, 2003 The Courier Journal reported "amid local and national worries that the Jewish population is stagnating, aging, tuning out to religion and intermarrying with non-Jews at high rates, synagogues are offering broader menus of worship styles. The Temple and Adath Jeshurun, for example, offered services during this weekend's New Year'...

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Synagogues Offering New Forms of Worship

September 28, 2003

Source: The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/09/28ky/wir-front-services0928-12863.html

On September 28, 2003 The Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) reported that "amid local and national worries that the Jewish population is stagnating, aging, tuning out to religion and intermarrying with non-Jews at high rates,...synagogues are offering broader menus of worship styles. The Temple and Adath...

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Rabbi Fails to Move Shul to Church Property

September 28, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2003/09/28/rabbi_loses_first_round_in_fight_to_stop_church_sale/

On September 28, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "Pray it ain't so. That's one of Rabbi Mendy Uminer's dwindling options after he lost a bid last week to move his makeshift shul into sprawling surplus church property in the Putterham section of South...

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Rabbi Urges Tolerance and Pluralism in the Face of Anti-Semitism

September 27, 2003

Source: TCPalm.com

http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/faith_and_values/article/0,1651,TCP_1155_23010

On September 27, 2003 TCPalm.com published an editorial by Rabbi Jonathan Kendall on the meaning of Rosh Hashana for the Jewish Community. In his discussion on the challenges of Judaism in a time of conflict, Kendall writes: "For the past two years there has been a tremendous increase in anti-Semitism. Much of it has been instigated and fueled by Islamic...

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American Jewish Committee's Anti-Bias Program Introduced in Berlin Schools

September 26, 2003

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=117-09262003

On September 26, 2003 U.S. Newswire issued a press release stating, "the American Jewish Committee, the city of Berlin and the federal German government on Monday will announce the launch of AJC's 'Hands Across the Campus' in Berlin, an anti-bias and democratic values education program created in the U.S in 1981. The launching of this bilateral American-German educational...

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Jews and Latinos Celebrate "Common Spiritual Values" in Washington

September 25, 2003

Source: The American Jewish Committee

http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PressReleases.asp?did=935

On September 25, 2003 The American Jewish Committee reported that the American Jewish Committee joined members of the Latino community for an interfaith service to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Dina Siegel Vann, AJC’s director of Latino and Latin American Affairs, said that the event was aimed at highlighting the "common spiritual values" between Jews...

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High School Dance, Game Conflict With Jewish New Year

September 18, 2003

Source: Tampa Bay Online

On September 18, 2003 Tampa Bay Online reported that "a scheduling conflict between Sickles High School's homecoming dance and game and a major Jewish holiday has forced some students to pick between faith and friends." The homecoming football game against Newsome that Friday and the dance at the University of South Florida on Saturday coincide with Rosh Hashana, the start of the Jewish new year. "22 other Hillsborough County public schools will play varsity football games that Friday... Sickles did consider students' religions,...

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Scout Troops Represent Many Faiths

September 15, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

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On September 15, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "in their green Girl Scout vests stitched with badges, the girls of Troop 869 are the newest members of a 91-year-old tradition rooted in the American South. With their Muslim headcoverings and prayers, the girls also represent how far the Girl Scouts have gone to tailor Scouting to many faiths, or none. National Girl Scout officials don't keep track of members'...

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Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

September 11, 2003

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/local/6743589.htm

On September 11, 2003 the Akron Beacon Journal reported that 'On the eve of today's second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ibrahim [an area Muslim] joined with more than 300 Muslims, Christians and Jews to share a meal, remember the tragedy, and pray for a peaceful future.

He was one of several speakers Wednesday evening at a...

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September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/09/09/bridging_the_gap_among_religions/

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts,...

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Update: Bush Makes Recess Appointment of Pipes

September 5, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.09.05/news13.pipes.html

On September 5, 2003 the Forward reported that "former presidential adviser William Quandt told the Forward that he is suspending work on several projects to protest President Bush's appointment of Pipes, who has been accused by Arab groups and Middle East scholars of harboring an anti-Muslim bias. Pipes and his defenders have vehemently rejected such characterizations,...

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