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As we celebrate both Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Tu B’Shevat on January 21st this year, it is a double reminder that we should strive together to be God’s partners in perfecting the world. Had he lived, Reverend King likely would have wholeheartedly supported the...read more
A Crucial Report from Masorti's Jewish Pluralism Watch. JPW works to monitor the Knesset on issues of importance to Masorti --inclusiveness, pluralism and democracy --consistent with Jewish tradition. This week they deliver a report packed with information on bills,...read more
Park Avenue Synagogue, its clergy and leadership team, took the trip of a lifetime to Israel earlier in January. With 450 people joining, it was the largest single synagogue mission to Israel. The trip followed a huge Shabbaton at PASyn where Dr. Yizhar Hess,...read more
Park Avenue Synagogue Celebrates 136th “Birthday” with Masorti Movement and with the Gift of a Torah
In the largest single mission to Israel, 450 members and clergy from Park Avenue Synagogue chose to celebrate the 136th birthday of the congregation with the Masorti Movement. The mission included meetings with dignitaries (Yitzhak Herzog and Ehud Barak), visits to Masorti Kehillot, learning opportunities and by far, the highpoint: the donation of a Torah for use at Ezrat Israel, the egalitarian Kotel. Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove of PASyn, and Dr. Yizhar Hess, Executive Director of the Masorti Movement, spoke of the important partnership between the Movement in Israel and Park Avenue Synagogue, and by extension, Masorti/Conservative Judaism in the United States.
The celebration at the Kotel was both meaningful–a statement of the synagogue’s commitment to Masorti values of pluralism, democracy and, importantly, traditional Jewish observance–and joyous. Watch the singing, dancing and and feel a part of the joy.
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