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Ruth L. “Billie” Goldhar, age 96, passed away peacefully at Village on the Green HealthCare Center, Longwood, on Saturday evening, Aug. 29, 2020. Billie was born in Chicago, Illinois, on Sept. 28, 1923, to the late Joseph and Naomi Duckman Lehman... Full story


Here are some special gifts for your Rosh Hashanah hosts

(My Jewish Learning via JTA) - Invited to someone's house for a Rosh Hashanah meal and looking for an appropriate gift? In addition to the always appreciated flowers or bottle of wine, here are some...

 By Ben Harris    News    September 11, 2020

Homemade shofars and 'passive' Zooming: How some British synagogues are adapting this High Holiday season

(JTA) - As night falls on the second night of Rosh Hashanah this year, Rabbi Adam Zagoria-Moffet and two shofar blowers will ascend the 144-foot tower of St. Albans Cathedral, the 11th-century church...


5780 Community Year in Review

By Christine DeSouza What a year of surprises 5780 was — and that is stating it in a good light. Everything was going along sort of smoothly. There was an Israeli presidential election that made half of the country very happy and half of it very up...


Wishing you a happy and healthy 5781 from Rollins Hillel

What a year 5780 has been. Who would have thought that a year ago, as we were gearing up for the holidays, that we would soon be faced with one of the strangest periods that any of us have ever...


We are stronger when we work together

It is the last day of Moses' life. He has one final opportunity to speak to the Children of Israel. He gathers everyone and says, "You are all standing today before your G-d: the heads of your tribes,...

 By Ben Sales    News    September 11, 2020

The pandemic's first High Holiday season has synagogues wondering: Will people pay dues?

(JTA) - Like many synagogues, Temple B'nai Hayim used to rely on the High Holiday season to survive financially. The small Conservative synagogue in Southern California would receive the lion's share...



The following synagogues provided information about their High Holiday services to the Heritage by press time. For information about services at other local synagogues, contact the individual congregations. This year due to COVID-19, services during...

 By Shira Hanau    News    September 11, 2020

'Services, but not shul': How Orthodox communities are preparing for a pandemic High Holiday season

(JTA) - Less than two miles away from the Center for Disease Control's campus in Atlanta, where doctors and researchers prepare guidance for the nation's coronavirus response, an Orthodox rabbi is...


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