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Normandy Kaddish Project

May 25, 2016, by

Each year, the Normandy Kaddish Project asks synagogues across the nation to say kaddish for those who lost their lives in World War II at Normandy and are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. This year, the Shabbat closest to the anniversary of D-Day will begin on June 3rd. There are 149 American Jewish graves at […]

Tefillat Esther: Worldwide Event

March 14, 2016, by

The wave of terror that Israel has suffered over the last number of months has claimed the lives of tens of Israelis. Megillat Esther has taught us that the way to confront Haman is to gather all Jews in Tefillah. Join together for a worldwide Tefillah event From the Kotel on Ta’anit Esther at 11:00-11:45 […]

Purim Best Practices

January 26, 2016, by

Innovative Purim programming ideas from successful synagogues. Events Mishloach Manot Packing for Soldiers Invite your shul members to bring in kosher food products to help assemble mishloach manot baskets for Jewish soldiers serving in the Israeli and US army. You can also have kids design and create cards with short messages for the soldiers to […]

Let Us Say Amen

January 18, 2016, by

One of the most spoken words by all Jews in synagogues is AMEN. What does AMEN meananyway? It is one of the first words we learn to say for our davening. During the High Holidays it is quite a moving experience to participate in a thundering AMEN in a large Beit Midrash or Synagogue. It […]

Chanukah Best Practices

December 7, 2015, by

Looking for interesting Chanukah programming ideas? Have you checked out the OU’s Resource Bank? Just click here and search “Chanukah” and see what treasures you find!