The Synagogue Review

A New Jersey Conservative synagogue finds that instrumental music draws crowds for a Friday night service. (NJ Jewish News)

Five synagogues of four different denominations in White Plains, NY band together to help Kibbutz Bet Yisrael, one of Israel’s urban kibbutzim, and other “smaller organizations and programs that might not be on the radar for traditional Jewish philanthropy�. (The Jewish Week)

Faith Steinsnyder “is, in her own quiet way, dramatically changing 21st-century perceptions of American women in the cantorate.” Here’s a look at how she has done this. (Forward)

Fuel surcharges and other tactics spread to synagogues as a means of coping. (The Jewish Week)

A look at how, and why the separation of women from men became normative in Orthodoxy, and served to separate Orthodox from non-Orthodox. (The Jerusalem Post)

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