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The atrocity at the Tree of Life Synagogue this past Shabbat shocked me to the core. It appears to have shocked many others judging from the turnout at the vigil held at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle on Monday, October 29th, 2018.  The sanctuary reached a capacity of 2000, ...continue reading "Sleeplessness in Seattle: Responding to the Events in Pittsburgh"

  We go to synagogue on Shabbat morning to hear the reading of the Torah and to be inspired by its words. We go to synagogue on Shabbat morning to share in celebration of the joyous milestones of those in our community. We go to synagogue on Shabbat morning to ...continue reading "A Shabbat Without Rest"

Panim Hadashot-New Faces is not a synagogue. We do not function as a traditional congregation such as offering regular worship services and a religious school program. We do not have membership dues, a common feature of most synagogues. Panim Hadashot-New Faces is also not affiliated with a specific Jewish movement.  ...continue reading "Is Panim Hadashot-New Faces a Synagogue?"