Posts Tagged ‘Clergy’

Rabbi Deborah Hirsch Keeps Her Congregants Close

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in OTTY Awards, Our Town

RabbiDeborahHirsch It’s Deborah Hirsch’s third year with the Temple Shaaray Tefila congregation, though she’s been doing rabbinical work for 31 years, and the dedicated rabbi has a major project underway. “We’re working on a new vision statement for the congregation,” explained Hirsch. “That’s been a very gratifying project. We engage almost 200 congregants in conversation about [&hellip
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Keeping the Faith in Humanity

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Ascension Church offers many classes for immigrants By Regina Molaro The Church of the Ascension’s Rev. John Duffell serves as a symbol of love in his community. Duffell, pastor of the Church of the Ascension, earned a WESTY Award for the community work he has done to provide support for the people of the Upper [&hellip
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Lutheran Pastor Helps LGBT Youth

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Reverend/author tackled poverty in the Bronx and Argentina By Gavin Aronsen Rev. Heidi Neumark has been the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church since 2003, the latest chapter in a life driven by a passion for social justice. Before her move to the West 100th Street Manhattan church, she lived among the disenfranchised in the South [&hellip
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Where Hasidim Mingle with Punk-Hair Types

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Orthodox synagogue also attracts Jews unaffiliated with a sect By Ellen Keohane When describing Kol HaNeshamah, a Jewish Orthodox congregation on the West Side, Adena Berkowitz uses words like “inclusive,” “welcoming” and “comfortable.” “In one room, we can have Jews who are Hasidic and Jews with green hair. From families to singles to older people, [&hellip
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