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Town and Village Synagogue
October 30, 2009

This is a warm and spiritual shul. I started going because I needed a weekend activity for my two young toddlers during the cold weather months. Both of my children grew up there - and have a strong Jewish foundation. My husband truly enjoyed studying with Rabbi Sebert under the auspices of the Melton Workshop, and torah with Hugh Pollack. I regularly pop into the kitchen during Shabbat, roll up my sleeves and start cooking. When I was experiencing some profoundly troubling personal issues, during a Tzedakah (forgiveness workshop) Rabbi Sebert reassuringly, and sensibly affirmed what I felt from within. We have hosted and have been the recipients of holiday meals. Town and Village Syngagogue has been a wonderful anchor for our family.

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Growing spiritually as a Jew, and connecting with wonderfully diverse people.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be the 'go-to' place for downtown Jewish life in Manhattan.

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About every month

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Volunteer & chaired the hebrew school families, worked on Faces of the Community, supervised Purim Carnival Food, help with Shabbat kiddushism.