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Kol Nidre Appeal dedicated to Katrina victims

     Perhaps because we know what hurricane devastation is like, our Congregation was quick to respond to the needs of the victims of Hurricane Katrina. One decision: 100 percent of our Kol Nidre Appeal will go to hurricane relief efforts. So please give now - and give generously!
     We do have precedent for this decision.
     Last year, the board voted to donate 36 percent of our Kol Nidre Appeal to the Union for Reform Judaism to help the relief efforts in Darfur. The response was wonderful.
     With that in mind, and with the need even greater here at home, board members agreed to encourage a higher level of giving by earmarking 90 percent of all money collected in this year's Kol Nidre Appeal to hurricane relief. Our donations will support the efforts of several organizations, including but not limited to the Union for Reform Judaism and the Red Cross. And URJ is giving to many hands-on relief groups, including America's Second Harvest, Oxfam America, the Mercy Corps and the American Friends Service Committee.
     Money will be transmitted to these organizations as it comes in to the Synagogue. For more information, or to donate, call Ella Ogden at 774-4312.

Annual meeting is April 28
   Please mark your calendars and plan to be at Lillienfeld House at 5:30 p.m. April 28 for the Congregation's annual meeting. It's important! And we're serving dinner afterwards.
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2011-04-14 16:04:05
Third Jazz Jam is April 10 at Coral World
   Wind up your weekend on a musical note! It's time for the third annual JAZZ JAM, an evening of great music hosted by the St. Thomas Synagogue at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at Coral World.
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2011-04-01 13:35:06
The Gonsa Geshicte (the whole story) about the fire near the Synagogue
   On Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, just after noon there was a large fire in an abandoned house up the hill and behind the Synagogue. It threatened, but did not damage, the Synagogue -- but caused some scary moments.
  
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2011-01-11 14:47:14
A beary good Sisterhood gatheringA bevy of bears
   A handful of Sisterhood members braved the heavy rains Saturday to stuff and sew toy bears to give out to congregants and others who take ill.
  
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2010-06-21 11:57:48
Second Jazz Jam is a mellow delightHarvey Werbel
   We had great music under the stars at Coral World on Saturday night, May 8, with a wonderful crowd, yummy nibbles and a lovely vibe. To see Glenda Werbel's album of photos, please click here.
  
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2010-04-28 13:51:58
Congregation's American Airlines raffle benefits Haiti relief efforts
   And the lucky winner is....Marty Olsen, who works at Jen's Deli and now has two round-trip tickets from American Airlines to the destination of his choice in the continental U.S., Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean.
  
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2010-02-05 10:50:53
'Stepping Stones to a Jewish Me'
   Rabbi Moch will offer a new learning opportunity, both for Jews and non-Jews, members and non-members, over 18 Thursday evenings this year.
  
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2009-10-21 16:16:05
Shabbaton focuses on mind-body-spirit
   What an incredible day of spiritual awakening, self-discovery and bonding in friendship. It doesn't seem possible that so much could be accomplished in just one day, but it was.
  
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2009-09-15 12:12:47
Bar Mitzvah service 'exceeded our expectations'Richard Weisgold with Rabbi Moch
   The Synagogue was beautiful but Rabbi Moch's service was the highlight of Richard Weisgold's Bar Mitzvah.
  
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2009-07-02 17:52:34
Danielle Stillman ordained as a RabbiRabbi Danielle Stillman
   Mazal tov to St. John congregants Andy and Joy Stillman on the ordination of their daughter Danielle as a Reconstructionist Rabbi.
  
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2009-06-10 15:38:49
Jazz Jam left the crowd totally jazzedHarvey Werbel at the keys
   Great music, great setting, great spirit, great fun! That sums up the first annual Jazz Jam sponsored by the Hebrew Congregation on Saturday night, May 30, at Coral World.
  
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2009-05-30 14:09:01
Sweet memories of an island Bar Mitzvah
   'Blake's Bar Mitzvah service was like no other we have ever experienced. It was personal, intimate, welcoming and relaxed,' wrote the parents of a recent Bar Mitzvah.
  
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2009-04-29 13:52:24
Catholic Charities gets donation for food
   Catholic Charities says thanks for a recent donation to Bethlehem House from Mazon contributions to the Synagogue.
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2009-02-20 15:36:47
Seven students honored at MLK service
   A packed Synagogue celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Friday's Shabbat service by honoring seven students whose lives exemplify the values Dr. King espoused.
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2009-01-20 14:38:51
MLK service honors seven studentsWesley S. Williams Jr.
   The Hebrew Congregation's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Shabbat service honoring outstanding high school students will be held Friday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.
  
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2009-01-13 15:59:36
'The Perfect Prayer'Linda Starr reads to pajama-clad youngsters
   It was the perfect prayer, project and party for five youngsters in our Religious School and their parents, all decked out in their pj's.
  
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2008-11-19 16:27:34
New Jersey Bar Mitzvah helps St. Thomas schoolRyan and Ms. Wilson
   Ryan Siegel celebrated his becoming a Bar Mitzvah in the historic St. Thomas Synagogue -- but with a very special mitzvah project.
  
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2008-11-19 16:05:49

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