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Shul Newsletters & Articles


New Downtown Rabbi Crosses Boundaries

Rabbi Eva is interviewed in The Jewish Week (Aug 2016).

Alt Hebrew School Project Hitting Its Stride

Article in The Jewish Week (Aug 2016) about Jewish Journey Project that mentions the Shul and has several quotes from Adam Feder.

Torah, Wine and...Electric Mandolin?

A wonderful 2007 New York Times piece about the Shul Band and our Rosh Hashana services.

Coming of Age and Back to Her Faith

A New York Times article about the 2004 adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah class.


The Shul of New York Newsletter

News From the Heart

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Fall 2015 

The final issue of News From the Heart is a moving tribute to our founder, Rabbi Emeritus Burt Siegel. Inside are letters from Rabbi Burt and Rabbi Matthew to the congregation, followed by pages of tributes to Rabbi Burt written by the congregation of the Shul of New York. 

Fall 2014 
(A large file, but worth the wait.)

A moving message from Rabbi Burt, an introduction to Associate Rabbi Matthew Reimer and interesting stories and pictures of Shul life that run the gamut from Shul School to The Shul Band, there's something for everyone in this issue! 

Fall 2013

The JOY of the upcoming High Holidays; Crystal's Conversion; An adventure at the Met; Tributes to Bill Lavner and John Balan; Shul School Update; Martin's Bar Mitzvah and Julia's Bat Mitzvah; Poetry by Ilsa Gilbert.

Fall 2012

An Adult Bat Mitzvah story; Behind the scenes at The Shul; On Becoming Jewish; A Modern Day Solomonic Solution; A Reverie by Musical Director, Adam Feder.


Fall 2011

Shul School student update; Family Programs; Meet our new intern; Tribute to Shelia Grosfeld;
Rabbi Burt's "Metropolitan Diary" moment; High Holiday Quiz with Bill Lavner.

Fall 2010

Roving Reporter gets reflections on High Holy Days; new Family Programs and Shul School curriculum; the Shul of New York's Essential Teachings; SoNY on Facebook; Interfaith Social Action opportunities.

Spring 2010

Tenth Anniversary of the Shul; the Shul Band profiles; a tribute to founding Co-Presidents Mike and Vera Hearn; Book reviews.

Fall 2009

Rabbi Burt's history of the Shul; excerpts from Bar and Bat Mitzvah speeches; a send-off for Shul Band member Lilly Lavner; musings on the journey from the Holocaust to Maccabiah Chai.

Fall 2007

Approaching the High Holidays, a quilt, interfaith relationships, an inspiring Passover, moving Bar Mitzvahs, great pictures and more.

Chanukah 2006

The idea of "home"; the Villalobos concert, and more!

Fall 2006

Co-President Kenny Bookbinder's (famous) Kol Nidre speech, plus lots of inspiring stories about how people found our Shul.


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