Synagogue Spotlight

Weekly feature on what’s happening at a different synagogue around the DMV.

Rabbi Marc Israel is installed at Tikvat Israel Congregation

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Photos by Larry M. Levine Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville officially welcomed Rabbi Marc Israel as head rabbi with his installation Nov. 3. Israel started...

At Temple B’nai Shalom, a life between pages

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When David Kleinman’s mother, Betty Davison, died in August 2018, his congregation offered him a way to help preserve his memories — a personalized...

The cantor’s apprentice at Beth Ami

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Ben Pagliaro never intended to become a cantorial soloist, but since July he’s been playing that part at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville. When his...

A backyard is a blessing for Rabbi Eitan Cooper

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Just out of rabbinical school, Eitan Cooper is the new assistant rabbi at Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac. Cooper, 29, was ordained in June and...

Winchester synagogue revamps its space

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Since doing major renovations in 2013, Beth El Congregation in Winchester has continued to make changes to its building, which was erected in 1954....

Rabbi Neil Tow wants students to learn by doing

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Rabbi Neil Tow’s office at Congregation B’nai Tzedek is cluttered with books, papers, a few musical instruments and a small collection of about a...