Sympathy – July 2015

… to the family of James Lawrence “Jim” Berk II, 54. of Brentwood, who died on May 14. He was born on August 2, 1960 to the late Dr. James and Mrs. Cheryl Miller Berk in Akron, Ohio. After earning his B.A. from Yale University, Mr. Berk received his MBA from Duke Fuqua School of

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Breaking News

West End Synagogue will conduct same-sex marriages

West End Synagogue announced this month that it will begin conducting same-sex wedding ceremonies.             In a letter on the synagogue’s website, Rabbi Joshua Kullock said the decision came following a “deliberate process” in which he consulted with members of the congregation and determined that “a vast majority of our congregation is ready to move forward”

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Rami Shapiro will lead The Temple’s annual Taste of Judaism lecture series

The Temple this month will hold its annual Taste of Judaism, a three-part lecture series in that offers individuals, whether Jewish or not, an opportunity to learn or re-learn about Jewish practices, customs and beliefs. The guest lecturer will be Rabbi Rami Shapiro, an award winning author, poet, essayist, and educator. The series will cover

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