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CRT Social Action at the Tobin School
Thanks to our temple team at the 9th Annual Tobin School Clean-Up for their work cleaning and planting on May 20 in Mission Hill. Led by Tannus Schlam and Larry Peters, our enthusiastic volunteers enhanced the outdoor spaces for the school and local community, participating in this meaningful and fun day of Tikkun Olam.
Gantze Apple: A Weekend in Jewish New York
As part of our learning experience our touring at Torah programs provide our members a chance to learn and visit one city within the US and one trip abroad. Our trips this year are New York City and Spain. The last weekend of April our congregation traveled for the Gantze Apple: A Weekend in Jewish New York. Members Shelly Cohen and Dr. Joseph Zibrak provide their reflections below.
Photos: top left, CRT at the Statue of Liberty; top right, Ellis Island where many of our ancestors first arrived in the USA, bottom left, CRT at the Eldridge Street Synagogue, bottom right, Our tour guide telling us about Shearith Israel, oldest Jewish congregation in the USA.