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How did challah become the favorite Jewish bread? It goes back to the medieval times, when in South Germany (15th century), Jews started to adopt from their neighbors this type of bread for the Sabbath and holidays.
The Temple revamped its Social Action Committee by creating pledge cards in which congregants can indicate which type of Social Action projects they are interested in doing and how often they are available.
The Temple's religious school engaged in a year long project to support Ethiopian Jewry. They sold embroidery, hosted a Ethiopian-themed Shabbat, and created a national photo exhibit.
The Temple partnered with two churches in the South Bronx in order to foster connections between the communities.
Temple Committee Against Human Trafficking brought awareness on the issue of human trafficking to the community.
“Honoring Our Own” Shabbat has three components: The rabbi speaks about Judaism and the military and honors active military members and veterans during services; pre-packaged care packages are available at the Oneg for congregants to take home and mail with their own money; and the 7th and 8th
Congregants prepare holiday gift packages for Jewish seniors. Community Contact Information: Temple Shaaray Tefila New York, NY http://www.shaaraytefilanyc.org/ Goals: Provide warmth and friendship to elderly local Jews.
Congregation and local NAACP co-sponsor annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service at synagogue. Community Contact Information: Temple B'nai Israel Oklahoma City, OK www.thetempleokc.org Goals: Celebrate the life and work of Dr.