"My kid didn't have school today, but he still wanted to go to Hebrew School. He really enjoys it." Beth Liebeman, member
"Kids learn--and they retain what they learn. My older boys still feel connected to it." April Feffer, parent of four former Hebrew School students, former Board member
"It's a demographic smorgasbord, and the different segments of the community all get along well. People don't judge you, and they know that you will accept them." April Feffer, member, attorney and full-time parent
"At the heart of everything, the rabbi brings a sense of direction and religious passion. To me, it's a good place for Jews to come together and grow as Jews." Freema Gottlieb, author, member
"Community is extremely important. You can't be Jewish as an individual. If you're not in the community you just miss a whole aspect." Susan Blakeley, retired data administrator, long standing member
"It's what I was looking for--a traditional Jewish synagogue in Tribeca. It's in a beautiful building. Rabbi Jonathan Glass offers real Shabbat and Yom Tov minyanim, Hebrew School, and adult education and there's always something new happening. Steve Reich, composer, musician & member
"When my husband was seriously ill, the Synagogue was there for us. He felt all the friendship and support & it meant a lot for him, my son, and me." Toby Turkel, Executive Vice-President, teacher, advocate for the arts
"It's always on my mind. It's like another child for me. I've become very synagogue-centered & I want to see it thrive and serve the community. I approach it like a work of art." Toby Turkel, Executive Vice President
"Sometimes at the Kiddush I'm talking to someone in French, and they are talking across the room to someone in Hebrew, and elsewhere in the room I can hear other languages, and we're all enjoying ourselves." Izaak Zenou, designer and artist, member
"I started coming regularly to say Kaddish for my aunt, who had no children. I didn't know any Hebrew. The Rabbi was very welcoming. I questioned at that time whether I could really belong here. Nine years later, I'm no longer asking." Dolores Wine, Vice President, member, resident "foodie"
"The Synagogue is fertile ground. It's easy to get involved." Chris Nechama Fasano, clinical research manager, member
"The congregation really values its complete independence. It gives us vital flexibility." Long-time member
"It's a special shul. The people are interesting, talented, very unpretentious, warm and they act like menschen. Jews of all backgrounds are welcome." Freema Gottleib, author, teacher of Midrash & bible, member
"I want a Hebrew School that will give my child the ability to actively participate in services, and Synagogue for the Arts does that. It gives my kids a solid basis of Jewish understanding." Perry Parker, member & Parent of two former Hebrew School students, lawyer
"My synagogue is fertile ground where anyone can make a difference." Toby Turkel, member
"It's always come as you are & very comfortable" Connie Orenstein, member
"This minyan and Rabbi Glass were there for me in my hour of need when my father died and I had no one to turn to. It began my return to Judaism. Eventually I became president of the shul." Robert J. Sidi, Esq., member and past president
"The fellowship is important. We sit around; viewpoints are expounded and hashed out. It compensates for the isolation of electronic life." Howard Feldman, lawyer, member
"You can come and walk in anytime; you don't have to know anyone. Have breakfast and daven, too." Allan Englander, computer consultant, member
"The first time I entered the Synagogue, I felt I was coming home" Ron Rifkin, Actor
"I could never have imaged that I would find a home in an orthodox synagogue." Stephanie Aaron, graphic designer, member
"I could never have imagined that I would find a home in an orthodox synagogue." Stephanie Aaron, graphic designer, member
"My husband is very involved in services. I come to be part of a community. It's the most eclectic group of people. I think the Synagogue functions as a really authentic community center." Jennifer Press, member, therapist
"I discovered a veritable potpourri of ethnic backgrounds, belying the stereotype of a Jewish congregation." April Feffer, member
"I have tried to stay behind the scenes and make this shul about the people and not a personality." Jonathan Glass - Rabbi, friend, mentor, spritual leader
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