Agunah Awareness Shabbat
Ahead of International Agunah Day on Ta'anit Esther, we dedicate this Shabbat to agunot around the world.
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Adath Israel (Hillside, NJ)
Beth Abraham (Bergenfield, NJ)
Boca Raton Synagogue (Boca Raton, FL)
Congregation Anshe Chesed (Linden, NJ)
Congregation Darchei Noam (Fair Lawn, NJ)
Congregation Keter Torah (Teaneck, NJ)
Congregation KINS (West Rodgers Park)
Congregation Netivot Shalom
Congregation Ohab Zedek (NY, NY)
Congregation Rinat Yisrael (Teaneck, NJ)
Congregation Shaarei Tefillah (newton, MA)
Congregation Sha'arei Torah (Cincinnati, OH)
Congregation Shomrei Torah (Fair Lawn, NJ)
Great Neck Synagogue (Great Neck, NY)
Hebrew Institute of Riverdale - The Bayit (Riverdale, NY)
Jewish Jewish Center of Atlantic Beach (Atlantic Beach, NY)
Lincoln Square Synagogue (New York NY)
Mount Sinai Jewish Center (Washington Heights, NY)
Shenk Shul (Washington Heights, NY)
Sixth Street Community Synagogue (Lower East, NY)
Stern College for Women
The Bach Shul (Long Beach, NY)
Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst (Cedarhurst, NY)
Young Israel of Teaneck (Teaneck, NJ)
Young Israel of Century City (Los Angeles, CA)
This is the first ever Agunah Awareness Shabbat and we hope to grow this initiative year over year. If you know of shuls or individuals who would like to participate next year, please send them our way - we would love to include as many people as we can. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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