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SAJ 100 Years Blog

Upcoming Event: SAJ As A Civilization — An All-Day Symposium

Join SAJ on June 12, 2022 for a keynote address and engaging panel discussions on Reconstructionism, SAJ, our history, our impact on New York and the broader Jewish community. With Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Dr. Mel Scult, Dr. Deborah Dash Moore, and many others.
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SAJ 100 Media Roundup

Read through SAJ's recent media highlights as we celebrate our 100th year anniversary.
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See @JudithKaplan1922 Stories on Instagram

In 1922, following passage of the 19th amendment and at the beginning of the Jazz Age, a NYC tween made history as the first GIRL to become bat mitzvah. Follow her remarkable story at @JudithKaplan1922! Entry: February 14, 1922 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Judith Kaplan (@judithkaplan1922) Preview Entry View this post on Instagram A post shared by Judith Kaplan (@judithkaplan1922) To see all of Judith's stories, visit: instagram.com/judithkaplan1922/ Production credits: Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project! A project of SAJ: Judaism That Stands For All Created by Moore + Associates Executive Producers:  Mik…

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Abe Clott, SAJ 100 Years Co-Chair

Reflection by Abraham Clott, SAJ 100 Years Co-Chair

Abe Clott has been an active member since joining SAJ in 1994. This is the second installment of our Reflection Series for SAJ 100 Years. If you would like to contribute to this series, please email saj100@saj.nyc. Some Early Personal SAJ MemoriesBy Abe Clott My first visit, Fall 1994:  I arrive at 9:25 for the 9:30 Shabbat morning service.  I see only two people and thought I had come to the wrong place.  Jack Levy explains he is the Ritual Committee Chair and always arrives by 9:30. Cantor Kornreich explains he is the Cantor.  Rabbi Feld joins us and the service…

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From the SAJ 100 Years Co-Chairs: A Judaism That Stands For All

100 years – a centennial.  A once in a lifetime landmark.  2022 heralds the SAJ’s completion of one century’s cycle and the beginning of the next. We are privileged to stand at this moment, and feel ourselves as living links in a human chain, hand in hand with generations who have gone before, and those who will come after.  We celebrate the vision, courage and tireless of work of so many rabbis (beginning with Mordechai Kaplan), cantors, teachers, staff, choirs, committees, congregants and friends, who have built and nurtured the synagogue and our broad, welcoming, ever questioning and dedicated community.   We…

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SAJ 100 Years Blog

Upcoming Event: SAJ As A Civilization — An All-Day Symposium

Join SAJ on June 12, 2022 for a keynote address and engaging panel discussions on Reconstructionism, SAJ, our history, our impact on New York and the broader Jewish community. With Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Dr. Mel Scult, Dr. Deborah Dash Moore, and many others.
Read more

SAJ 100 Media Roundup

Read through SAJ's recent media highlights as we celebrate our 100th year anniversary.
Read more

See @JudithKaplan1922 Stories on Instagram

In 1922, following passage of the 19th amendment and at the beginning of the Jazz Age, a NYC tween made history as the first GIRL to become bat mitzvah. Follow her remarkable story at @JudithKaplan1922! Entry: February 14, 1922 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Judith Kaplan (@judithkaplan1922) Preview Entry View this post on Instagram A post shared by Judith Kaplan (@judithkaplan1922) To see all of Judith's stories, visit: instagram.com/judithkaplan1922/ Production credits: Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project! A project of SAJ: Judaism That Stands For All Created by Moore + Associates Executive Producers:  Mik…

Read more
Abe Clott, SAJ 100 Years Co-Chair

Reflection by Abraham Clott, SAJ 100 Years Co-Chair

Abe Clott has been an active member since joining SAJ in 1994. This is the second installment of our Reflection Series for SAJ 100 Years. If you would like to contribute to this series, please email saj100@saj.nyc. Some Early Personal SAJ MemoriesBy Abe Clott My first visit, Fall 1994:  I arrive at 9:25 for the 9:30 Shabbat morning service.  I see only two people and thought I had come to the wrong place.  Jack Levy explains he is the Ritual Committee Chair and always arrives by 9:30. Cantor Kornreich explains he is the Cantor.  Rabbi Feld joins us and the service…

Read more

From the SAJ 100 Years Co-Chairs: A Judaism That Stands For All

100 years – a centennial.  A once in a lifetime landmark.  2022 heralds the SAJ’s completion of one century’s cycle and the beginning of the next. We are privileged to stand at this moment, and feel ourselves as living links in a human chain, hand in hand with generations who have gone before, and those who will come after.  We celebrate the vision, courage and tireless of work of so many rabbis (beginning with Mordechai Kaplan), cantors, teachers, staff, choirs, committees, congregants and friends, who have built and nurtured the synagogue and our broad, welcoming, ever questioning and dedicated community.   We…

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