Pages

    Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

    After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

    Read more about Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

    Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” (2004)

    Though Mel Gibson’s controversial film “The Passion of Christ” was not released in theaters until Ash Wednesday of 2003 (Feb 23), a national outcry over the film’s content began six months earlier, when leaders of Jewish congregations who had seen excerpts of the film in advance argued that it explicitly blamed Jews for the death of Jesus. Rabbis expressed particular concern over a scene (later removed by Gibson) in which the Jewish high priest Caiphas cursed the Jews, saying of the crucifixion: “His blood be on you and on all of your children.” Abraham Foxman, the director of the Anti-...

    Read more about Mel Gibson’s “The Passion” (2004)

    Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

    Abstract

    This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

    Read more about Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

    Temple Solel

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

    Phone: 480-991-7414
    Email: rabbilinder@templesolel.org
    Website: http://www.templesolel.org
    [flickr_set id="72157621818080885"]

    History

    Started by Rabbi Bell, the original congregation of roughly 150 families shared their center with a Christian Pentecostal Church. In 1979 the growing community moved to their present site (a former church), led by Rabbi Bell until his retirement in 2002...
    Read more about Temple Solel

    Hillel Jewish Center

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

    Phone: 480-967-7563
    Email: Evan.Brom@asu.edu
    Website: http://www.public.asu.edu/~hillel
    [flickr_set id="72157621942620546"]

    Overview

    The branch of Hillel on the Arizona State University (ASU) campus is connected with the international Hillel foundation intended to promote Jewish Campus life. The Tempe branch was originally established in the early 1960s but did not find a permanent...
    Read more about Hillel Jewish Center

    Temple Chai

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

    Phone: 602-971-1234
    Email: webmaster@templechai.com
    Website: http://www.templechai.com
    [flickr_set id="72157621818079393"] History Temple Chai began when a few Reform Jewish families in northeastern Phoenix and Scottsdale began to meet as a congregation in private homes. The community grew and then occupied a high school cafeteria until the group was able to rent out a store-front. Gathering funds, the group purchased rural property in... Read more about Temple Chai

    Beth El Congregation

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 February 2019.

    Phone: 602-944-3359
    Email: bethelarizona@aol.com
    Website: http://www.bethelphoenix.com
    [flickr_set id="72157621818077717"] History The Beth El Congregation was founded in 1925, when eight Jews adhering to Conservative Judaism began holding prayers in various private homes. After five years they established a synagogue (the first Conservative Synagogue in the area) in downtown Phoenix and held services there for 20 years. In 1950 the... Read more about Beth El Congregation

    B’nai Israel Temple

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 January 2006.

    Phone: 864-582-2001
    Website: http://shalom.grape.dyndns.org

    Activities and Schedule

    - Wednesday: Hebrew School 4:30-6:00 P.M.
    - Friday: Worship 7:30 P.M.
    - Saturday: Worship 9:30 A.M.
    - Sunday: Sunday School 10:00 -12:00 A.M.; Choir 11:00 A.M.

    The temple engages in a variety of activities. For example, "Tot Shabbat" is a special service in which children learn about the...

    Read more about B’nai Israel Temple

    Beth Shalom

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 November 2013.

    Phone: 406-556-0528
    Email: info@bethshalombozeman.org
    Read more about Beth Shalom

    Temple B’nai Jehudah

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 December 2012.

    Phone: 913-663-4050
    Email: info@bnaijehudah.org
    Website: http://www.bnaijehudah.org
    [flickr_set id="72157621942360654"]

    History

    The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah is the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Founded in 1870 by 25 pioneer families with only $800, it has been a Reform congregation from the start. According to the website, membership currently numbers approximately 1... Read more about Temple B’nai Jehudah

    Chabad House Center of Kansas City

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 December 2012.

    Phone: 913-649-4852
    Email: info@chabadkc.org
    Website: http://www.kansasjewish.com/

    Background

    Founded in 1970, the Chabad House Center of Kansas City offers educational and social services for Jewish youth in Kansas City. Examples of current activities are Chanukah Wonderland, holiday crafts workshops, tennis, basketball, baseball, and walking or biking on the nearby trails. Rabbis of the center are members of organizations...

    Read more about Chabad House Center of Kansas City

    Kehilath Israel Synagogue

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 November 2013.

    Phone: 913-642-1880
    Email: events@kisyn.org
    Website: http://www.kisyn.org

    The Kehilath Israel Synagogue is comprised of 650 families. In addition to Rabbi Mandl, Jeffrey A. Shron serves as the cantor, Allan I. Greenberg is the ritual director, and Sheldon Singer is the President. Important holidays such as Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur may draw as many as 1,500 people to the synagogue. According to Cantor Shron, ethnicity within the...

    Read more about Kehilath Israel Synagogue

Pages