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September 24, 2013
By bethmordecai
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A YMHA, A Temple, A Shul…A Home (February and March 2013)

During many of my visits to longtime members of our community, there is one refrain that appears over and over again in describing the Jewish community of Perth Amboy: “Our lives revolved around the Y, the Temple, and the Shul.” In the biography of our Jewish community, these three centers of Jewish life referred to separate institutions. Yet as we enter into a period of Jewish renewal with only one institution remaining, the steadfast and eternal values embedded within these three centers remain constant. Whether we view Beth Mordecai more as a “Y,” as a “Temple,” or as a “Shul”, it takes all of them put together to create a Home.   A “Y” The[...]

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