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Article mentioning Rabbi Blane’s 2016 Seder at Knickerbocker Bar and Grill in NYC

Here is a lovely article from Randee Mia Berman about her Passover journey. She includes a segment on the Seder she attended which I led at Knickerbocker Bar and Grill here in NYC 🙂 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randee-mia-berman/passover-the-odyssey-and-_b_9782240.html

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Jewish Chronicle- Jewish Denominations- On the Decline or Rise? Great Op-Ed by Rabbi Reichmann

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Mazal Tov JSLI Class 10- We are now 100 Rabbis and 2 Cantors Strong!

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Thank You- Jewish Independent- for this Great Article on our 2015 Jazz High Holidays

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Read This Amazing Article re: 2015 High Holiday Services in NYC’s The Spirit

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Check out a terrific article about our Jazz High Holiday Services 2015!

Thank you, Randee Mia Berman at the Huffington Post for this great article. Click Here. Let’s look forward to being together again next year! ‪#‎simshalom‬ ‪#‎highholidays5776‬

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Reduce our Carbon Footprint and go Meatless on Mondays!

Read all about it here: Sim Shalom Supports Meatless Mondays!

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Live Jazz High Holiday CD Released From Sim Shalom

Sim Shalom’s new CD, fuses the raw emotion of jazz and the traditional liturgy of ancient Jewish High Holiday prayer and music. Sim Shalom, the world’s first purely virtual synagogue, brings its inventive programming to the High Holidays each year with jazzed up Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. During the High Holidays, members of […]

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Jewish Spiritual Leader’s Institute ordains 9th Class of Rabbis

The Jewish Spiritual Leader’s Institute (JSLI),the Online Rabbinical School of Sim Shalom, held its ordination ceremony on Saturday evening in Delray Beach, Florida. Ten new rabbis will now begin their respective missions and service as teachers and spiritual leaders- some advancing the tenets of Jewish Universalism. Each of the ten candidates were granted semicha by […]

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Sim Shalom Announces Daniela Taitel and Heidi Raker Have Joined Its Board of Directors

Sim Shalom announces that Daniela Taitel have joined its Board of Directors. Daniela Taitel, Deputy Director of Facilities and General Administration at a NYC cultural institution and Heidi Raker, founder of Raker Goldstein, a public relations agency, bring a wealth of development, communication and programming prowess to Sim Shalom’s growing organization. Sim Shalom is an […]

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Sim Shalom’s 9th Ordination Class Shabbat Service Fri. July 10th at 7PM

Join us for a live stream of Sim Shalom’s Erev Shabbat Service featuring JSLI’s newest class of soon-to-be ordained Rabbis.

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Sell Your Hametz at Sim Shalom

Click Below to Sell Your Hametz in the new Jewish Universalist Tradition: Loading…

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Ordination Shabbat Service Tonight 7-11 @ 7 Streamed Live from Delray Beach, Florida

Join us as we welcome 8 new Rabbinical candidates and celebrate with a VERY musical Shabbat!

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Mazal Tov Rabbi Barry Altmark- Accepted into Chaplaincy Program

JSLI Ordained Rabbi Barry Altmark has been accepted into a program that will certified him as a Chaplain with the Baptist Health System in Alabama. According to Rabbi Altmark, JSLI’s accreditation is deemed as acceptable as HUC, JTS and Aleph. Mazal Tov to our colleague!

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Recent Article About Sim Shalom!

Synagogues beginning to look at engaging members by live-streaming services Where’s the story?   STEVE LUBETKIN   Christian mega-churches have recognized for years that they can reach many of their faithful through cyberspace. “Church Production” magazine noted in December that millions watched an Internet broadcast of Pope Benedict’s final day as pope, while a Florida […]

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Hanukah Jazz Concert Candle-Lighting Celebration on Weds. Dec. 4th

Join us for a “Hanukah Jazz Concert Candle-Lighting Celebration” on the last night of Hanukah!   “Sim Shalomers” in New York City and around the world are invited to join in the festivities online and also IN PERSON at Stand Up New York, the comedy club where they held recent High Holiday Services.   “It […]

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HIGH HOLIDAYS 2013- SOLD OUT!

High Holliday 2013 Sold Out

And the Reviews are in: “Sure was delightful, as usual. Its just wonderful and a congregation of smiles should make you feel job well done.” – Charlotte “Rabbi Steve, I thank you. You inspire me – you console me – you wake me up each tomorrow as a Jew.

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High Holiday 2013 Rehearsal Video

High Holliday Rehearsal Video 2013

This is what you can expect to hear at Services this year at Stand Up New York in NYC!  

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JSLI’s Newest Rabbis

JSLI Class Five

Mazal Tov to JSLI’s Fifth Class of Ordained Rabbis! July 13, 2013

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JSLI – The Jewish Spiritual Leaders’ Institute to Host Rabbinical Ordination on July 13th 2013

JSLI Hosts Rabbinical Ordination

12 Students Will Receive Their Certificate of Ordination at This Event JSLI class # 3 at their ordination ceremony in NYC! “Traditional denominations of Judaism exclude more than 50 percent of Jews who are unaffiliated or in interfaith marriages.”   New York, NY (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 – The Jewish Spiritual Leaders Institute (JSLI), led […]

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Sim Shalom, The Online Synagogue Announces Jazz High Holiday Services in NYC!

Online Synagogue Announces Services

Rabbi Steven Blane, Founder and Rabbi of Sim Shalom will be accompanied by a jazz quartet during concert-style High Holiday Services. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Rabbi Blane blowing the shofar on Rosh Hashana 2012 “Rabbi Steve, My only regret was not being in NY for Yom Kippur. The service was not only […]

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Sim Shalom Now Offers an Online Minyan

Traditional Jewish Worship

Sim Shalom, the Online Jewish Universalist Synagogue now offers an online Minyan for the Jewish and Interfaith world. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 – For those mourning a loss or who know someone ill,Ma’ariv services offer a chance to pray for healing. Upon discovering that no other synagogue offers weeknight online worship services […]

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Live From Paris

Eiffel Tour

Join Rabbi Blane on Friday May 17th at 6PM New York Time.   He will be in Paris, France and subject to finding a good internet connection (G-d willing), will lead a sweet Parisian Kabbalat Shabbat!

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Recent Article in IFR News

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Sim Shalom’s Weeknight Services Update

Last month more than 700 people joined us for Weeknight Services!!!   Kol Hakavod to my daughter Megan for organizing and leading some of the services and to all the JSLI Rabbis who have kindly contributed their tome to this worth endeavor!!!

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Passover 2013

Sim Shalom’s Form To Assume Personal Responsibility for Respecting Passover   It is a Rabbinic tradition for a Jewish home to “sell” its Hametz to their rabbi who then acts as an “agent” and sells the Hametz to a non-Jew. While Jews have for centuries relied upon Gentiles to “buy” Hametz, and to act in […]

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