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 church reaches 4,000 online worshippers weekly, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently streamed 14 hours of its general conference to 29,000 churches worldwide.   Live-streaming of Continue reading →

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 was a sellout crowd for both Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, and we think Hanukah is the perfect holiday for people to come back and rejoice with family and friends Continue reading →


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.

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

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 by Rabbi Steven Blane, will ordain its 5th rabbinical class at the Duncan Conference Center in Delray Beach, Florida on July 13th 2013. Students from around the country will attend Continue reading →

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

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 by far the most interesting and fun, but to me the most meaningful too.”   Sim Shalom’s High Holiday services will be held on Thursday September 5th (Rosh Hashanna) and Continue reading →

Sim Shalom Now Offers an Online Minyan

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 (known in Hebrew as “Ma’ariv Services”), Sim Shalom assembled volunteers- Rabbis, Rabbinical students and Laypeople to help make the project possible.   Members of the Jewish and Interfaith Community who Continue reading →

Live From Paris

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!