High Holiday 2014 Testimonials


Dear Rabbi Blane-

Our family missed your service tonight because both my husband and I are sick with a bad cough.  We are however, at home watching your service online with the kids and it was unlike anything we’ve seen before.  Really terrific 🙂
We will see you in person on Kol Nidre. You (and your band) were absolutely awesome!
Happy New Year,
The Knie Family


As we Jews began our new year I would just like to express my thanks and appreciation for all the team does at Sim Shalom and JSLI.
Through two Navy deployments, and no access to a Jewish chaplain or onboard Rabbi, Sim Shalom has allowed me to virtually participate  in Shabbos and holiday services.
My Jewish mother who lives in rural North Alabama is also unable to attend synagogue. But with your online availability, she is able to enjoy our culture as Jews and have the feeling of service participation.
Best regards,


Rabbi- I was blown away by the holy force of the familiar chants when they are powered by creative jazz arrangements – alternately blazing with vitality and coolly sweet as an fresh crisp apple dipped in honey.  A unique and splendid Rosh Hashonah experience!
Nova Scotia Barbara