Rabbi Steve Blane of Sim Shalom, the online synagogue, enjoyed the annual seder at the Knickerbocker Cafe in Greenwich Village New York. The Knickerbocker, a musical icon of the early days of the Village, has been offering a seder and festive meal for several years. Rabbi Steve Blane officiated with his ukulele and song sheets in tow for the 9th year (with two off for covid).
The room was sold out as people are anxious for a return to normalcy and the attendees sang, lit candles, searched for the aifikommen and relished in the community vibe! The same people return year after year and it feels like a family has been created in this special warm venue.
Rabbi Blane and Sim Shalom, the online synagogue, offer live High Holiday services each year at another Greenwich Village icon, the Bitter End. Rabbi Blane, a singer/songwriter himself, whose songs reflect his love of New York is thrilled to worship in these historic venues.
To learn more about weekly services and the special live events visit the website.