COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE CONGREGANTS CAN GO HOME AGAIN
After nearly 14 months of residence at Rye Presbyterian Church, Community Synagogue of Rye is making the journey back home.
Congregants and clergy from Community Synagogue of Rye and Rye Presbyterian Church will march from the church on Milton Road to the synagogue on Forest Avenue on Sunday, September 30 at 11 a.m. as the Jewish congregation returns to its newly opened sanctuary 14 months after beginning a $6.3 million renovation project. The procession will mark the return of the Torahs, the sacred scrolls of Judaism, to the ark in CSR’s sanctuary. Joining the procession will be Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, as well as many elected dignitaries.
Food, singing and dancing will mark the community’s return. A mezuzah will be hung at the entrance of the synagogue. The Hebrew word mezuzah literally means “doorpost,” and according to tradition, it is a reminder to those who occupy the facility of the connection between God and their Jewish heritage.