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August 30th, 2020 Service - Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein


As you should already know, our twelve-week seasonal Sunday Worship Service Program for 2020 (June 21st through September 6th), is currently suspended until further notice do to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  


This Sunday, August 30th, our service was to be celebrated with Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein, Congregation Shir Shalom, Williamsville, NY.  


Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein came to Buffalo in the Fall of 2008 to serve as the rabbi of Temple Sinai, now called Congregation Shir Shalom.  He brings warmth, creativity, and compassion to the role of synagogue rabbi.  A trained chaplain and gifted teacher, he is actively engaged in all aspects of communal life, from helping people with their everyday struggles, to intricate details of synagogue governance.

Rabbi Alex is a respected leader in the Buffalo area, serving on many local boards including: the Buffalo Board of Rabbis, the Network of Religious Communities, Jewish Family Services, the Bureau of Jewish Education, Jewish Community Center, and the Coalition of Economic Justice.  He has served as president of the Network of Religious Communities.  He is also on the national board of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association out of Wyncote, Pennsylvania.  He works with leaders of all faiths, to improve the quality of life in Western New York and beyond.

A 2004 graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College he also holds Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the Jewish Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelors degree from Columbia University.  Before coming to Buffalo he served as rabbi of Temple B´nai Abraham in Bordentown, New Jersey, and directed the Community Partnership Program for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

He currently resides in Amherst, with his wife Ashirah, and three young children, Jarah, Boaz, and Noam.


Rabbi Alex has graciously prepared a 'special service' to be live streamed and captured on video for the Friends of the Holloway Memorial Chapel to view virtually in their home as we are all practicing social distancing and cannot meet in person.


The live service is scheduled to broadcast on Sunday, 30 August, at 10:00 am, afterwhich it will be available on their Youtube Channel for viewing at your leisure.


Thank you so much Rabbi Alex Lazarus-Klein!