Temple unveils new place for prayers


Temple unveils new place for prayers


Date: September 23, 2009
by: The Observer Staff


Longboat Key may be a long way from Israel, but now Temple Beth Israel members can feel a little bit closer.

At Rosh Hashana services Friday, Sept. 18, Rabbi Jonathan Katz unveiled a replica of the Western Wall in Jerusalem so that members can place their prayers into the crevices of the wall. A member of Katz’s previous synagogue in Indiana made the wall, and Katz brought it with him to Longboat Key.

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