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Sharon Ecker with Fidel and Teddy Bear

Temple Emanu-El honors pets and animal companionship

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Sharon Ecker with Fidel and Teddy Bear

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Pixel, a longcoat Dachshund, came to be blessed.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Pixel, a longcoat Dachshund, came to be blessed.

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Jackie, Matt and Ben Buurma with Jedi.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Jackie, Matt and Ben Buurma with Jedi.

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Dog treats were available for the pups.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Dog treats were available for the pups.

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Gail Blumenthal and Susan Milman with Bam Bam.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Gail Blumenthal and Susan Milman with Bam Bam.

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Rabbi Brenner Glickman says the blessings is asking "God to watch over them (the pets) and keep them safe."

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Rabbi Brenner Glickman says the blessings is asking "God to watch over them (the pets) and keep them safe."

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Rabbi Elaine Glickman thanks everyone for coming.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Rabbi Elaine Glickman thanks everyone for coming.

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The families and their dogs gathered together as a group to hear the Jewish teachings about pet companionship.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

The families and their dogs gathered together as a group to hear the Jewish teachings about pet companionship.

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A puppy sits while the group blessing is performed.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

A puppy sits while the group blessing is performed.

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Rabbi Michael Shefrin talks about the twelve teachings in the Torah on the ethical treatment of animals.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Rabbi Michael Shefrin talks about the twelve teachings in the Torah on the ethical treatment of animals.

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Shosti poses for a photo.

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Shosti poses for a photo.

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Helene Davis and Robert Griesman brought their dogs Mia and MJ to be blessed by Rabbi Brenner Glickman.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Helene Davis and Robert Griesman brought their dogs Mia and MJ to be blessed by Rabbi Brenner Glickman.

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Each family also received a photo with their pet and the Rabbi.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Each family also received a photo with their pet and the Rabbi.

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Dr. Hal Alterman assesses Jedi's weight.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Dr. Hal Alterman assesses Jedi's weight.

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Dr. Hal Alterman wrote out certificates for the pets for being "good boys and girls."

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Dr. Hal Alterman wrote out certificates for the pets for being "good boys and girls."

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Ziggy gets blessed by Rabbi Michael Shefrin.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Ziggy gets blessed by Rabbi Michael Shefrin.

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Roxie pants as she waits for her blessing.

Monday, Jun. 4, 2018 |

Roxie pants as she waits for her blessing.

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