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  • Study: Conservative shuls spend on operations at expense of engagement

    November 30, 2015 | 1:44 pm

    Conservative Jewish synagogues are focused more on operations than youth engagement, and are more than twice as likely to have a cantor than an associate rabbi, a new survey of synagogue staffing found.

    About 50 percent of Conservative synagogues employ a youth director, but in...

  • “Pups” Have Nose for Terror

    By Tom Tugend

    September 19, 2002 | 7:59 pm

    "Our standards are so high that only one in 1,000 qualify," Mike Herstik said. "Those accepted get their college education here and then go to Israel for graduate work."

    Herstik is not the admissions officer at an Ivy League university, but carries the title of director of canine...