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  • Mogen David: A Sephardi, Ashkenazi and Orthodox future?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 28, 2013 | 7:44 am

    On a recent Saturday morning, at Congregation Mogen David’s Ashkenazic Shabbat service, a blond-haired girl in a shimmery pink sundress tugged at the fringes of a man’s tallit (prayer shawl). The tallit belonged to Alex Katz, and he tried to ignore her entreaties as he led 90...

  • A Shul Torn Apart

    By Julie G Fax

    November 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Judging from the row of strollers parked in the foyer, the faces young and old who came to hear the young rabbi at the pulpit and the number of classes and programs on the calendar, it was hard to know that Congregation Mogen David's attempt to rejuvenate itself was about to go...

  • Hoop Dreams Do Come True

    By Michael Aushenker

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Gabriel Elias vividly remembers his frustration as a teenager not being able to participate in intramural sports because games fell on Shabbat.

    As the spiritual leader of the Hillcrest-area Congregation Mogen David tells The Journal, "I swore to myself that I would give the...