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  • Despite lawsuit by former president, Modern Orthodox Shul hires Chabad Rabbi [UPDATE - VIDEO]

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 23, 2011 | 4:09 pm

    On Dec. 19, at a closed-door meeting in Congregation Shaarei Tefila’s social hall, about 60 of the Modern Orthodox synagogue’s current members voted to hire Rabbi Moshe Kesselman to lead the shul.

    Kesselman has been serving as Shaarei Tefila’s rabbi on a month-to-month basis...

  • Synagogue dispute heads to court

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 12, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The trouble at Shaarei Tefila, one of Los Angeles’ oldest Modern Orthodox synagogues, began in 2008 with a disagreement over whether one member’s brother should be allowed to be called up to the Torah. Over the last three years, however, that dispute led to a competition between...