Thursday, September 08, 2005

Synagogic Champ

September 15th is the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the first of the Jewish High Holidays. Leigh Lerner, the Rabbi who will be officiating at his own synagogue in Montreal, Canada, sent me a newspaper clipping: the announcement of another synagogue’s High Holiday Services for the upcoming new Jewish year, 5766. He is comparing the name of this shul to “that lake” in Massachusetts, the one with 49 characters in the name – see

The synagogue is Congregation Chevra Shaas Adath Jeshurim Hadrath Kodesh Shevet Achim Chaverim Kol Yisrael d’Beth Abraham. It’s 79 characters long – eat your heart out, Lake Webster.

Rabbi Lerner’s translation: “Congregation Talmud Study Group Congregation of Jeshurun Beauty of Holiness Dwelling Together All Israel Are Friends of the House of Abraham.” Very nice. (Alternatives welcome.)

The synagogue is at 5855 Lavoie Avenue in Montreal. If you’re going to be in the city and want to celebrate the Holy Days here, call (514) 739-2448. When you leave the synagogue, you should greet your fellow worshippers, “May you be inscribed in the Book of Life.”

1 comment:

SDK said...

"The synagogue is a 5855 Lavoie Avenue in Montreal."

improper article.
nag, nag, nag.