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Siegal Lifelong Learning’s Alanna E. Cooper writes about closed Pennsylvania synagogue’s sacred objects

Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning Alanna E. Cooper wrote about a synagogue in New Castle, Pennsylvania, which closed its doors after its congregation became too small to sustain it.

The article, titled “Saying Kaddish for a Rust Belt congregation,” traces the history of Temple Hadar Israel and the path its sacred objects took once the synagogue closed, including a Torah that survived the Nazi invasion of Poland and the following Communist regime.

Read the article on the Tablet Magazine website.