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Sukkot – Feast of the Tabernacles

Simchat Torah – Dancing with the Torah

Chanukah – The Festival of Lights

Chanukah and Christmas – Interfaith Issues

Tu B’Shevat – The Birthday of the Trees

Purim – The Feast of Queen Esther

Passover – Pesach

Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Memorial Day

Lag B’Omer and Shavuot – Feast of the Ten Commandments

Tisha B’Av – A Day of Mourning

U.S. Independence Day – July 4

Testimonials

What They Say

“We cannot thank you enough for what an absolutely breathtaking, emotional, PERFECT ceremony. I resonate with every word that you said, and my entire family feels the same way. It was so wonderful to get to know you as well, You were truly amazing. I hope we cross paths again in the future! I will carry your words with me forever.

Bride n Groom, K & J – WEDDING MAY 2018

“It was such an amazing experience. We are so happy we decided to have Will’s Bar Mitzvah in your synagogue. The service was beautiful and it was an honour to see Will read from the ancient Torah. Lunch at the Old Chestnut Tree was incredible, we are still talking about the wonderful flavours. Both Hudson and Will are fortunate to have such a wonderful experience and form lasting memories of their Bar Mitzvah.

Parents N.L. and J. D. –  BAR MITZVAH SUMMER 2019

We really want to thank you for your warmth, education, support and generosity. We loved every minute of our time in your neck of the woods. You and your community were so loving and embraced us and made our daughter’s bat mitzvah so special and an experience we will all treasure. We loved our tour of the town, our exceptional dinner celebration and the hotel staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. The trip up to your temple was beautiful and the service was absolutely perfect. We loved all the congregants that attended. Thank you again.”

R.S. and R.S. Bat Mitzvah parents – BAT MITZVAH SUMMER 2018

“Thank you so much once again for making our son’s Bar Mitzvah so wonderful, unique, warm and very special. You, your husband, your congregation and the whole town of Serrastretta were incredibly gracious and made our gang feel so at home and welcome. Really quite an unforgettable experience for all of us”

L and D. K. Bar Mitzvah parents – BAR MITZVAH SUMMER 2018

“We cannot thank you enough for what an absolutely breathtaking, emotional, PERFECT ceremony. I resonate with every word that you said, and my entire family feels the same way. It was so wonderful to get to know you as well, You were truly amazing. I hope we cross paths again in the future! I will carry your words with me forever.”

Bride n Groom, K & J –  WEDDING MAY 2018

“I can’t begin to tell you how impactful our time with you was for all of the participants … For most of the group their greatest highlight was learning from you and celebrating Shabbat together.  It was an honor to lead services with you.”

Tara A, Cantor and Tour leader – JEWISH TOUR SUMMER 2018

“I can’t begin to tell you how impactful our time with you was for all of the participants … For most of the group their greatest highlight was learning from you and celebrating Shabbat together.  It was an honor to lead services with you.”

Tara A, Cantor and Tour leader – JEWISH TOUR SUMMER 2018

“We had a lovely Bar Mitzvah. Exceeded our expectations. It was very special in so many ways. Thank you for making our Mitzvah one that we will never forget.”

D. C. Parent – BAR MITZVAH 2018

“We want to thank you very much for making this day very special for us! Everything was awesome and we will take these memories with us forever. We very much appreciate you and your family being so accommodating and understanding​…Thank you again​.”

A. S. and P.S. Bat Mitzvah parents – BAT MITZVAH SUMMER 2018

“Your tour in Lamezia Terme gave a different dimension to all your stories that were already ingrained in my memory: now I internalized them all….The Synagogue you built is a true milestone in Jewish history. You and Enrico have made Alex and I strive to be better people. Thank you so very much for an incredible day you gave us, for appearing in our lives and making us feel as part of your family. It was indeed a precious gift we will always cherish.”

Irene and Alex, Cleveland, Ohio – JEWISH TOUR OF CALABRIA 2018

“Thank you so much for the wonderful Jewish surname research report! I feel so privileged and blessed that you have been able to conduct this research for me. This gives me a lot of first answers . Thank you!”

N. D. Paris, France” – JEWISH SURNAME RESEARCH 2018

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