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5 synagogues in the US to go vegan

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Five U.S. synagogues will receive incentive and educational support” from The Synagogue Vegan Challenge, created in partnership with VegFund, the Shamayim V’Aretz Institute announced in a press release today. 

The five finalists are New York City’s Romemu (Rabbi David Ingber); Denver’s Congregation Rodef Shalom (Rabbi Rachel Kobrin); OHEL (Rabbi David Paskin) in Boca Raton, Florida; Agudath Jacob (Rabbi Ari Hart) in Skokie, Illinois; and Ohef Sholom Temple (Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg) in Norfolk, VirginiaAgudath Jacob is an Orthodox synagogue while the others are conservative, reform, or non-denominational. 

“This is about saving lives,” Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, Founder & CEO of The Shamayim V’Aretz Institute, said in a statement.

The yearlong challenge will see the synagogues serve plant-based meals and offer educational platforms to congregants. Each selected synagogue receives $5,000 in funding to help with the programming.

Read the full story from Live Kindly here.

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