Becoming American Jews: Temple Israel of Boston


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From its beginning in 1854 as a traditional German shul to its current status as the largest Reform synagogue in New England, Temple Israel has been an important force in Boston and American Jewish life. The congregation's ongoing efforts to adapt to changes in American society while preserving balance-between tradition and innovation, between acculturation and distinctiveness-exemplify the transformations in religious worship practices, education, and social justice that mark modern American Reform Judaism. This volume, ...