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Spokane Church Vandalized after Displaying Pro-Israel Sign

Plymouth Congregational Church found itself a victim of hate’s crossfire on Wednesday (Jan. 24) when their welcome sign, which read “GOD BLESS ISRAEL,” was vandalized with an expletive followed by “Zionism” in orange spray paint

Spokane’s Jewish Congregations to Commemorate Hope and Light during Their Chanukah Celebrations

Chanukah brings light into the darkness and hope in times of despair. At least that’s what the Jewish congregations in Spokane County will demonstrate with their celebrations on Dec. 10.

Jewish Documentary on Addiction to Hold Free Public Screening in Spokane

The Spokane Area Jewish Family Services and Temple Beth Shalom will present a free public screening of an award-winning Jewish documentary Nov. 4, from 6-10 p.m., that chronicles addiction and spreads a message of recovery.

Spokane Rabbi Laments Destruction in Israel Amidst Hamas Attack, Calls for Local Support

Rabbi of Chabad of Spokane County and Temple Beth Shalom react to the Hamas attack on Israel.

Temple Beth Shalom Discusses Judaism & Trans Identity in Hot Topics Program

“Judaism and Trans Identity” provided attending community members a chance for deeper insights into the controversy over transgender identity in the U.S. — a controversy that has sparked a record number of anti-LGBTQ+ bills across the country.

This Week Rabbi & Biblical Scholar to Address Roots of & Response to Antisemitism

Two Moscow churches and a campus ministry at the University of Idaho will sponsor a virtual panel discussion Wednesday, May 19, on the Christian roots of antisemitism and the ways in which all people of faith can respond to it.

Defying the New Nazis

In the days following the vandalism there was considerable teeth gnashing in Spokane, the usual “this is not us,” or “hopes and prayers,” and so on. But I doubt there is a Jew in our community who was surprised by the vandalism – or found much comfort in the expressions of sympathy and concern.

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