Mon. Jul 4th, 2022

(TIMES OF ISRAEL) – New York Jewish Week via JTA – Rabbi Benjamin Goldschmidt, who made headlines when he was abruptly fired from his position at Manhattan’s swanky Park East Synagogue, has officially launched a new congregation.

In a sermon Goldschmidt gave this past Shabbat, which he also posted to Medium on Tuesday, the rabbi announced that the name of his new congregation — which he’s starting with his wife, journalist Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt — will be “Altneu,” a portmanteau of the Yiddish words for “old” and “new.”

“The truth is, this is the closest I will ever get to feeling what it means to give birth to a child,” he wrote.

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