The Jewish Gaily Forward has been the newsletter of our congregation since the late 70’s.  Originally published monthly and mailed in a blank envelope to protect confidentiality, it was designed to provide a calendar of services, classes and events as well as to offer messages from rabbinical and lay leadership.

With the advent of a weekly email, an up-to-date website and the use of social media for publicity, it is currently published quarterly with emphasis on personal stories, recognition of sponsorships and donations as well as inspiring columns by clergy, professional staff and our president.  It is now mailed without an envelope, representing the change in acceptance of LGBT rights in our City, State and Nation.

Click on the images below to read our quarterly newsletter.

March 2024 – May 2024

December 2023-February 2024

September 2023 – December 2023


June 2023 – August 2023


March 2023 – May 2023


December 2022 – January 2023



September 2022 – November 2022



June 2022 -August 2022



March 2022- May 2022


December 2021 – February 2022


September – November 2021


June – August 2021


March – May 2021


December 2020 – February 2021


September – November 2020


June 2020-August 2020


March 2020-May 2020


January 2020-February 2020


September 2019-November 2019


June 2019-August 2019


March 2019 – May 2019


December 2018 – February 2019


September 2018 – November 2018


June 2018 – August 2018


March 2018 – May 2018


December 2017 – February 2018


September-November 2017


July-August 2017


April-June 2017


January-March 2017


September-December 2016



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Hybrid Services – In-person and on Zoom 02/2022

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