A new philanthropy announced it would spend $18 million during the next five years to help revitalize North American synagogues. STAR announced its plans at the end of a daylong “summit” in Chicago, where 150 Jewish leaders discussed synagogue needs. The funds will go for challenge grants, consultants, interdenominational gatherings and Internet-based professional development for rabbis.
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