Free Synagogue Seats


It may be refreshing for Francine Klagsbrun (“Synagogues Should Be More Welcoming,” Opinion, Jan. 13) to learn that our Orthodox shul, the Young Israel of Stamford, Conn., has been offering “free seating” to all for the High Holidays since the synagogue’s founding in 1979.

This inclusion of Jews of all stripes to be a part of our holiday services is just one example of the regular inclusion and respect of fellow Jews from various backgrounds, which is a part of the makeup of the Jewish community here in Stamford.

Those of us who are regular attendees of weekly services respect our shul policy, by paying their annual dues accordingly.

Board Leader, Young Israel of Stamford Stamford, Conn.