Media coverage of Stephen Wise Free Synagogue has included feature articles and highlights in the many local, national and international news outlets. Below is some select coverage that highlight the synagogue.
Sapir Journal: Judaism and Zionism Are Inseparable
May 4, 2022
“The Torah establishes two foundational principles: nationhood and national territory,” writes our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch in Sapir Journal. “Loyalty to the Jewish people absent concern for all the families of the earth is a distortion of Judaism. And tikkun olam divorced from Jewish peoplehood is not Jewish universalism; it is just universalism.”
The Jerusalem Post: NYC synagogue sends delegation with humanitarian aid to Ukraine
Apr 30, 2022
When Russia invaded Ukraine, our synagogue had to act. Our mission to the Poland-Ukraine border spoke with The Jerusalem Post about our humanitarian relief efforts and the Jewish values that compelled us to help.
1010 WINS: Live Report from Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch
Apr 26, 2022
Our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch gave a live report to 1010 WINS from Poland’s border with Ukraine during our synagogue’s humanitarian mission.
WCBS Newsradio 880: Interview with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch
Apr 26, 2022
Our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch spoke with WCBS Newsradio 880 from Poland’s border with Ukraine during our synagogue’s humanitarian mission.
NY1: Interview with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch
Apr 22, 2022
Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch speaks about how Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is gearing up for a boots-on-the-ground effort to help Ukrainian refugees.
Cleveland Jewish News: Temple Israel series to focus on antisemitism, anti-Zionism
Apr 15, 2022
Our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch will lead a virtual discussion May 25 for the Akron, Ohio, Jewish community on antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiments.
Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle: From Superior to Manhattan – Wisconsin native’s journey to cantor at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue
Apr 14, 2022
Daniel Singer, a Wisconsin native, has been a cantor at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, a historic place of worship, for 16 years. His journey has taken him from growing up without Jewish community to serving a synagogue in Manhattan.
eJewishPhilanthropy: A large NYC synagogue will be visiting the Ukrainian border
Apr 8, 2022
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is doing what perhaps no other synagogue in the United States has yet done: organizing a congregational mission to Poland and the Ukrainian border to speak with refugees and observe the work of Jewish aid groups. “I felt it was important not only to write a check but to do something that would bring us into contact with suffering people,” our Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch told eJewishPhilanthropy.
TwinCities.com: A Minnesota connection to Ukraine: Bob Dylan’s paternal grandparents fled persecution in Russian Empire
Apr 3, 2022
Our Cantor Dan Singer spoke with TwinCities.com about his historical and genealogical research into Bob Dylan’s ancestry.
Times of Israel: Ancestry Unites a Symphony of Singers for Ukraine Crisis Relief
Mar 30, 2022
In his Times of Israel blog, our Cantor Dan Singer writes about how he discovered he is related to Manhattan Symphonie founder Gregory Singer, whom we’ve partnering with for a concert supporting Ukraine relief efforts.