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Meet this small Jewish community with a cooperative, can-do attitude particular to New Zealand

In New Zealand’s capital, a scrappy synagogue with a big heart (The Forward)
Wellington is New Zealand’s capital and its second largest city, home to 405,000 people. Since the country’s founding in 1840, 38 people have served as head of government here, including three who were (at least halachically) Jewish. Yet, in 2017, there remain only two synagogues in the capital — one an Orthodox synagogue with an associated school and JCC, the other a smaller congregation with no permanent rabbi and a cooperative, can-do attitude particular to New Zealand (Sep 8)

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