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Synagogues in Buffalo, Ontario plan online Shabbat service

Synagogues in Buffalo, Ontario plan online Shabbat service

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A view of the sanctuary at Temple Beth Zion on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News file photo)

Temple Beth Zion, the Buffalo area’s largest synagogue, is joining with a synagogue in Ontario to host an international Shabbat service streamed over a video conferencing system.

Cantor Penny Myers of Temple Beth Zion and Rabbi Audrey Kaufman of Am Shalom Congregation in Barrie, Ont., are co-hosting the Shabbat eve service that begins at 7 p.m. Friday.

The two synagogues are responding to the Covid-19 related closing of the U.S.-Canada border with what Myers promised would be a lively Shabbat service with plenty of music.

It will be broadcast through the Zoom online meeting service. For more information visit

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