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Thriving indie Jewish communities join forces to create rabbinic fellowship

BEN HARRIS | JTA News & Features | Posted: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:26 pm

NEW YORK — In the summer of 2011, Lizzi Heydemann returned to her native Chicago to establish a Jewish community loosely modeled on Ikar, the Los Angeles congregation where she had spent two years as a rabbinic intern.

She set about harvesting email addresses and putting out the word on social media. Heydemann called her community Mishkan — the Hebrew word for the mobile sanctuary built by the ancient Israelites from communal donations.

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