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2011 URJ Biennial Photo Competition

Thanks to everyone who shared their work and entered the 2011 URJ Biennial Photo Contest: Congregational Life. We received nearly 200 entries, each one of them reflecting the excitement, uniqueness, and sacredness of the synagogue community.

Congratulations to the winners, listed below.

First Place:
Tashlich So Cal Style
Laura Jucha
Temple Solel, Cardiff by the Sea, CA

1st Runner Up:
Everybody Sing
Ellen Borz
Temple Beth Ami, Rockville, MD

2nd Runner Up:
Lighting the candles
Barbara Balkin
Temple Emeth, Teaneck, NJ

3rd Runner Up:
All Alike in the Light
Robin Macklin
Congregation Beth Israel, Charlottesville, Virginia

4th Runner Up:
Wedding Havdalah
Frank Kohn
Temple B'nai Shalom in Fairfax Station, Virginia

5th Runner Up:
Morning Minyan
Davi Cheng
Congregation Beth Chayim Chadashim, Los Angles

6th Runner Up:
I Like *This* Menorah
Steven M. Isenberg
Temple Emanuel, Lowell, MA

Honorable Mentions:

Leonard Silverman
Peninsula Temple Shalom
Burlingame, CA

Sun Prayer
Phillip Katz
Emanu-El Bne Jeshurun, Milwaukee, WI

Kabbalat Shabbat
Isti Bardos
Temple Israel, Memphis, TN

Sheldon Low and Shabbat Shira
Leonard Diamond
Barnert Temple, Franklin Lakes, NJ

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