Brit Braja, first virtual synagogue conducting services in Spanish, Portuguese

Posted on June 19, 2014 • Filed under: Culture, Religion, Social Issues reported…Local fans of Hadassah Magazine will see a familiar face when they thumb through the current issue. Rabbi Jacques Cukierkorn and his Brit Braja Worldwide Jewish Outreach are featured in the summer edition of the international magazine.

According to its website, Brit Braja is the first virtual synagogue to conduct services in Spanish and Portuguese in the world. Also known as BBWJO, it is dedicated to solving “one of the greatest problems of modern Judaism: We are disappearing!”

Brit Braja, Rabbi Cukierkorn explained, means covenant of blessing. He formed it in 2012 and the IRS granted it 501(c)3 status retroactive to 2013. That means donations made to the organization in 2013 or later are tax deductible. Read Article

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