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Orthodox rabbi, Wellington

Orthodox rabbi, Wellington

Rabbi Abraham Sternfein blows the shofar (ceremonial ram's-horn trumpet) to mark Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins in September. In 1996 Polish-born Sternfein was the acting rabbi at Wellington's orthodox Jewish synagogue in Webb Street. The Wellington Hebrew Congregation began meeting in 1843.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/2655
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Paul Morris, 'Diverse religions - Jews', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 April 2024)

Story by Paul Morris, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 12 Jul 2018