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Newton temple jazzes up Shabbat services – and rocks out, too

When congregants at Temple Beth Avodah in Newton say their synagogue rocks, they’re not just using a figure of speech. In keeping with a long tradition in Reform synagogues utilizing contemporary style music in its Shabbat services, the 60-year-old Newton temple has members tapping their toes in rhythm to the soft sounds of jazz and the rhythmic beats of rock. When Rabbi Keith Stern, 69, closes his eyes and sings

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