Re: synagogue memorial plaques #JewishGenUpdates

Max Heffler

During the week of my father’s shiva I went to a number of local synagogues and 2 of 3 welcomed me and the 3rd denied me.


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When I raised this proposal at my synagogue, there was some resistance that it was a privacy violation.  I have encountered similar objections when photographing gravestones. In the the case of gravestones, my response is that after literally setting something in stone and displaying it in a public place, it is unreasonable to expect the information thereon to be private.  But, one could make the argument that synagogue memorial plaques are not in the same category.  Has anyone else encountered this objection, and how did you address it?

Peter Cohen


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