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JTown, a new suburban address for ‘doing Jewish’

, whose name evokes a dusty designationloin a Clint Eastwood Western, is attracting a steady stream of followers to its growing Jewish communal presence in Lone Tree. “We don’t have an address, which is the beauty of JTown,” says co-director Cindy Abramson. “We’re a place that’s not a place. Wherever we are together is JTown.” What sounds a bit metaphysical actually embodies a model of Jewish relationships, education, worship and social action that transcends the standard synagogue paradigm. “We don’t want to be defined by walls,” co-director Amy Becker says of the organization’s contentedly nomadic, rented framework. “We want to be defined by people. “In fact we often describe ourselves as a youth group or Hillel for adults.” JTown is lay-led, dispenses with membership dues, […]

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