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(10/27/2006)
Animal Magnetism
Carolyn Slutsky
Photos by Susan Woog Wagner

In celebration of the reading of the Torah portion of Noah, last Saturday members of Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains held their first annual “Best in Shul” dog show. Cantor Mo Glazman served as emcee, and more than 40 dogs showed up to compete in such events as the “Canine-a-Hora,” “Chihuahua’s Tchatchke” and “Chai Jump.” Dog owners vied to see who most resembled their dogs in the “Share-a-Punim” event, and yarmulkes were in abundance on puppy pates.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for us to be aware of the creatures we nourish and that nourish us,” said Cantor Glazman. “It’s important to celebrate animals and our environment in honor of Parshat Noach.”

Plus, it made a great opportunity for one lucky 13-year-old dog to celebrate his Bark Mitzvah with a large group of furry friends.



 

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