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In the New York Times

New York Times
Black Rabbi Reaches Out to Mainstream of His Faith

By: NIKO KOPPEL
Photo by: Sally Ryan for The New York Times
Published: March 16, 2008


CHICAGO — Having grown up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Capers C. Funnye Jr. was encouraged by his pastor to follow in his footsteps. Instead, he became a rabbi. Read More

New York Times
Obama’s Rabbi

By ZEV CHAFETS
Photo by: Alec Soth/Magnum, for The New York Times
Published: April 2, 2009

Rabbi Capers Funnye celebrated Martin Luther King Day this year in New York City at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a mainstream Reform congregation, in the company of about 700 fellow Jews — many of them black. The organizers of the event had reached out to four of New York’s Black Jewish synagogues in the hope of promoting Jewish diversity, and they weren’t disappointed.
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