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Canines abound at Congregation Anshei Israel Blessing of the Pets

Seth Windham with the lovin’ Ozzie
Rabbi Ruven Barkan with his barking beauties

All hounds were on deck Sunday for a Blessing of the Pets at Congregation Anshei Israel, led by Rabbi Robert Eisen. About two dozen dogs attended, and a half-dozen cats were blessed virtually through photographs or with stuffed stand-ins. One dog even brought her stuffed cat for blessing. The Sunday school class and attendees joined to sing a resounding rendition of “Rise and Shine Noah” while a torrential rain fell outside.










Miles Larcom with Chewy, outfitted for the special occasion