Rabbi Paul Kipnes (Congregation Or Ami) and Rabbi Joshua Aaronson (Temple Judea) have engaged in a spirited rivalry over Super Bowl LII between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. Winning Rabbi gets bragging rights, and some delicious delicacies for their synagogue’s oneg, and the loser donates tzedakah to URJ Camp Newman‘s #NewmanStrong fund.
The New York Jewish Week featured an article on Rooting Rabbis Up Super Bowl Ante.
Watch the rivalry unfold in Facebook videos
Rabbi Aaronson throws down a challenge – Soft Pretzel oneg if Eagles win
Rabbi Kipnes responds – Dunkin Donuts oneg when Patriots win
Rabbi Kipnes ups the ante – tzedakah for URJ Camp Newman
Rabbi Aaronson accepts the tzedakah challenge – and more