The summer is flying by. We have had the pleasure of having Rabbi Susan Elkodsi serve again as our spiritual leader. Her melodies and Torah interpretations have brought renewed appreciation to the services. She has taken a full time position in Malverne, N.Y. and will not be with us for the holidays. We wish her much happiness.
Rabbi Neal Loevinger will be leading Shabbat services on Labor Day weekend and for the High Holidays. Rabbi Neal is currently the Director of Spiritual Care Services, Vassar Brothers Medical Center. You can find out more about him on his website.
Shabbat services, typically followed by our ‘Fabulous Kiddush’ and socializing, have been attracting folks from in and around the area. A special thanks to our volunteers and attendees, particularly Cindy Shechter, Gerry Solomon and Len Zimmerman who help to create a truly unique and meaningful Beth-El experience. Member sponsorship of the Kiddush /Luncheons has allowed expansion of this popular schmooze to new and delicious heights. These weekly Shabbat services are needed for the shul to remain vital, and for us to ‘be there’ for our neighbors when needed! Just a few Shabbatot remain this summer, so plan on joining us.
At our annual congregation meeting, all officers were re-elected: Larry Seitelman, President and Ira Shechter as Vice President, secretary Henne Altman and treasurer Mary-Ellen Seitelman. We are still working on improving handicapped access, new seat cushions, synagogue windows, and other items.
The 5th annual Shabbat Dinner was a huge success. Just over 30 people came together for food, schmoozing and services, making for a wonderful Shabbat. Many thanks to all of our volunteers.
We look forward to observing Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with all of you. The entire board extends its warmest wishes to you and your family for a very happy and healthy New Year.
Larry Seitelman, President