We’ve been blessed with lots of mazal, nachas, and kippahs here at Congregation Beth Sholom! There were three recent bat mitzvahs in our happy shul:
1) March 21, 2015 – Talia Rachel Sadik (pink kippah)
2) March 28, 2015 – Liat Rachel Weiss (shiny gold kippah)
3) May 9, 2015 – Ellie Rebekah Spivak (purple kippah)
All girls spoke beautifully from the pulpit, after Shabbat services.
Following the phenomenal scholar in residence Shabbos with Rabbi Hammer on 4/25/15, we were once again blown away by another phenomenal scholar in residence on 5/15/15 and 5/16/15. Dr. Erica Brown spoke about “Friendship in the Book of Ruth,” “Jewish Identity in the 21st Century,” and “A Reflection on Jewish Leadership.” The lectures were both educational and fun, and left us with self-reflective homework assignments. There was certainly a buzz in the air, and the large turnout for the last lecture at Shalosh Seudos clearly indicated that her messages and presentations were well received.
The Friday night meal, during which Dr. Brown gave her first lecture, was another great Lesley Zaretsky work of art and taste!
Hope to see you at our Annual Meeting on Sunday June 7, 2015 at 9:00 am!
Jonathan S. Weissman