MAY 17, 2019
Mazal Tov Grade 7: Grade 7 Siyyum (Conclusion)

Our Grade 7 students will be celebrating the end of their fulfilling and meaningful academic year with their Siyyum during services on Friday, May 17 at 7:30.  Mazal tov to all these wonderful students who will lead us in prayer and inspire us.  
Mazal Tov Haley Foster

Mazal tov to Haley Foster who will become bat mitzvah May 18th at 5 pm as she ascends the bima to read from the Torah.  Haley is the daughter of Heather and Stephen Foster and wish mazal tov to them with blessings and hopes for many more joyous moments.
Mazal Tov Heimlich-Aaron Award Winner

The Heimlich-Aaron award is presented to a graduating High School senior who has been dedicated and actively involved at the temple and has written an essay describing that work.  These students are madrichim, Teen Academy attendees, and have show a commitment to the temple beyond the school. 

The Aaron Family donates $1000 every year to the most-deserving student which is used toward their college experience.  We are grateful for the Aaron family's generosity and extend our congratulations to the winner of this extraordinary award.
Pet Fair and Blessing Rescheduled
Evening Pirke Avot Class

The Adult Evening Pirke Avot Class will take place on May 22 at 7 PM.  This will be the only class this month.  Everyone is invited to learn and share during this hour of adult study.
Mazal Tov Confirmation Class

Mazal tov to our Confirmation class of 2019 and to their families.  This year we congratulate Sadie Kawut, Raina Lambert, Jack Girard and Elliot Topper for completing 10th Grade in Religious School and being important parts of the Rabbi's Teen Academy class.  The service when these students will receive their blessing and certificates will be on May 31 at 7:30 pm.  Yasher koach to all the students!
Mazal Tov, Judy Berg

On Friday, June 7th, during Shabbat Service, Judy Berg will be honored by the Union for Reform Judaism as she retires from the National Board of the URJ after 28 years of service.  
During her tenure she was a Vice-Chair, led the Commission on Outreach and Membership,  chaired the Trustees Committee, and traveled to Temple Boards as a facilitator to name just a few of her leadership positions.  Presently she is on the Board of the Commission for Social Action which is affiliated with the Religious Action Center in Washington, DC.  In this capacity she advocates for issues of social justice which you all know is her passion.  Peter Weidhorn, a past chair of the URJ will make the presentation.  It will take place at Temple Beth Miriam in Elberon during Friday evening services at 7:30 PM.  There will be a celebratory Oneg following the service. 
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