Temple Beth El

Executive Director’s Message

Dear Friends,

As I write this the High Holy Days are exactly one week away, it is a very busy time at all Temples and in all kitchens.

Before I talk about the holidays, I want to say thank you to all our members who participated in the summer services on Friday nights. David Lowitz, Aliza Gerstein, David Goldbas, Bob Hammond, Michael and Lois Silverman, Larry Marks, Ann and Norman Siegel, Bozhena Samoshuk, and Irwin Rosen.

Whether they led the prayers or delivered a sermon, everyone did a wonderful job and I appreciated the time and effort put into preparing for the services.

As we welcome our New Year we look forward to again welcoming Cantor Larry Fader to lead our services, as well as Elliot and Adele Rabin and their family. Elliot does a large part of the Rosh Hashanah service.

I would like to welcome Rabbi Peter Schaktman to Utica and a new friend to Temple Beth El. It is a pleasure to see his smiling face, we wish him a wonderful year.

As summer comes to a close we have our New Year to look forward to. It is with joy, hope and reference that we share the honor of again being together to pray, give special thought to making the coming year healthy, happy and hopefully better. To all who read this message the very best wishes for 5778.

L'Shanah Tova Umtukah

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