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Mahalo to Rabbi David Glickman

05/01/2019 12:24:17 PM

May1

Ellyn Mortimer

Mahalo Rabbi, for all of your gifts of dedication, time, scholarship, leadership, dedication, fundraising, sacrifice, friendship, community, dedication, and too many other nouns ...did I mention dedication? Rabbi, look what you created, and nurtured, and grew! Mahalo.. 

Today is our first day without a Rabbi at Beit Shalom. It takes me back to when I first moved here, and we had lay-leaders conduct our holiest services, our lifecycle events, and everything in between. Is this an ideal situation for us? No, and yet, this is where we are- for now.

We are so fortunate to have Sam Shnider agree to be our Spiritual Director while we conduct a search for our next Rabbi. He has been working with Rabbi Glickman to make this transition as smooth as possible for the congregation and the greater Jewish community. We will continue to have services and celebrate holidays and have classes and anything else our community and congregation wants. 

Rabbi Glickman started this amazing synagogue (with lots of help) and he has tirelessly fought for its survival. Making sure that we never charged for services, anyone who wants to be a member should be a member, no matter your level of Judaism- you will be accepted... all these gifts will be maintained. We will take his legacy and nurture it and grow it... and he's not going away- he has a lifetime membership! 

The current board will continue to fight for the survival of Beit Shalom, and we invite you all to join us in a way that is meaningful to you. We wish Rabbi Glickman good health as he recovers on Maui, some time to enjoy all the wonders of Maui that he gave up when he became our leader, and great success in whatever he chooses to do next. 

Sat, July 20 2019 17 Tammuz 5779