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Friday, May 29, 2015 marked the end of an era. The "old" shul, which had been our Congregation's home since 1954 (until it was closed due to flood damage in September 2012), had been sold weeks earlier, and Friday was closing day for the deal. In the days prior to May 29th, the Rabbi and several members of the congregation worked feverishly to remove plaques and other mementos commemorating more than a half-century of service to the community.
Although the chapel at the Shaar Hashomayim synagogue has served us well, and will continue to be our home for the foreseeable future, I, for one, mourn the permanent loss of the Shaarey Zedek building. Now that we have no building of our own, I wonder about our future.
In the short term, I think it's appropriate that the photo on our website, depicting the main sanctuary in the "old" shul, be replaced with something else - something that won't result in a flood of tears coming to me every time I see it.
Mazel Tov to Rivka and Rabbi Galperin
On Thursday, the Jewish community celebrated the bris of Rivka and the Rabbi's son. During the ceremony, the name of the baby, Menachem Mendel was announced. Mazel Tov to the Galperin family.
The Galperin Baby Bris
Rabbi Galperin and wife Rivka would like to inform the community that the bris for their new son will be held on Thursday, January 8th at 4:30pm. The ceremony, which is open to the public, will be held at the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue, located at 115 Giles Blvd. East. A community dinner will follow.