President’s Message

Aug 2016 The Arc – (Nussbaum)

It’s been a fun, busy summer here at Temple Beth Torah. Brotherhood sponsored a trip to a Long Island Duck’s game. Thank you to David Pinkowitz and Alan Kreit for making it happen. We also had a fabulous, if a bit wet day raising money for Sunrise Day Camp with our friends at South Huntington Jewish Center. A tremendous thanks to Andy Sherman and the rest of his committee for not only pulling off another great outing and raising money for such a great cause, but for also strengthening our bonds of friendship with our neighbors at SHJC. Special thanks are due to Daryn Perry for running a successful blood drive to help fill New York’s depleted banks. A standing ovation to Sheryl and David Haber who once again opened up their barn for the annual Haberfest which was an incredibly memorable night. Sisterhood had a gorgeous day to enjoy their pool party which was graciously hosted by Jill Hochheiser in her beautiful backyard, Karen Tenenbaum hosted a wonderful Women’s Retreat. We also had the special treat of praying with Cantor Appelbaum as she led Friday Night Services while Rabbi Moskowitz was studying in Israel. While we are so fortunate to have a Rabbi who always inspires and challenges us, we were so incredibly lucky to see another brilliant side of Cantor Appelbaum as she spoke so eloquently about tolerance and patience.

Summer isn’t over yet. There are still plenty of opportunities to make us a part of your summer. Rabbi Moskowitz is back from Israel and we are all excited to hear about her trip. Come study with her at her Tangents class, or enjoy the mental and physical spirituality of her Yoga class. We are thrilled to welcome Rabbi Wiesenberg back from maternity leave, as she is already working closely with Jodi Mishkin to give our kids another exciting year filled with new programs, many that came from brainstorming with the parents. The office is also working hard getting ready for the High Holidays. Please return your ticket requests promptly, so we can plan properly.

As you can see, there is no summer break at TBT. Even Pikachu has stopped by as TBT is excited to be a Pokémon Go PokeStop! Join us! Come be a part of the TBT experience. Whether worshiping, learning, raising money for special causes, or just having fun with your TBT family, I guarantee you will find a warmth and joy here that fills up your heart.

Rich Nussbaum