Congregation B'nai Israel

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20th Anniversary Celebration of Ira Wise at B’nai Israel

May 2, 2015 - 9:30 am - 11:00 am


On May 1 and 2, we will pay special tribute to Temple Educator Ira Wise for 20 years of committed service to our congregation and the Reform movement.

The celebration begins on Friday night, May 1 with a festive Oneg Shabbat at 5:00 and a Shabbat service with the Junior Choir and presentation to Ira of the NATE/ARJE Distinguished Education Award by Dr. Evie Levy Rotstein, Director of the New York School of Education at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.  The evening will continue with a Shabbat dinner and a discussion of Dr. Rotstein’s research, “Why is Authenticity a Critical Element for Jewish Learning?” All our welcome to the lecture and please contact Chris Rocha at to reserve your place for dinner. Dinner costs $20 and you can remit payment to the synagogue office.

On Saturday, May 2, Dr. Rotstein will join us for Torah Study, followed by a complimentary “Brunch and Learn” for all past and present Religious School teachers.

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