It is with sadness that we inform you of the passing of
Judy Menton’s mother.
The family is sitting Shiva in Maryland.
May Judy and her family find comfort
in the beautiful memories her mother bequeathed to them.
May her dear one rest in Eternal Shalom
as well as in the hearts of all those who knew her and loved her.
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"What's a Synagogue For?"
A synagogue is a beacon of Judaism in the community.
A synagogue is a reflection of your values, hopes, aspirations.
A synagogue is a place for Jews to gather for prayer,
mutual support, celebration and comfort.
A synagogue is a place to enrich your life, challenge
your assumptions and "discomfort the comfortable."
A synagogue is a place for Jews "to Kiddush,"
to sanctify and socialize together.
A synagogue is a place to learn, grow and reach higher
- for each generation.
A synagogue is a place to remember family, friends,
mentors and moments.
A synagogue is a vehicle to highten your sensitivities,
encourage your commitments and expand your horizons.
A synagogue is a place to create memories
and remember creation.
A synagogue is a place to face the One
who is called HaMakom, "The Place."
I hope you will uphold these ideals and add your own thoughts
as to what a synagogue, namely Temple Shalom, means to you.
I would enjoy hearing your responses.
Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer