Happy to meet new families this morning, former members of Temple Israel Dover! Had the opportunity to introduce Hebrew School parents to the temple’s library programs, and the library was instantly hopping with activity! Welcome to you all.
Thanks to the 7th grade class for putting up with all the activity during their movie time!
Temple members chatting in the Nancy Mae Shaines Library
I am honored to have had you in my life, Rabbi. Your light shone in this community as I’m sure it did throughout your former congregations. I hope that we may all continue to fan those flames with which you warmed us, so we may light the way to a future of peace and justice in your honor.
I am grateful to be starting again as Librarian at Temple Israel Portsmouth at this time, a position which you championed. Thanks to your attention and advocacy, the community has come to value our synagogue’s library as a center of knowledge, study, entertainment, and belonging, and it is a great honor for me to be part of it once again.
Thank you for adding your touch and your care, and being on my team every step of the way. I somehow have to begin this chapter without you there, without your enthusiasm, without your ideas for progress. But I do, thank G-d, have your guidance. The spirit of understanding and love you brought into this institution remains, and we on the library committee will do our best to honor your memory.
Our then new Rabbi, David Ross Senter, at his first Temple Israel Portsmouth event, July 2014