LETTERS TO THE EDITOR2019-06-27T15:12:37-04:00

The Shofar welcomes letters from readers on topics that relate to synagogue life and to articles contained within the newsletter. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. All letters must be signed, although names can be withheld from publication to protect a writer’s privacy on sensitive topics. Letters can be addressed to the shul’s info address at info@tifereth-israel.com or to mcgotr@optonline.net or sbblazer@hotmail.com. We look forward to your thoughts and comments.

From Susan Rosenstreich

For more than two decades, Thelma Novick has been the author behind Tifereth Israel’s Sunshine Cards. Her cards have delivered our thoughts on life events to those we care about.  The occasion may be happy, sad or humdrum, but for Thelma, it is always a special one. Her Sunshine system [...]

From Adrianne Greenberg

For more than 25 years, Thelma Novick has been the synagogue’s source of heartfelt messaging. Whether in times of celebration or sadness, a Sunshine Card requested by the sender, penned by Thelma, and sent to a grateful recipient always has been a welcome expression of thoughtfulness. How many of us [...]

From Miriam Gabriel

Some of my favorite times with Stanley Rubin had to do with his responses to questions about history, language, Judaism and Christianity, and North Fork families. The Pogrom at Kishinev, Archduke Ferdinand’s last words, the roots of the Cyrillic language were among the great range of topics I asked [...]

From Paula Shengold

On July 28, about 80 guests gathered at the Halyard to enjoy a delicious lunch and to learn what inspires Corky Maul, Arden Scott, Jeanne Woelker, Vivian Eyre and Lauren Grant to make their art. Many thanks to our local merchants who donated raffle prizes, and special thanks to Roberta Garris, [...]

Letter from Stephen Brumberg

Carol and I have just returned from a six-day visit to Berlin, a city heavy with memories and history. The highlight of our visit was attending Kabbalat Shabbat services at the New Synagogue, a survivor of WWII bombings. The chapel was full (about 100 people), including German Jewish students who [...]