â€œ. . . to do justice, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.â€? Micah 6:8
A Retirement Tribute to Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky Temple Beth Torah
June 1, 2013
Message from the Co-Chairs of the Rabbi Pinsky Retirement Tribute Committee When we were asked to co-chair Rabbi Pinsky's Retirement Tribute Committee, we were both honored to be chosen. We knew the importance of giving Rabbi Pinsky a farewell befitting his loyal and dedicated service. We realized that we shared a common goal, to ensure that Rabbi Pinsky would have the special weekend he so deserves. It didn't take long for us to develop a wonderful friendship making it such a pleasure to plan these events together. Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to get to know Rabbi Pinsky and his wife Lisa on a deeper level and that has been a blessing. One of the things that we have enjoyed the most is reading the tributes to Rabbi Pinsky as they came in from all over the country. It is clear that he has walked life's path with all of us. We want to personally thank each and every one of you for sharing your kind words and for giving so generously to the Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky Tribute Fund. Rabbi Pinsky once said "A rabbi's world is his or her people. . ." He has given much of his strength, wisdom and love to so many people. It is evident that Rabbi Pinsky's world will continue after his retirement. We would also like to share our thanks with our hard working committee who put in many hours and ideas to make this weekend possible. This eventful weekend would not have happened without you. Thank you Amy Bergman, Cheryl Cordes, Ian Cordes, Rich Lebowitz, Louise Marks, Lorena Powell, Marcia Weber and Janna Zaidspiner. This letter would be remiss without thanking Lois Pesaturo and Beth Tanner for all of their help and support in planning this special tribute to Rabbi Pinsky. Lastly, we want to thank the entire Congregation of Temple Beth Torah for supporting us in this once in a lifetime happening. Rabbi Pinsky, may your retirement be all you want it to be. Please never forget you belong to a family of families. B'Shalom Mandy Rubenstein
Our Rabbi – Stephen H. Pinsky – was born in New York City and grew up in the Riverdale
Throughout his career, Rabbi Pinsky has been active in local and national activities, has an
section of the Bronx., graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went on to earn a
extensive history of commitment to both Jews and Christians and has been the recipient of
Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster,
numerous awards for his dedication to the community at large. While serving as the UAHC Regional
Pennsylvania. He was ordained a “Rabbi in Israel” in 1971 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
Director in St. Louis, Rabbi Pinsky continued his work in community outreach by serving as Vice-
Institute of Religion in New York and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity by his alma-mater
President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Jewish Congress, Secretary of the St. Louis
in 1996. Rabbi Pinsky began his rabbinic career as the Assistant and then the Associate Rabbi of
Rabbinic Association and President of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, the largest
Temple Beth-El in Great Neck, New York. Five years later, he was named Rabbi of Temple Sinai of
interfaith organization in Missouri. He also served on the Boards of the St. Louis Jewish Federation
Bergen County located in Tenafly, New Jersey. In July 1981, Rabbi Pinsky was invited to become
and its Jewish Community Relations Council.
the Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel, Minnesota’s largest congregation, with a membership of over
In July of 1996, Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky became the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Torah
two thousand households. He was elected Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in 1986 and remained in
in Wellington, Florida – a Reform congregation serving the western communities of Palm Beach
that position until 1991 when he was named Regional Director of the Midwest Council of the Union
County – and he was installed in his new position by Rabbi Schindler. During his seventeen years of
of American Hebrew Congregations – now known as the Union for Reform Judaism – by the late
leadership, Temple Beth Torah has more than doubled in size growing from two hundred to over
Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler. In that capacity, he maintained contact with sixty-five congregations
four hundred fifty families. As the result of his dedication and caring, the congregation has become
in the Union’s Midwest Region stretching from Knoxville, Tennessee in the East to Grand Junction,
a premier congregation in South Florida and has served as a model for other “mid-sized”
Colorado and Casper, Wyoming in the West traveling widely from his office in St. Louis, Missouri.
synagogues throughout the nation. It serves as an example of how a congregation can continue to
During his tenure in Minneapolis, Rabbi Pinsky was part of a national movement dedicated
grow yet remain committed to the spiritual, cultural and educational needs of its members. In Rabbi
to moving Reform worship toward a more traditional style including a wider use of Hebrew in the
Pinsky’s own words: “Temple Beth Torah is a congregation to which people come to heighten their
liturgy, a greater emphasis on ritual as well as an increase in the depth and breadth of Jewish
joys and soften their sorrows. It is a mishpachat mishpachot – a family of families – committed to
education for young people and adults. In the larger Minnesota community, Rabbi Pinsky was
the values and traditions of our Reform movement and to its mission of reaching out to members
appointed to a committee by the late Governor Rudy Perpich whose purpose was to establish an
and its community l’dor va’dor – from generation to generation.”
institution which would serve the humanitarian needs of its citizens. Along with the Presidents of the
While serving the spiritual and pastoral needs of Temple Beth Torah’s growing membership,
University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic, the Dean of the University of Minnesota’s Law School
Rabbi Pinsky continued his passion for interfaith dialogue and cooperation. He served for nine years
and other state notables, Rabbi Pinsky helped establish the Center for the Victims of Torture which
as Co-Chair of the Interfaith Clergy Council of the Palm Beaches along with Sister Roberta Popara.
he later served as Co-Chair of its Board. The Center is now internationally recognized as a premier
He also served as President of the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis, on the Executive
institution for serving the needs of a growing population of torture victims in the United States and
Committee of the of the Jewish Community Relations Council and has served on the boards of the
Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and Planned Parenthood of Palm Beach
Rabbi Pinsky also served as State Chair of the Midwest Rhodes Scholarship Committee and on the boards of such diverse institutions as the Park-Nicollet Medical Foundation, the National
County. According to The Palm Beach Post, Rabbi Pinsky is considered to be “…one of the charismatic preachers of Palm Beach County.”
Conference of Christians and Jews, the Bishop Preuss Leadership Award of the Evangelical
Rabbi Pinsky resides in Wellington with his wife, Lisa, who recently retired after sixteen
Lutheran Church in America, the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota, Planned Parenthood of
years of service as Assistant Principal of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy in West Palm Beach.
Minnesota and the famed Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis. In addition, Rabbi Pinsky
They are the proud parents of two grown children. Their son, Seth, currently serves as President of
served as a member of the Joint Rabbinic Placement Commission of the Central Conference of
the New York City Economic Development Commission and his daughter-in-law, Angela, is the
American Rabbis and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and two separate terms on the
Executive Vice-President of the Real Estate Board of New York. They live in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Joint Commission on Synagogue Music of the Reform Movement. One of his most significant
along with their son Theo who was born last Thanksgiving morning. Their daughter, Kira, and her
accomplishments was helping to develop the Interfaith Circles program which was created to foster
husband, Seth Blakeley, live in Fort Collins, Colorado with their two daughters Ella, who is eight
Christian Jewish dialogue which is still in use nationwide.
years old, and Sasha, who is five years old.
Thank you for your wisdom, sense of humor, ability to make each of us feel special and your dedication to Temple Beth Torah and the Jewish community.
To everything there is a season, and a purpose under the sun … … May this new chapter in you and Lisa’s lives, bring to you peace in heart, mind and soul,
We wish you, Lisa and your beautiful family health and happiness.
and memories to last a lifetime. It has been our pleasure to have you for our spiritual leader.
All our love, Scott, Mandy, Matthew & Andrew Rubenstein
Fondly, Barbara and Art
God directs our paths in life, the places we will go, the many ways our lives are changed by everyone we know... ...and sometimes He provides for us a very special friend whose love and understanding know no limit, know no end. Thank you for being a wonderful Rabbi, Person, and FRIEND!!! We could NEVER thank you enough for EVERYTHING you have done for our family and for my parents Murray and Beatrice Weinstein when they were ill and eventually passed away.
Thanks for the memories !!! The Steinberg Family Seth, Elizabeth, Lauren, Andrew, & Allyson
We love you and will miss you dearly as our Rabbiâ€Ś Love, The Dimaiwat Family Edcel, Julie, Hannah, and Joshua
Rabbi, Joshua , Steven, Rebecca and Irene and Joel wish you all of the best as
you begin the next phase of your life.
For the comfort, spiritual guidance and help that you have rendered to the Newman Family, we wish you the best in your
retirement. You have been a rock and pillar You have been a great source of
of the temple.
inspiration & peace to our family. L. Mark Newman and Warmest Regards & Love,
the LM Newman Family Foundation
The Levine Family
To our dear friend Rabbi Stephen Pinsky, How can we Thank you for you many years
To my wonderful old friend and great
been immeasurably enriched by your
May your well deserved retirement be filled
of guidance and friendship? Our lives have leadership. You and Lisa will always be
special members of our family. May you be blessed with good health, vitality and fulfillment in your next chapter. With Love and Admiration, The Children and Grandchildren and Great Grandchild of Rose and Marshall
Rabbi with joy and with good deeds for which you are well known. I wish you and Lisa all that retired life brings to a man and woman of such esteem. Love, Richard Wolfman
To a wonderful Rabbi and an old and dear friend May your retirement be as fruitful and
rewarding as your Rabbinate Stuart and Marian Gertman
Mazel Tov on the completion of one chapter and beginning of the next one! We could not be more proud of you and all your accomplishments. We are sorry for
Temple Beth Torahâ€™s loss, but thrilled that we will now get more of your time With Love and Affection, Your Family (Seth, Angela, Theo, Kira, Seth, Ella, Sasha and Kava)
Rabbi Steven and Lisa,
Tribute to Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky:
Best wishes for a happy healthy and long
I have known Rabbi Pinsky ever since he was
retirement for both of you. We are honored to call you our friends and will always treasure our relationship. With our love, Former Mayor Tom and Regis Wenham
the Regional Director and I was the
President of the Midwest Region of the
UAHC. Naturally we had many problems to solve. Naturally we solved them magnificently well. Frequently there are some disagreements between a Rabbiâ€™s leadership and the
Reform leadership, but Rabbi Pinsky was a
healer of spirit and spread love wherever he
went. I know that he will continue to do thisâ€” and more power to him! Paul Uhlmann, Jr.
Lisa and Stephen: It is not the place that honors the person but the person that honors the place. (Talmud Taâ€™anit 21b)
You were among the first persons we met in Wellington when we were looking for a community. You helped us conclude that Wellington was the place for us and the rest is historyâ€Ś
Yasher Koach on your years of service to our
congregation, our community and our movement. You
In honor of our 25th wedding anniversary Andrew Schlein & Debra Weinstein
have brought honor to this place with your caring, loving relationship with us all and it is our turn to honor you. May your lives continue to be blessed with good health and good fortune. We are all blessed to have arrived at this day together.
Thank you for your friendship, your guidance, your encouragement and your leadership. With great affection, Earlene, Eric, Sara and Philip Bakerman
From the Kaplan Family Originally from Great Neck, now from
Fairfax, VA, Buffalo, NY, Norwich, VT, Glen Ridge, NJ, Summit, NJ and Columbia, SC
3 Bar Mitzvahs, 2 Weddings and a lot of love and guidance over the years.
Lucian & Florica Ieremia
With much love, gratitude and best wishes to Rabbi Steve and Lisa Saul & Susan, Bob & Jean, Aaron & Deb, Dan & Amy, Matt & Kim, Gene & Elena
Thank you for seventeen wonderful years of spiritual leadership from the Temple Beth Torah Officers & Board of Trustees
2013 Officers President
Trustees Alisa Adler
Fran Lerner Z”L
From Preschool to Bat Mitzvah to Confirmation and Graduation, during our family joys and sorrows, from home to new home, with laughter and tears… Always there for us, just a call away. Always available for anyone who needed you… We love you dearly, miss you already and wish you & Lisa all the best… Shelly, Brooke & Dara Sandler
Joel Zaidspiner Ex-Officio Trustees Immediate Past President
Darlene Lebowitz/Andi Parker
Youth Group President
In Honor of Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky How does one go about paying tribute to a Rabbi who has touched both our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren so profoundly? WITH A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFICULTY!!! Rabbi, you exemplify such dedication, warmth, compassion, charisma, and courage that you not only have made a deep impact on all your congregants but on the Jewish community on the local, national and international levels. Even in the face of opposition you have remained steadfast in your beliefs and, thus served as a role model to all of us. You have very large shoes to fill and it is going to be very hard to find someone to take your place. Services at Temple Beth Torah will not be the same without your presence on the bimah. Selfishly we will miss you very much but we understand that need for you and Lisa to have more time for each other, your children and your grandchildren. We can only say Todah Rabah Rabbi, for
all that you have given us. We hope and pray that you will have many years to enjoy all that life has to offer. Warmest wishes, Carol and Arnold Bergman
Mazel Tov to
Rabbi Stephen Pinsky Itâ€™s our pride and pleasure to celebrate a lifetime of dedication to Judaism and the
15 years of friendship, spiritual leadership, laughs and tearsâ€”truly worth the move from
Jewish people, commitment to community, and love of family.
Miami Shores Congratulations & all the best in the
With warm wishes and lots of love on this
next chapter of your life.
very special occasion.
Fred and Jane Shuster
Yasher Koach from your family! Susan Asher
Scott, Dana, Arielle & Juliana Larry, Janpei & Jeremiah
Scott, Karen, Stephanie & Eric
My Dear Stephen: Teacher, Guide and Friend
Dear Rabbi Pinsky,
Having been with you since our first meeting at the
You have been a true spiritual leader for us during the past fourteen years. You have been with us in times of sorrow and have
shared our joys as well. We thank you for all
that you have done and for your guidance in the past. We wish you joy and fulfillment as
you journey through the next years together with Lisa.
Rabbinical Search Committee in 1996, it has been one of my greatest privileges to have partnered with you in
bringing our beloved congregation to a place of honor within the religious community and the Union for Reform Judaism. I am grateful for your initial guidance and constant encouragement in my work here at Temple Beth Torah
and for our Reform Movement that we cherish so deeply. Your care and personal support of me and my family in good times and difficult times will remain with me always as an abiding benediction. May God grant you, Lisa and your entire family peace,
love, wonderful health and much joy.
Carol and Edward Cohen
Lâ€™shalom! Alan Dr. Alan Herzlin Past President, Temple Beth Torah Member, Board of Trustees, Union for Reform Judaism
To Rabbi Pinsky
Rabbi and Lisa The Shapiro family will miss you greatly.
You have seen us through sad times and the
Wishing you Good Luck and Good Health on your retirement
best of times. ———————— We are forever grateful To Stephen & Lisa With Love,
Ellen &Steven, Jennifer & Kevin, Taryn & Dan
and don't’ forget STATEN ISLAND!! Fondly, Helen F. Kaplan
Wishing Stephen and Lisa a retirement filled with health, happiness and no schedule in the warm sunshine
Mazel Tov on your retirement. We hope to share good things with your for many years to come. With great affection,
Joyce and Ivan Portnoy and Family
Linda & Bennett Politzer
With all of our love and good wishes on Thank you for your years of dedicated service to Temple Beth Torah. Your encouragement and support have meant more than mere words can express Love the Kellner Family
your retirement, we will miss you. You
welcomed us into this community and made us feel as one of the family. Although you are retiring, you will still be a part of our family. Love, Mel & Judy Zupnick Toby, Felicia & Marcus Pina
Dear Rabbi Pinsky:
With our gratitude for your love and
dedication to Temple Beth Torah and to our family, we wish you the very best on your retirement from the rabbinate. As our children who you guided from infancy to adulthood begin their own Jewish journey, we can only hope that they will live their lives
Thank you for your sixteen years of Rabbinic leadership and for partnering with our lay leaders to grow a vibrant house of
worship and meeting place that is the center of Reform Judaism in the Western suburbs. Thank you for your friendship and for always being there for us in good times and in times of trial. You have enhanced our
appreciation of our faith and its oral and written traditions. You have been a proud and effective leader in Israel.
remembering the lessons you shared.
Thank you for sermons that were meaningful, provocative, and
We will miss having you as our Rabbi and want
the thinking of all the congregants. Personally, we loved them.
to wish you and Lisa a lifetime of happiness as you embark on the next phase in your life.
current. You were not afraid to take positions that did not meet Our very best to Lisa and you as you join us in the land of retirement. May the two of you continue to enjoy and love each other for many years to come, and may you continue to go from strength to strength, ad meah vâ€™esrin.
With all our love,
With great love and respect,
The Weber Family
Audrey and Charlie Lipton
Elise and Lee Nagler
Scott, Marcia, Amy, Jay and Julie
Cheryl & Morty Jacobwitz
“A Rabbi affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” Wishing you all the best as you begin your life’s next journey. Danielle and David Ockman Marilyn and Alan LeRoy Susan and Tim Poppell Sedra and Allen Rutman
To my cherished friends, Lisa and Rabbi Stephen Pinsky Enjoy your well earned retirement. I am confident that both of you will make it a productive, gratifying and meaningful experience just as mine has been. With much love, Phil Aronson Philip Aronson, F.T.A. Executive Director Emeritus Temple Emanu-El of the city of Yonkers, NY where I prepared Stephen for his Bar Mitzvah and where Lisa and Stephen were married.
Judge Jesse and Thelma Eisen and Simon and Ruth Pinsky where active and valued members.
All our best wishes to Rabbi Pinsky and his family on his retirement The Stanley and Luella Goldberg Family L to R: Back Row: Dan and Martha Goldberg Aronson, Fred Goldberg with
Ruth R. Koeppel
Jeanne, Luella and Stan Goldberg, Stephanie Luger (Rabbi Pinsky officiated at her naming) Josh Luger, Ellen Goldberg Luger; 2nd Row: Sam Aronson, Rosalie Goldberg with Josephine; Front Row: Max Aronson and Robbie Aronson
It's amazing what a little Jewish Geography will uncover. We hope you and Lisa enjoy your retirement as much as we have ours. Linda and Bob Feld
You have been our friend and spiritual foundation throughout our life's journey. May the future paths you follow be full of love, luck and laughter. Gratitude is the memory of the heart. With love, Cheryl, Stephen, Jesse and Alison Stolow Sedra and Allen Rutman Iryssa and Adam Jackowitz
Dearest Rabbi Pinsky and Lisa, You have been an inspiration for us all. We appreciate you helping to raise our children, fill our lives with joy and being our friends. We love you more than words can express. We wish you a wonderful retirement, but we'll bring you back to join us under the chuppah.
Thank you for officiating at all of our family simchas and for your friendship. Mazel Tov on your Retirement. Bill, Carole, Allison and Rachel Greenspan
All of our love, Debbie, Andy, Sarah and Eliza
Rabbi Pinsky We can never thank you enough for the many times that
Thank you for your friendship and support.
you guided us through life's milestones both in joy and in
Jessica is very grateful for all of your guidance and
sadness. We were blessed to have you in our lives.
encouragement during her 3 years at TBT.
Lisa, Ayla, Luke, Mindy, Julie, Cary, Erica, Janice
Best of luck and enjoyment in your retirement. Come visit Texas! Jessica, George and Andrea Starkschall
Rabbi Pinsky Congratulations on your retirement. We look forward to even more of your exciting trip reports.
Loren & Jennifer Wimpfheimer
Mazel Tov to you and your family on your retirement You have been a beacon of light to all you have touched!
Dennis and Nancy
Renne & Larry Chaifety Justin & Shelly Wimpfheimer
On April 15, 1979, 34 years ago, you married us in your study at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ and invited us to join that congregation. We did. Here in Wellington you made the same invitation and
With appreciation and thanks for the past
now we are your congregants again.
With anticipation and best wishes for the future
We have gratefully appreciated your friendship and support the last 34 years and have been happy and proud to have called you, not only our
May this next chapter of your life bring adventure, happiness
Rabbi, but our dear friend.
We wish you and Lisa a happy and health retirement, lots of nachas from
Eileen and Barry Eckhaus
your grandchildren, and look forward to many more years of friendship. Danielle & Harvey Levinsohn
Dear Rabbi Pinsky You are a true â€œmentschâ€? in every sense of the word. We salute and applaud you for all you have accomplished during
Enjoy your retirement!
your career in the rabbinate. We wish you good health and happiness in this new chapter in your life.
Ellen & Michael Jocabs
With love and admiration Susan and Harvey Morgan
Unselfish, supportive, empathetic, gracious, generous and always caring, Rabbi Pinsky is a
rabbi who is always available and ready to help whenever you need him.
We first got to know each other, during our college years, when we were both staff
After conducting three Rosh Hashanah services in one day at Temple Israel in
members at the UAHC’s Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Minneapolis on October 4, 1986, Rabbi Pinsky delayed going home to his family for their
We later continued our friendship as rabbinic colleagues. Moving to Florida in
holiday dinner so he could conduct My (Joan) and Arnold Feinberg’s wedding service to
2005, has given us the wonderful opportunity of being your congregants.
accommodate our children who had to return to college out of town early the next morning. I
Temple Beth Torah has been fortunate to have you for so many years serving as
will never forget his act of graciousness and generosity and my appreciation knows no bounds.
their rabbi. You are among the mot talented rabbis in the contemporary rabbinate. You have used your numerous fine qualities of mind and spirit to infuse this
Lisa Pinsky, the Rabbi’s beautiful and intelligent wife, has always been supportive and
congregation with vitality and its members with an understanding and a love of
helpful and is an asset to the congregation and community. They are, indeed, a very rare
couple. As the saying goes: “They will be a hard act to follow.”
We wish you and Lisa much good health and happiness in your retirement.
Joan M. Feinberg
In Friendship, Paul and Rita Menitoff
Best Wishes With best wishes for a happy retirement to a very caring special person.
From your former congregants at Temple Sinai in New Jersey
Sheila Teneblatt The Herling Family
Thank you for your teaching Thank you for your consoling Thank you for your humor Thank you for your friendship
May the future be as fulfilling as the past
Thank you for your love Thank you for being you May your retirement be filled with health, love and peace.
Sue & Jim Thornton Jodi & Jacob Kaufman
Rochelle Lynn Limmer
Rabbi Pinsky You welcomed us into your heart and our new home, shared your knowledge, sense of humor and love, been with us in happy and sad times, graced us with your fabulous letters that always made us feel so special and mostly just been a "real" person who we will miss so very much! Love and best wishes to you and Lisa in this new chapter of your lives,
Janna, Joel, Ali & Noah Zaidspiner
Mazel Tov! Wishing you well in all your future endeavors.
Thank you Rabbi Pinsky for
With Love and Best Wishes
We will miss you.
being such an important part of
For a Happy Retirement
the most important day of my life:
With much love, The Plaxen Family
The Mikveh for my son Robbie.
Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood
With love, Mindy and Robbie Kramer
With all Best Wishes
It has been a joy and a
From the Family
privilege to have known you
and have had you for my Rabbi.
Dear Stephen and Lisa To New Beginnings Love, Phyllis and Marvin Weinstein
Jacob says, "You will be my Rabbi forever". Lots of Love, The Sinclair's, Michael, Susan and of course Jacob
Our best wishes on your retirement! May you and Lisa be blessed with good health, happiness, wonderful
Thank you for sharing your wisdom,
travel adventures and lots of visits
life experiences, and for enriching
with your grandchildren!!!
our lives. Your guidance and
Thanks for being such an integral
and colleague all the best as he
part of our family's milestones.
celebrates an extraordinary career!
part of your journey.
We wish you the best on the next
support has always been much
Wishing my friend , teacher, mentor
Carol and Alan Shapiro
appreciated. We wish you all the
Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe Temple Isaiah, Lexington, Ma and
best in the next chapter of your life.
Debbie, Barry, Ariana and Myles
Aaron and Matthew Albers
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
We will miss you
terribly and have
To a fabulous teacher,
knowing we will still
May you, Lisa and your family enjoy a healthy, happy retirement.
Many Blessings for a wonderful
see you at services.
You have a most special place in the
hearts of the Powell’s. We have shared a
We thank you for the time you spent with us—listening and
Rev. Gloria Stanchak Alexander
nice history together since we moved to
Wellington and you came to bless our
Doris and Karl Fishman
home and place our mezuzah. We love you and think you are super special man… and so handsome too!!!
With much love, The Powell’s Lu, Rich, Arianna & Gabby
TODAH RABAH Reminiscences galore
Thanks for being such an important part of our lives!
Blechers applaud Inspirations shared.
The Parker Family Andi & Ron
Lee & Charlie
Ruthe and Saul Z”L
Best wishes on your retirement
Steven, you’re about to retire You’ve been our friend, our mentor, One we truly admire
You’re now on your way
Cindy Gold &
To new things every day
Rabbi Laurie Gold
Hope the future is all you desire Carole & Donald Aronson
All in our Family
Thank You for your inspiring Leadership. Best wishes for a happy, healthy
dedicated synagogue and
“nochas” to you and Lisa
and fulfilling retirement.
Very much love,
Dale and Susan Knight
Warmest regards always,
Thank you for your years of
Good Health, Happiness and
community leadership Mazel Tov and best wishes! Cynnie S. List
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
We are so pleased that you met our expectations of restoring our
As you move onto new hopes and
congregation. Your love and
dreams in retirement you will leave
compassion brought growth and
behind those of us that love you with
happiness to everyone.
strength and wisdom to continue on our road of life with continued love
We can only wish you and Lisa
of our Jewish identity and belief in
happiness and especially enjoy your
our “Family of Families” at Temple
Roz and Morris Ball and Family
It is a simcha to celebrate this magnificent milestone in your career. Thank you for enriching our lives in so
Betty Borman & Family
many ways. The McDole Family Michael, Karen, Ariel & Madi
With Love, Cheryl and Ian Cordes Ashley, Josh, Sara Daniel
You laughed and joked with us in times of celebration. You guided and comforted us in times of
God bless you and Temple Beth
Torah as you move into the next
Rabbi Pinsky, We wish you all the
chapter of service to The Lord.
Your friends from St. David’s
The Richardson Family
For 17 years we have been blessed with
Rabbi Pinsky’s spiritual leaders intellect
and his acts of kindness and humanity. His “Jewishness” has been a continuing light
for our family, the Temple and the Wellington and South Beach
With all our love,
Cheryll and Richard
May his coming years in retirement bring him the fulfillment & happiness he deserves.
With all our best wishes and love The Palmer Family
Dearest Rabbi and Lisa,
Your whole family will always hold a
Happy & Healthy Retirement
very special place in my heart.
We wish for you all of the life’s
blessing to continue, as you savor
The Ferman Family & Gordon Family
To a friendship of many years and a bright future.
this wonderful time in your lives.
Much love to Lisa & Steve
All our love,
Freyda & Richard Simon
Ted, Erin, Sydney & Andrew Schiff
Shira & Steven
Wishing you all good things in your Thank you for every single thing. Best wishes for your future
Joan & Dennis Poster
retirement. You will be sorely
“Honoring the contributions you
have made to so many lives…”
With love from Dulcie and my whole family
The Kalish & Goldbettor Families
Renee & Michael Popkin
Wishing you a retirement filled with
Wishing you a peace of mind and
happiness, good health & peace
the satisfaction of knowing that you
have touched and enriched countless lives, including ours
A great Rabbi, a treasured friend
Love, Bonnie & Jeff Abrams
Ellen and Phil
Stanley & Judy Stein
We wish you all those things we wish for ourselves. Caryl and Martin Kahn Debbie, David, Justin,
Elizabeth and Rebecca
Congratulations on a job well-done
for forty-one years!
You have been a beacon of light,
With our best wishes to
remarkably transcending the hurdles
you and Lisa
of both distance and time. Best
Sending love from Great Neck,
wishes in retirement.
and for giving us a spiritual start.
Leslie and Dean
The Moedes (Jason, Bridget, Kyle and Elsa)
The ministers, officers and the
whole congregation of St. Peterâ€™s
We wish you all the
join together in expressing our
best in retirement
congratulations to Rabbi Pinsky on his retirement.
May God bless you richly in your
Vic & Melanie Greenstein
Dear Rabbi Pinsky Best Wishes to a “Special” Rabbi
Best wishes to the best Rabbi we’ve ever had and will probably
The Litten Family
every have. But we do believe in
Though we have only known you for the past two years, we have thoroughly
Nancy Ohl & Peter Foss
enjoyed our time knowing you. We wish you the very best for the years to come. Fondly,
Carol & Elliott Brody
Susan & Ed Davidson
Dear Rabbi Pinsky, Mazel Tov
It has been our pleasure and honor to know you. We are sorry you will
Stephen and Lisa!!!
be leaving the temple to retire.
“Pray as if everything depends on God,
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
depends on you.”
We wish you a long and happy
Work as if everything
I love this saying and value Rabbi
Stephen Pinsky because he embodies it.
However, we wish you and Lisa the
He leads us, teaches us, and lectures us
very best of health and happiness
always, wherever you venture forth.
Suellen & Mark Winer
on strength of prayer, but at the same
Yehuda and Jennifer Konnan
time, asks us to work for the betterment of
Deborah and David Jacob
the world. He knows that our efforts are
essential to repair the world. Please offer your help in Rabbi Pinsky’s name.
Marvin and Beverly Gareleck
Rabbi Stephen Pinsky You have been a friend and
religious leader to our family for over
Mazel Tov on an exemplary career
We wish you and Lisa lots of health
Chair, URJ South District
and happiness in your retirement. Marion, Alvin, Lisa Lori & Jodi
Best Wishes Mike and Ruth Pomerantz
From The Family of Seymour Berger
(from Tenafly, NYC, Armonk & Boca Raton)
Thank you for your years
of wise advice.
Best Wishes for a long, happy &
With best wishes for continued
Happy and Healthy Retirement
Precede new Beginnings
Anita & Norton Waltuch
Carolyn & Michael Shapiro
Roger and Vicki Schwartz
good works and a long life
Shalom Aleicham Peace be with you
Mazel Tov to
Wishing you and Lisa all of Godâ€™s blessingsâ€”good health,
Congratulations on a great career!
peace and joy
Love, Patty and Warren Gelman
Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky with wishes for happiness and good
health for him and Lisa and their family and continuing best wishes to Temple Beth Torah
Judy & Martin Miller
Paul Ganeles and Joan Merdinger and the Ganeles Clan
May your steps be guided by the love you have in your heart and have shared with us.
Good luck on your retirement.
Mazel Tov on your retirement!
We will miss you!
We hope to see you back in NJ
From your Minnesota Friends!
We wish the best for you, Lisa ad
Shelly & Justin
Jev and Patti Baskin
your family in the years ahead!
Karen and Morris David man Ron Krank
Jeanne and Steve Prawer
Arline & Noel Shevak and family
Sue and Ev Weinstein
Mazel Tov on the many, successful years you
Dear Rabbi Pinsky,
Your Great Neck Friends
have spent as Rabbi of Temple Beth Torah! In
Mazel Tov on your much deserved retirement! We wanted to express our deepest gratitude for being such an outstanding Rabbi and friend to our family. You have always been there for our family when we needed you and we feel a special bond with you. You will be greatly missed at Temple Beth Torah but we know that we will continue to see you and share simchas with you and your family. We wish you all the best in your retirement: health, happiness and prosperity.
the short time we have been members, it has been our pleasure to get to know you! Best wishes for a fulfilling retirement!!
The Openheims Bobbie Rosenzweig
Karen and Steve Metzger
Dear Rabbi Pinsky.
Thank you for being you and being there for us. We honor your wit, intelligence
With much love,
and empathy. Enjoy Retirement.
Robin, Jim, Emily and Jacob Shecter Madeline and Henry Goldberg
Stacy, Brittany, Ryan, Alex and Brooke Jaeger
With sincere gratitude for your tremendous contributions to our community. You have
Nancy and Eric Schned
truly made a difference. Mazel Tov on the well deserved honor.
Gail, Dan, Monique Goldsmith
Iris & Laurence Milstein
To my Rabbi and Teacher
Mazel Tov! Rabbi Beth H Klafter
Very Best Wishes
As the kids would say Good Job!
Affectionately, Jane and Buddy
Wishing you happiness and good health to enjoy your retirement. Thanks for being there for us in so many ways. Love Roz and Mitch Sisle
Best Wishes Rabbi Pinksy
With our Best Wishes Always
The Knoller Family
Ursula & Harry Reiner
â€œAccept A Rabbi Upon Yourself, Acquire A Friend For Yourself, And Judge Everyone Favorably Mazel Tov, Gloria Zakon
Rabbi Pinsky you have meant a tremendous
Deacon Stephen & Judy Hayes
amount to our family over the years more than
May your next adventure fulfill
you could know, as I am sure you have meant to
Love & best wishes upon your retirement The Schemer Family
Rabbi & Lisa
Dear Rabbi & Lisa To a wonderful future! Bettijane and Steven Eisenpreis
Love Shelia Phillips Julia, Adam and Micah Berger
We think of you often & wish you, Lisa and
To know you is to love you. Thank you
your wonderful family much
for being there for us.
good health & joy !
Selma & Saul Goldman
Lisa and Stephen
The Fialkow Family
Miss you Jane & Bob
Lillian & Max Fallek & Family
To our Dear Rabbi and Friend
â€œMy Rabbiâ€? & Lisa
You have been there for us in happy and
Wishing you both the best of everything
sad times. We honor you for all you have
Love & Best Wishes
Love Wendy, Michael & Andrew Imber
Enjoy seeing the world Best Wishes
Janice and Howard Kaplan
Lois, Art, Chelsea & Michael Pesaturo To Rabbi Pinsky and Lisa
To our Dear Friends Stephen and his
Rabbi Pinsky you have been an important part of our lives for 15 years. Thank you for your
amazing wife Lisa Our best wishes go out to
guidance, friendship & love. We wish you and
you both as you embark on th is exciting
Lisa all the best during your retirement.
chapter of your lives!
Love Sharon, Gregg, Jack, Ian & Alicia
With much love,
To the Cherished friends who brought solace
Thank you for many years.
in time of need, and joy and laughter in times of
May you enjoy the next step of your life
happiness, we wish you both only the best that
life can offer in your retirement Roz & Karen Eismann
Robbie Puritz-Hayes & Michael Hayes
Wishing you a continued journey of good Our very best wishes for a happy and
health, good friends and much nachas.
With great affection
Nan and Wesley Blank and Family
Dear Steve & Lisa
I wish him luck. He understood me and
Bes wishes for a Healthy & Happy
everybody, a lot.
David Ephraim Pitterman
Fondly Kate & Mia Weingart
Sheldon and Barbara Nussbaum
Rabbi In appreciation of a wonderful Rabbi and
a wonderful career
Stephen & Lisa With Much Love
Emily and Stephen Berman
Thank you for being part of our family.
Thank you for your counsel always
Wishing you a wonderful retirement and the
Muriel Zuckerman & Family
start of the next chapter. Fondly
Ellen and Randy
To Rabbi & Lisa Pinsky Much love and best wishes for a long, healthy and pleasure laden retirement
Dr. Al & Sue Zelickson
Patricia, Jeff, Jason & Abigail Fox
From the entire family at the Anti-
Defamation League, thank you for
proudly serving as an Honorary Board
The Pegalis Family
Member. Congratulations on your retirement, Rabbi. You deserve it!
To Rabbi Pinsky
Marlene & Marshall Miller
You are very special to us. We wish you
Who possesses an articulate mind
and Lisa a great and happy retirement.
and articulate heart.
Love Judy Silver and Karen Karlin
Dear Rabbiâ€”We wish you happiness &
Your many contributions to the
health as you embrace your retirement.
With our Best Wishes Always
You have been an important part of our lives & we will miss you.
Ursula & Harry Reiner
Words could never express the love and
community over the years have made a
gratitude we have for you. You have touched
lasting impact. May the love of your family
our lives in a way that no other will ever do.
and friends give you joy as you continue
Love to you & Lisa
your spiritual journey.
Best wishes on your retirement
Michael, Randi, Logan & Lara
Irwin & Laurie Cohen
Anne Waggoner and Melanie Wiseman
Even with the setting of the sun there
Thank you for the beauty of your service
remains an inspiring glow. May your glow continue to inspire us for years to come.
and our friendship
Bill and Andrea Gralnick
Fran Lerner zâ€?l
Our best wishes for a happy,
Dr Jerome & Rochelle Goldstein
We are so grateful for your friendship
Thinking of You on this Special Weekend!
and love. Thank you for all your have
Congratulations and Best Wishes to
done for our family
Stephen Pinsky, our friend and Rabbi.
Murray Meltzer, Lori Meltzer Starer
Rabbi Pinsky, Your insight, warmth and humor have made a difference in our lives. Thank you for
We Love you.
(Bat Mitzvah 5/8/76) & Peter Starer,
Fran Sherman, Arne Rosenberg &
Trevor Starer, and Allison Starer
Amanda & Zachary Roesch
Temple Sinai of Bergen County, Tenafly, NJ
your friendship. We will miss you. Linda and Alan Davis
Sherrie, Andrew, Josh & Jared Rosen
Richard J. Chouinard
Our kindness wishes for your good
Having you in our lives has truly been a
health and happiness on your retirement.
blessing. Enjoy your retirement.
Ann Price, Donna,
With our Love,
Jerry & Daren Goldman
Bonnie, Doug and Benay Stein
Judith O. Rosenkranz
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hack & Family
Judi Belzer & Jerry Waldman
Joey & Jerry Laurie
Stanley L. Hahn
Rob and Amy Rochman
Ellyn Wolfenson and Mick Belzer
Jerry & Ellen Kahan
Jackie & Ronnie Reckseit
Steve & Arlene Badiner
Brian & Vicki Buckstein
Gail & Philip Krevitt
Ben and Maxine Steinberg
Fred & Marcia Friedman
Amy, Eugene, Brielle, Alisandra Trujillo
Ruth & Sheldon Friedberg
Rosemarie & Mort Ryweck
Herb and Lesle Margolis
Albert & Slyvia Shoengold
The Grbinich Family
Marc, Janet, Shayna &Seth Guthart
Barbara & Steve Levie
Chris & Robyn Fleming
Ronni and Richard Cutler
Lee Robbins Gardner, M.D.
Roy & Judy Rosner
Anne & Jay Singer
Barbara Bartner, Mark, Laura & Lynn
Cantor Carrie and Ian Barry
Irma & Alan Fishman
Bruce and Harriet Bart
Janny & Alan Silver
Sabina & Mel Dener
Rhoda & Seymour Zenlea
Deni & Dennis Coyne
Ms. Shelley Segal
The Schube Family
Rabbi Jonathan & Judi Miller
Jan and Josh Arnold
Vera & Norm Turkowitz
Julie Sinykin & Buck Strifert
Reverend Norma J Burton
Nancy Calvin Rita Nathanson Sharon Specktor
Neal, Allison, Alexandra and Jacquelyn Isanuk
Allison Kluger & Mark Shaw
Marcia & Mark Cherniack
Judy and Jon Harris
Crickie and Richard Klegan
Marilyn J. Chiat, Ph.D.
Marvin and Irene Haas
Stanley and Suzanne Gibson
Elaine & Frank Baylinson
Anne & Jerry Fleisher
Alison Bodian Demarest
Sara & Marvin Felder
Ilene & Arnie Wechter
Barbara & Neal Frank
Mike & Joanne Margolia
Sandra & Barry Riggs
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Gershman
Lynn and Karl Shaw
Jane A Klein
Hieki Herman Kay and Dr. Neil Kay
Lucille and Marvin S. Rockley
Neil & Cheryl Feinstein
Carole & Martin Kaplan
Lori & Steve Warner
The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. William Russell
Fran Fischer & Stanley Feld
Joel & Lori Rutsky
Karen and Less Penner
Cantor and Mrs. Stephen Richards
Daisy and Stan Dorfman
Harry and Belle Yaffe
Joyce & Robert Liebo
Susan & Marilyn Schwartz
Terry & Iva Goldstein & daughters
Mitchell, Elizabeth & Emily Thal
Seymour & Esther Birnbaum
Richard & Judy Fine
Selma Rudnick Waters
Betty Ryen Breinin
Carlyn & Paul Blum
Best Wishes from The Ellenson Family
The Moskowitz Family
Chris & Melissa Clark
David & Joyce Abramson
Sister Roberta A. Popara, O.P.
Beth, Paul, Matthew and Aaron Brill
Rabbi James & Sandra Rosenberg
Gary, Susan and Rebecca Skantar
Suzanne Prass and Family
Joyce and Graeme Strickland
Phyllis, Al, Zach & Joey Alasia
Gary & Myrna Bell
Steven & Elyn Small
Betty and Hank Brodie
Leon and Naomi Fishler
Jennifer & Andrew Goldstein & Family
The Pescatore Family
Honni & Harold Jaffe
David C. Zalk
Mike & Bonnie Koos
Rich & Gisell Wien
Susan, Matthew & Stephen Lane
Adam,Bobbi,Noah & Caleb Norwitch
Anne Larsen & Eileen Roundtree
Alice,David,Andrew & Jonathan Rosenblatt
Lee S. Kirsch
Ann, Jennifer & Kate Trebby
Marjorie & Larry Zauder
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Schlesinger
The Lent-Fishkind Family
Elaine & Marvin Bass
We would also like to Thank our Silent Auction Donors & Vendors:
Fred,Elsie, Samantha and Michael Kessler
Allen & Bobbie Bright
William & Annette Muniz
Linda, Henry and Benjamin Katz
Ana & Arnold Rosen
Jill Ann Marks
Rich, Beth, Cori & Sara Silverman
Joan & Harvey Stetson
Alan & Louise Marks
Joy Ellen Pitterman
Martin and Eleanor Shiffman
Enid & Michael Locketz
Jane & Harlan Rips
Mr & Mrs Michael Herrman & Family
Barbara, Mark,Genna and Michael Barashick
The Sall Family
Buddy & Dolores Busch
Bob and Bobbi Silberman
Laurie, Jeff, Amanda& Julia Chaplin
The Schuman Family
Bunny & Jerry Schwartz
Lisa, Vincent, Rachel & Brandon Gerardi
Jack and Ellen Permut
Marc, Sherri, Adam & Blake Kratenstein
Betsy & Albert Mark
Charlie and Mindy Gruesner
Beth & Dennis Tanner
A Special Thank you goes out to Julie Larson and Aaron Menitoff of International Polo Club Catering for their hard work and generosity in helping us to plan this special night for Rabbi Pinsky.
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