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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

Sue Thornton

Co-Chairperson

Co-Chairperson

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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

worldwide.

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.

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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

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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 Rabbi‌ Love, The Dimaiwat Family Edcel, Julie, Hannah, and Joshua

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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

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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

Yasuna

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To a wonderful Rabbi and an old and dear friend May your retirement be as fruitful and

Sarah Franzblau

rewarding as your Rabbinate Stuart and Marian Gertman

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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 Torah’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)

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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 Rabbi’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 this— and more power to him! Paul Uhlmann, Jr.

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Lisa and Stephen: It is not the place that honors the person but the person that honors the place. (Talmud Ta’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 history‌

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

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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

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Thank you for seventeen wonderful years of spiritual leadership from the Temple Beth Torah Officers & Board of Trustees

2013 Officers President

Sara Marcus

Vice President

Susan Kellner

Vice President

Philip Levine

Treasurer

Rich Lebowitz

Secretary

Marcia Weber

Trustees Alisa Adler

Alan Herzlin

Heather Andrews

Peggy Kroll

Eric Bakerman

Fran Lerner Z”L

Vicki Buckstein

Diane Marks

Marci Chaves

Sherrie Rosen

Cheryl Cordes

Mandy Rubenstein

Ian Cordes

Steve Warner

Stuart Hack

Sylvia Windmueller

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

Louis Marks

Sisterhood Co-President

Darlene Lebowitz/Andi Parker

Brotherhood President

Jeffrey Sharkey

Youth Group President

Alex Chaves

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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

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Mazel Tov to

Rabbi Stephen Pinsky It’s our pride and pleasure to celebrate a lifetime of dedication to Judaism and the

15 years of friendship, spiritual leadership, laughs and tears—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

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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,

With affection

love, wonderful health and much joy.

Carol and Edward Cohen

L’shalom! Alan Dr. Alan Herzlin Past President, Temple Beth Torah Member, Board of Trustees, Union for Reform Judaism

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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,

HAPPY TRAVELING

Ellen &Steven, Jennifer & Kevin, Taryn & Dan

and don't’ forget STATEN ISLAND!! Fondly, Helen F. Kaplan

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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

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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

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Rabbi Pinsky,

Dear Rabbi Pinsky:

With our gratitude for your love and

THANK YOU!

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 v’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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

and fulfillment

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 “mentsch� 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

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Unselfish, supportive, empathetic, gracious, generous and always caring, Rabbi Pinsky is a

Dear Stephen,

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

Judaism.

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

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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.

Helen Gottesmann

Sue & Jim Thornton Jodi & Jacob Kaufman

Rochelle Lynn Limmer

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Sussman-Rohr Family

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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:

From,

With much love, The Plaxen Family

The Mikveh for my son Robbie.

Temple Beth Torah Sisterhood

With love, Mindy and Robbie Kramer

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With all Best Wishes

It has been a joy and a

From the Family

privilege to have known you

Of

and have had you for my Rabbi.

Our Father

Corinne Ingerman

Max Silverman

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

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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

Dear Rabbi,

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.

With Love,

We wish you the best on the next

With love,

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

Love,

best in the next chapter of your life.

family

Cindy, Mark,

Debbie, Barry, Ariana and Myles

Aaron and Matthew Albers

Cohen

Dear Rabbi Pinsky

Dear Rabbi Pinsky

We will miss you

terribly and have

To a fabulous teacher,

some comfort

knowing we will still

May you, Lisa and your family enjoy a healthy, happy retirement.

Many Blessings for a wonderful

see you at services.

future!

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

comforting us.

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

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TODAH RABAH Reminiscences galore

Affection always

Thanks for being such an important part of our lives!

Blessing abound

Love,

Blechers applaud Inspirations shared.

The Parker Family Andi & Ron

B’HATZLECHAH

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

and

All in our Family

Thank You for your inspiring Leadership. Best wishes for a happy, healthy

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dedicated synagogue and

“nochas” to you and Lisa

and fulfilling retirement.

Very much love,

Dale and Susan Knight

Sylvia Skoller

Warmest regards always,

Thank you for your years of

Good Health, Happiness and

community leadership Mazel Tov and best wishes! Cynnie S. List

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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

grandchildren.

Beth Torah

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

sadness

Torah as you move into the next

Rabbi Pinsky, We wish you all the

chapter of service to The Lord.

best!

Your friends from St. David’s

The Richardson Family

For 17 years we have been blessed with

Best Wishes

Rabbi Pinsky’s spiritual leaders intellect

for a

and his acts of kindness and humanity. His “Jewishness” has been a continuing light

Fabulous Retirement

for our family, the Temple and the Wellington and South Beach

With all our love,

communities.

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

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Dearest Rabbi and Lisa,

To Rabbi

Your whole family will always hold a

Happy & Healthy Retirement

very special place in my heart.

Love

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

missed!

have made to so many lives…”

With love from Dulcie and my whole family

The Kalish & Goldbettor Families

Renee & Michael Popkin

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Wishing you a retirement filled with

Wishing you a peace of mind and

happiness, good health & peace

the satisfaction of knowing that you

Rabbi Pinsky

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

Rabbi Pinsky

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.

Love,

Leslie and Dean

The Moedes (Jason, Bridget, Kyle and Elsa)

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The ministers, officers and the

whole congregation of St. Peter’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

retirement.

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Dear Rabbi Pinsky Best Wishes to a “Special” Rabbi

Best wishes to the best Rabbi we’ve ever had and will probably

Thank you

miracles!

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

retirement.

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

With Love,

always, wherever you venture forth.

Suellen & Mark Winer

Most sincerely,

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

Diane Marks.

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Rabbi Stephen Pinsky You have been a friend and

religious leader to our family for over

Mazel Tov on an exemplary career

30 years.

Lois Rubin

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

Celebrate Endings

of wise advice.

Best Wishes for a long, happy &

With best wishes for continued

for They

Happy and Healthy Retirement

healthy retirement.

Precede new Beginnings

Anita & Norton Waltuch

Carolyn & Michael Shapiro

Roger and Vicki Schwartz

good works and a long life

Fondly

and Family

Lee Sack

Shalom Aleicham Peace be with you

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Mazel Tov to

Wishing you and Lisa all of God’s blessings—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

Shalom,

Jeanne and Steve Prawer

Arline & Noel Shevak and family

Sue and Ev Weinstein

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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

And

Fondly,

The Finkelsteins

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

Love

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

Dear Stephen

Mazel Tov! Rabbi Beth H Klafter

Very Best Wishes

As the kids would say Good Job!

Eleanor Ross

Affectionately, Jane and Buddy

Rabbi Pinsky,

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

“Accept A Rabbi Upon Yourself, Acquire A Friend For Yourself, And Judge Everyone Favorably Mazel Tov, Gloria Zakon

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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

your dreams

countless others.

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

Mazel Tov

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

With Love

Miss you Jane & Bob

Lillian & Max Fallek & Family

To our Dear Rabbi and Friend

“My Rabbi� & Lisa

You have been there for us in happy and

Wishing you both the best of everything

Alvin Shapiro

sad times. We honor you for all you have

retirement offers!

and

done.

Love & Best Wishes

Love Wendy, Michael & Andrew Imber

Enjoy seeing the world Best Wishes

Margaret Wells

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,

Lowenstein

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

S. Pell

life can offer in your retirement Roz & Karen Eismann

Robbie Puritz-Hayes & Michael Hayes

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Wishing you a continued journey of good Our very best wishes for a happy and

health, good friends and much nachas.

healthy retirement

With great affection

Most Sincerely,

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.

Retirement

David Ephraim Pitterman

Fondly Kate & Mia Weingart

Sheldon and Barbara Nussbaum

Rabbi In appreciation of a wonderful Rabbi and

Mazel Tov

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

Bea Kalikow

Patricia, Jeff, Jason & Abigail Fox

From the entire family at the Anti-

Best Wishes

Defamation League, thank you for

From

proudly serving as an Honorary Board

The Pegalis Family

Member. Congratulations on your retirement, Rabbi. You deserve it!

To Rabbi Pinsky

Marlene & Marshall Miller

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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

Terry Philips

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Dear Rabbi—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

Mazel Tov

Mazel Tov

Bill and Andrea Gralnick

Fran Lerner z�l

Our best wishes for a happy,

Dr Jerome & Rochelle Goldstein

Rabbi Pinsky,

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

health retirement

Natalie Appel

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

Rabbi,

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

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Bonnie, Doug and Benay Stein

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Judith O. Rosenkranz

Lilly Matson

Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hack & Family

Judi Belzer & Jerry Waldman

Marilyn Shapiro

Joey & Jerry Laurie

Stanley L. Hahn

Rob and Amy Rochman

Irene Warten

Ellyn Wolfenson and Mick Belzer

Jerry & Ellen Kahan

Jackie & Ronnie Reckseit

Janis Kelly

Steve & Arlene Badiner

Brian & Vicki Buckstein

Gail & Philip Krevitt

Ben and Maxine Steinberg

Susan Adler

Fred & Marcia Friedman

Amy, Eugene, Brielle, Alisandra Trujillo

Carrie Schoen

Edie Miller

Ruth & Sheldon Friedberg

Debby Risick

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.

Joanne Blindman

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

Renita Reif

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

Betsey Levine

Debbi Wolf

Reverend Norma J Burton

Nancy Calvin Rita Nathanson Sharon Specktor

Neal, Allison, Alexandra and Jacquelyn Isanuk

Allison Kluger & Mark Shaw

Marcia & Mark Cherniack

Barbara Harnick

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

Myra Chazin

Frima Karon

Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Gershman

Lynn and Karl Shaw

Jane A Klein

Hieki Herman Kay and Dr. Neil Kay

Rhea Berman

Lois Shapiro

Weiss Family

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

Jennifer Cohen

Joy Pitterman

Terry & Iva Goldstein & daughters

Mitchell, Elizabeth & Emily Thal

Seymour & Esther Birnbaum

Shirley Malyn

Richard & Judy Fine

Selma Rudnick Waters

Betty Ryen Breinin

Myra Goodman

Carlyn & Paul Blum

Best Wishes from The Ellenson Family

The Moskowitz Family

Chris & Melissa Clark

David & Joyce Abramson

Gloria Zakon

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

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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

Jane Sternberg

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

Clark Jones

The Lent-Fishkind Family

Steven Daniels

Elaine & Marvin Bass

We would also like to Thank our Silent Auction Donors & Vendors:

Louis Finkelstein

Fred,Elsie, Samantha and Michael Kessler

Bernhard Langer

Norma Silverman

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

Melissa Sandel

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

Hasko Family

Charlie and Mindy Gruesner

Charlotte Moses

Sharon Weiss

Beth & Dennis Tanner

Gloria Zakon

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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.

Thank You to Bill Barbosa Photography www.BillBarbosaPhotography.com for the front cover photo of Rabbi Pinsky. Thank you to Minuteman Press of North Palm Beach www.mmpnorthpalm.com for printing this tribute book.

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