On the evening of November 9, 2019, a Gala was held celebrating the merger between Temple B’nai Abraham and Congregation Adath Israel. Over 160 members were given the opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate the joining of these two congregations. A good time was had by all with fun, fellowship, food, dancing and to personally get to know one another better. The evening also marked the formal dedication of our beautiful new ark. The dedication plaque which will be installed outside the main sanctuary, reads as follows:
The Aron Kodesh, panels and chairs adjoining the bimah were brought to Congregation Adath Israel by Temple Bnai Abraham as part of the merger of the two congregations on July 1, 2019. May this newly created family continue to serve the needs of the membership and the Jewish community for many years to come.
Joint Venture with St. Pious X Church at St. Vincent dePaul
We did a joint venture Sunday, July 10 together with St. Pious X Church. The synagogue and the church shared responsibilities for preparing the food and serving at St. Vincent de Paul. There were originally seventeen member volunteers from the synagogue with 14 members actually able to participate on July 10. The kitchen staff asked us to pass along to the food preparers how beautiful the food looked (and according to the clients) and tasted. After talking with the staff and the church, we are looking forward to being able to assist St. Vincent de Paul again in the near future. Hurray to everyone for their community spirit.
Already, Adath Israel and St Pious X Church did join together again at St. Vincent de Pauls’s on Sunday, October 2 to cook and serve a meal. We continue to look forward to participating in this event. Wish to thank everyone who was able to volunteer to help. We especially want to thank Adath Israel’s newly formed Social Action Committee for putting together this second community event. Looking forward to more social action activities in the future.
2021 Hanukkah Celebration!
Adath Israel community celebrated Hanukkah with a fun-filled afternoon full of menorah lighting, screenprinting, a dreidel contest, crafts and a latka bar. Over 75 members were in attendance. To see some wonderful pictures taken that afternoon, click the photo below!