The Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood Shabbat was a success despite the uncharacteristically cold weather of mid-March. Despite the previously frigid days, the event was held on a beautiful sunny day, and all the sisterhood participants did an outstanding job.
Also involved in the ceremony were dedicated Girl Scouts.
Having the prestigious honor of being seated on the spacious Bema, near the sacred Ark, were Rabbis Ron Shulman, Deborah Wechsler, Paul Schneider plus Hazzan Emanuel Perlman, Shelly Malis, president of the congregation, Lynne Lichtig, sisterhood president and Dixie Leikach sisterhood co-president.
Naomi Amsterdam, Wendy Davis, Ruthanne Kaufman and Susan Schehr coordinated the Gabbaim (Rabbinical) service honors.
Debby Hellman did the synopsis of this Sabbath's Haftorah, and Randee Glassman beautifully chanted the long meaningful Haftorah.
Rabbi Paul Schneider, director of Congregational Life at Chizuk Amuno, and Lynne Lichtig, president of the congregation's sisterhood, were the interesting featured speakers.
Rabbi Schneider acknowledged the fact that Chizuk Amuno Sisterhood has been under the leadership of 49 dynamic presidents. Lynne Lichtig has served two very dedicated successful tenures.
The sisterhood has been involved in funding many projects and programs benefiting the synagogue. This includes thousands of fund-raising dollars for Chizuk Amuno's educational enrichment. As an added bonus, the sisterhood in the synagogue's main sanctuary, funded the enhancement of its sound system.
All of the caring, sharing, time and effort the Sisterhood has contributed to the synagogue continues to be sincerely appreciated by the congregation.
Special thanks Dr. Moshe Shualy, Ritual Director of the congregation for his overall involvement with this lovely Sisterhood Shabbat.
Special thanks also to everyone that participated with this special lovely Sisterhood Shabbat including the Girl Scouts.
Jenny Baker, synagogue administrator, coordinated the plentiful delicious Oneg Shabbat following services.
Note, welcome back to Baltimore, Rabbi Ron Shulman, spiritual leader Chizuk Amuno and his wife, Robin, after a three month well-earned Sabbatical.
This weekend celebrated the beginning of the festive Purim holiday.
Dr. Antony Rosen was named the Vice Dean of Research, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.