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Co-chairs: Cindy & Louis Chaiten, Rabbi Melinda Mersack & Mark Jacobs and Allison & Jason Wuliger

We encourage you to leave a special message for
Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria celebrating his installation as Senior Rabbi!

Feel free to share your favorite memory, photo, or send well-wishes on a platform called Kudoboard.
Kudoboard is a virtual bulletin board of messages, gifs, and photos where YOU can celebrate special occasions and milestones,
share memories, and send congratulations to Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria.
All messages you share will be posted on our website.


Donate to the "Fund for our Future"
As the installation weekend celebrates my new role as Senior Rabbi and the wonderful, positive growth of B’nai Jeshurun,
our dynamic, rejuvenated community is forward focused, united and stronger than ever. Our congregation has exciting
new initiatives and a vision that will benefit tremendously from the creation of the “Fund for our Future.” 

- Rabbi Rudin-Luria

The “Fund for our Future” supports B’nai Jeshurun’s new vision and helps seed and support our current new projects including the Wellness Center and The Bridge Downtown as well as provide initial funding for future initiatives.


Senior Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria

Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
View his website for his bio.

FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2023

5:15 pm | Family Art Workshop with Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz & the East Coast Ice Cream Truck
"If You Will It, It is No Dream": Celebrating Israel at 75 - A Family Workshop led by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz
We will begin with a defining narrative of the Jewish journey, Akeidat Yitzhak, “the Binding of Isaac” —showcasing a brilliant visual interpretation composed by contemporary artist David Moss. The session will transition from word to wonder as we translate a remarkable description of Jerusalem from Theodor Herzl’s Altneuland.  Together, we will create a collage mural of shapes and colors that tell the story of Herzl’s vision & modern Israel.
The Workshop and East Coast Custard are Free, but please
REGISTER ONLINE so we have plenty for everyone!

6:30 pm | Shabbat services with our Zamir Choir & Birthday Shabbat
7:30 pm | Congregational Oneg
7:45 pm | Shabbat Dinner Catered by Café 56 ~ Registration Required by April 24
$36/Adult  $20/Children (12 and under) 2 & under are free

Registration is now closed.
Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz will speak during dinner | "On Chutzpah, Community & Choreography"  Click here to view the source sheet.


9:00 am | Torah Café with Guest Speaker Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz  
"Parshat Emor: On the Origin of the Menorah"
9:00 am | Shabbat Morning Services and Installation
• Our congregation will join together to bless Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria
• Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz will speak | "On Counting the Omer and Qualities of Leadership"
Click here to view the source sheet
• Rabbi Hal Rudin-Luria will address the congregation and share his vision for the future
Noon | Congregational Luncheon

SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2023

8:00 am | Morning Minyan
9:00 am | Free Breakfast
9:45 am | The "State" of Israel: Democracy or Theocracy with Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz

Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz will speak on "The "State" of Israel: Democracy or Theocracy". The session will begin at 9:45 am , but everyone is welcome to join for minyan (8am) and breakfast (9am). This session will conclude Rabbi Hal Rudin Luria's Installation Weekend. Everything is free, but we ask that you register online.
Available on Zoom, Meeting ID: 836 0300 8490
Password is the same as Torah Cafe or email Shani Kadis
REGISTER ONLINE by May 4 - Click here to view the source sheet


Rosalyn & Harry Abraham
Eunice Benchell
Mary & Dr. Murray Berkowitz
Deborah Botnick
Gena & Ethan Cohen
Susannah Cohen
Harriet & Paul Dennis
Dr. Rebekah Dorman & David Ashpis
Barry Feldman & Paul Wehn
Norma Geller
Lorin & Alan Gottlieb
Penny & Robert Greenberger

Rochelle & Harley Gross
Cari & Gary Gross
Linda & Charles Gruenspan
Racquel Flatow Haas & Michael Haas
Sheila Hecht
Amy & Stephen Hoffman
Lana & Michael Jacobson
Laura & Jody Katzner
Barbara & Michael Linden
Toby Macknin
Dr. Sheryl Handler-Matasar & Scott Matasar

Bunny & Ron Moskowitz
Linda & Jan Moskowitz
Marilyn & Richard Myers
Salli & Alan Rutsky
Dr. Lifsa Schachter
Shelley & Dr. Mark Scher
Deborah & David Shifrin
Marcia Schindler
Myra & Erwin Weiss
Joan & Isaac Yedid
Ronna & Robert Zelwin

                              (list in formation)


Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz's visit as Artist/ Scholar-in-Residence is funded through the generosity of the
Marcus Leadership Institute Endowment Fund.

Sat, March 2 2024 22 Adar I 5784