Dear Temple Israel community and devotees of our Cantor,
Ecclesiastes wrote: To everything there is a season…a time to laugh and a time to cry…
This past Spring, we wrote you to let you know that our beloved Cantor will retire June 30, 2020. Though it makes us sad, we also know that there is much to celebrate. Now that his retirement is 18 months away, we have a lot of celebrating and honoring to plan and experience.
The purpose of this letter is to involve those interested to help organize and prepare for some wonderful moments that year. We have a general outline, but there are many details still to plan. We also want to make you aware of some important dates.
Cantor Einhorn Victory Tour to Greece and IsraelJanuary 30 – February 9, 2020Team Captains: Michael Zimman and Ellen RovnerImagine yourself touring a castle in Thessalonika, Greece during the day and celebrating Shabbat with the local Jewish community there as the sun sets. Together we will experience the seamless connection between ancient and new. In Athens, we will explore deep roots and blossoming branches of the history, culture, and beauty of the city and its intersections with Jewish life, past, present, and future. We will take a short flight to Israel and tour Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and explore the Ramon crater towards the south. Join Cantor Einhorn, Rabbi Zecher, and Ellen Rovner and Michael Zimman, trip chairs. View more trip details.
Stepping Out 2020 in Honor of Cantor Roy EinhornFebruary 29, 2020Team Captains: TBD
Celebration Weekend: Our past associate and senior rabbis as well as the cantors he has mentored already have the date on their calendars!April 24, 2020: A Qabbalat Shabbat filled with loveApril 25, 2020: Saturday afternoon followed by HavdalahTeam Captains: Susan Michaels and Susan Ridker
Wyner Museum Exhibit to Showcase a Brilliant CantorateOpening Winter 2020Team Captains: Pam Goodman and Harriet Greenfield
Fundraising in Honor of Cantor EinhornTeam Captains: TBD
If you would like to be involved, please choose your team(s) of interest here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help plan.
We will be celebrating Cantor Einhorn in 2020! It’s never too early to prepare for spectacular ways to honor our cantor! In addition to the teams listed above, there will be other celebrations added, including with the FJECC Preschool and the Religious school. Those dates are forthcoming – stay tuned!
As always, we welcome your ideas and feedback. Please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Rabbi Elaine Zecher Jennifer Weber
Senior Rabbi Year of Cantor Einhorn Chair