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Beth Aaron Celebrated its 38th Honoring the Friedmans and the Feinbergs

Teaneck—Two couples instrumental in building Congregation Beth Aaron into the thriving kehilla it is today were honored by 275 guests at the shul’s 38th Annual Journal Dinner recently. Guests of Honor Roz and Ira Friedman were feted for 23 years of service to the shul. With his financial background, Ira offers his expertise as the Financial Arrangements committee chairman and negotiator of the rabbi’s contracts and led the Constitution Committee. Roz, as a librarian with a love for children, participated in the Library Committee, was chairperson of the Youth Committee, and served on the Rabbinic Search Committee. They are also involved in several community efforts and work quietly behind the scenes to help those in need. The Shelly Leffel Service Awardees, Barbara and Kal Feinberg, will be making Aliyah this summer to join their children who have already forged that path. They have been in Teaneck since 1974, when Beth Aaron was a nascent congregation, with just a small group of families, and they have been involved in its growth ever since. Kal served in numerous capacities on several committees from Building to Dinner to Gabbai. Barbara was involved with many shul activities, and served as Sisterhood president for two years. Most noteworthy to current members is that Kal has served as a very talented Baal Tokeah for 36 of the last 37 years, blowing shofar for the main minyan on Rosh Hashanah every year. Rabbi Larry Rothwachs, beloved rabbi for the last 11 years at Beth Aaron, spoke fondly of each of the honorees and made presentations to them on behalf of the shul. Kal spoke movingly about the meaning of shofar and shared one last tekiah with the kehilla at the end of the evening. He also presented a shofar from his private collection to the shul as a keepsake. For more information about Cong. Beth Aaron, and to be hosted for a Shabbat, visit www.bethaaron.org.

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