Congregation Beth Ahm
362 Palisado Ave.
Windsor, CT 06095
860-688-9989

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GREATER HARTFORD BEAT THE CLOCK AUCTION
GREATER HARTFORD BEAT THE CLOCK AUCTION


FROM OUR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:   

Children’s stories often feature super heroes, characters who can leap over tall buildings in a single bound or stop dams from bursting and washing away small towns. These super heroes, with their cunning, creativity and perfect timing, show up at just the right moment to set the planet back on its axis and the story ends with a flourish. Contrary to Little Golden Books’ tradition, however, there are no super heroes for Congregation Beth Ahm. On Thursday, June 21st, we will hold a Community Open House to thank the businesses and organizations in the greater Windsor area who have so loyally supported us over the past nearly seventy years. We would love to have a good turnout of our members on that day and on Saturday, June 23rd, when we will hold our last Shabbat service, followed by a luncheon.

Then the next day on Sunday, we will remove the last Torah from the ark and begin the long walk to Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor, where it will be delivered to its new home. On the way out the front door, we will remove the mezuzah. Except for a few days of packing up the remaining items that are coming with us, 362 Palisado Avenue will no longer be our home.

So, we don’t have super heroes, but we do have heroes, men and women of the synagogue who may not have X-ray vision or move faster than a speeding bullet, but they are my heroes because they show up. Time and time again, they are there when there is a death among our members and a shiva minyan is needed. Or the trash needs to be emptied. Or there is work to be done.  While we have been packing up the synagogue, old members have returned to help, full of fond memories about what Beth Ahm has meant to them over the years.

I am willing to risk leaving out a number of heroes by identifying a few, to offer my gratitude. First, Rabbi Alan, for joining us on this journey. You have encouraged us to think for ourselves, to be ourselves and to love ourselves. There is no one quite like you and you cannot be replaced. Ted Groenstein, you cannot pass by the building without stopping to check the mail, water the flowers or make sure that everything inside is OK. You give meaning to the word “Stewardship”. Laura Broxterman, we are reading the Kol right now because of your efforts. Any time there was a notice in the print or electronic media, it was because you put it out there. The world knows that we were here because of you. Karen Groenstein and Stacy Kowaluk, your wise financial oversight kept us solvent when many other wealthier congregations folded. You taught the board members how to manage a budget with little to manage, and we take that skill with us in the next leg of our journey. Marcia Heneson, you have been the patient overseer, the responsible, detail-oriented driving force behind this entire merger process. We have a place to go to, a welcoming new home, largely as a result of your efforts. You have been a warm, wonderful spirit, determined to see this process to completion and I will forever be grateful for your efforts. 


Shalom,

  
Marla Adelsberger, Executive Committee member




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