President’s Kol Nidre Appeal

G’mar chatimah tovah.  May you be sealed in the book of life for a good year.   Here I am –  my last Kol Nidre appeal. To me this this is a bittersweet moment, from now on I will be able to enjoy services with my wife and family. I will not have to torture…

President’s Speech Rosh Hashanah

L’ Shana Tova I would like to welcome our members, their families and our guests to our High Holy Days services. As I go into my fifth and final year as President of Adat Chaverim and before I review some of the highlights of my five years and then talk about my goals for Adat…

Response to the Orlando Shooting

To all the Congregants of Adat Chaverim, Since Sunday morning our hearts are saddened. We do not have words and we offer our condolences, support and prayers to the victims and their families of the Orlando mass shooting attack. As Jews, we have been impacted many times by violence and terror attacks, recently and over…

Chag Sameach

Dear Community of Friends, Sibylle and I would like to send all of you our Passover greetings. May your homes be filled with friends and family and wonderful scents of Passover cooking. This morning I was thinking back at the time when I was to recite the 4 questions. Before each Seder my mother and…

We are Adat Chaverim

A word from our President: Welcome members, guests, family and friends to our URJ award winning Super Shabbat. First let me thank Rabbi Sternman for leading us in prayer. Jonathan Goldstein for filling our Sanctuary with spirit through song. Thank you to our Brotherhood and Sisterhood for their participation in this wonderful service and a…

Why? is the question – our answers may vary

  “Why?” Like many of you, I ask myself this question over and over since it pertains to all aspects of my life. I don’t plan to review all parts of my life here, but I would like to share my answer to “Why?” since it influences my involvement in Adat Chaverim. Many a night…

President Speech for Capital Campaign Kick Off

Good evening my Family, my Community of Friends, It is so lovely to see all of you here tonight. We are at an exciting moment in the history of Adat Chaverim. For many years we have been thinking about a new location, a new building for us, for our community. We thought about it, we…