Installation Weekend of Rabbi Raysh Weiss Friday, November 22 Saturday, November 23 Sunday, November 24 We are thrilled to announce the installation of our new Rabbi, Raysh Weiss, on the weekend of November 22 - 24, 2019. Rabbi Weiss will begin her tenure at Beth El this summer as she and her family, Rabbi Jonah Rank and daughters, Ariana and Meital, transition from Halifax, Nova Scotia. We will host a three-day celebration for the community with something for everyone. Rabbinic installation is a long –standing tradition in the Conservative movement as we welcome our new spiritual leader.
We are just starting to plan the weekend activities, so if you weren’t able to attend the first planningmeeting, please reach out to any of the committee chairs listed below, as there are many opportunities to be involved. The big news is that we have confirmed our keynote entertainment will be the Jewish a cappella group Pizmon, encompassed by students. Pizmon is the only co-ed Jewish a cappella group of Columbia, BARNARD, and JTS. They are a fabulous group of students which includes our own Gil Levitan.
Pizmon will join us through the weekend which will include a musical Shabbat Service and dinner Friday evening, Saturday Shabbat Services followed by a congregational luncheon with zmirot (singing) and our big fundraising event Saturday night, followed by a Sunday morning program for the students of FJLC.
This should be a wonderful weekend of sharing, singing and celebration for Beth El and Rabbi Weiss and her family. We hope you can be part of the fun and look for future updates as they become available.