More than 200 community members were in attendance Friday, Sept. 23, to witness the installation of Rabbi Rebekah Goldman as the new spiritual leader of Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation in Simsbury. Both current and former congregants of the Reform synagogue, as well as clergy from local churches, joined in the warm and welcoming spiritual moment in the life of the congregation. We are blessed to have Rabbi Bekah as our new spiritual leader. Leading the official installation ceremony was Rabbi Daniel Dan Judson of Boston Hebrew College, who was one of Rabbi Bekah’s rabbinical school teachers.
CAP: Joining Rabbi Bekah Goldman (center) at her installation as spiritual leader of Farmington Valley Jewish Congregation were synagogue president Paula Schwartz (left) and religious school principal Marian Kleinman.