On Sunday, Sept. 22, Temple Sholom in Greenwich held a special Ribbon-Cutting and Blessing Ceremony to celebrate the installation of its new brick walkway. The new front walkway features bricks of all sizes with engraved messages that illustrate the past, present and future of Temple Sholom.
“May these bricks that we consecrate today bring blessings to our congregational family,” said Temple Sholom’s Brick Campaign co-chairs Alexandra Hochman (Temple Sholom’s president), Hillary Rosenthal and Alisa Savitz, as part of a blessing prepared for them by the congregation’s senior rabbi, Mitchell M. Hurvitz. The three women helped cut the walk’s ceremonial blue ribbon.
“As we walk upon them into the entrance of our Temple Doors, may we continue to receive all those who hunger for love, all who are lonely for fellowship,” they continued. “May we welcome all who have cares to unburden, thanks to express, and hopes to nurture. May this pathway we have dedicated together lead to a spiritual home that welcomes all who seek serenity, renewal, and peace. May we all be able to walk upon these bricks knowing that it leads us to a richer, more meaningful life.”
Main Photo: (l to r) Hillary Rosenthal, Alisa Savitz and Alexandra Hochman.