Rabbi Pinsky Tribute Book
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. . . to do justice, and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
A Retirement Tribute to Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky
Temple Beth Torah June 1, 2013
Message from the Co-Chairs of the Rabbi Pinsky Retirement Tribute Committee
When we were asked to co-chair Rabbi Pinsky's Retirement Tribute Committee, we were both honored to be chosen. We knew the importance of giving Rabbi Pinsky a farewell befitting his loyal and dedicated service. We realized that we shared a common goal, to ensure that Rab-bi Pinsky would have the special weekend he so deserves. It didn't take long for us to devel-op a wonderful friendship making it such a pleasure to plan these events together. Over the past year, we have had the opportunity to get to know Rabbi Pinsky and his wife Lisa on a deeper level and that has been a blessing. One of the things that we have enjoyed the most is reading the tributes to Rabbi Pinsky as they came in from all over the country. It is clear that he has walked life's path with all of us. We want to personally thank each and every one of you for sharing your kind words and for giving so generously to the Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky Tribute Fund. Rabbi Pinsky once said "A rabbi's world is his or her people. . ." He has given much of his strength, wisdom and love to so many people. It is evident that Rabbi Pinsky's world will continue after his retirement. We would also like to share our thanks with our hard working committee who put in many hours and ideas to make this weekend possible. This eventful weekend would not have hap-pened without you. Thank you Amy Bergman, Cheryl Cordes, Ian Cordes, Rich Lebowitz, Louise Marks, Lorena Powell, Marcia Weber and Janna Zaidspiner. This letter would be re-miss without thanking Lois Pesaturo and Beth Tanner for all of their help and support in plan-ning this special tribute to Rabbi Pinsky. Lastly, we want to thank the entire Congregation of Temple Beth Torah for supporting us in this once in a lifetime happening. Rabbi Pinsky, may your retirement be all you want it to be. Please never forget you belong to a family of families. B'Shalom Mandy Rubenstein Sue Thornton Co-Chairperson Co-Chairperson
Our Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky was born in New York City and grew up in the Riverdale section of the Bronx., graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was ordained a Rabbi in Israel in 1971 by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity by his alma-mater in 1996. Rabbi Pinsky began his rabbinic career as the Assistant and then the Associate Rabbi of Temple Beth-El in Great Neck, New York. Five years later, he was named Rabbi of Temple Sinai of Bergen County located in Tenafly, New Jersey. In July 1981, Rabbi Pinsky was invited to become the Associate Rabbi of Temple Israel, Minnesotas largest congregation, with a membership of over two thousand households. He was elected Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in 1986 and remained in that position until 1991 when he was named Regional Director of the Midwest Council of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations now known as the Union for Reform Judaism by the late Rabbi Alexander M. Schindler. In that capacity, he maintained contact with sixty-five congregations in the Unions Midwest Region stretching from Knoxville, Tennessee in the East to Grand Junction, Colorado and Casper, Wyoming in the West traveling widely from his office in St. Louis, Missouri. During his tenure in Minneapolis, Rabbi Pinsky was part of a national movement dedicated to moving Reform worship toward a more traditional style including a wider use of Hebrew in the liturgy, a greater emphasis on ritual as well as an increase in the depth and breadth of Jewish education for young people and adults. In the larger Minnesota community, Rabbi Pinsky was appointed to a committee by the late Governor Rudy Perpich whose purpose was to establish an institution which would serve the humanitarian needs of its citizens. Along with the Presidents of the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic, the Dean of the University of Minnesotas Law School and other state notables, Rabbi Pinsky helped establish the Center for the Victims of Torture which he later served as Co-Chair of its Board. The Center is now internationally recognized as a premier institution for serving the needs of a growing population of torture victims in the United States and worldwide. Rabbi Pinsky also served as State Chair of the Midwest Rhodes Scholarship Committee and on the boards of such diverse institutions as the Park-Nicollet Medical Foundation, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Bishop Preuss Leadership Award of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Alfred Adler Institute of Minnesota, Planned Parenthood of Minnesota and the famed Childrens Theater Company in Minneapolis. In addition, Rabbi Pinsky served as a member of the Joint Rabbinic Placement Commission of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and two separate terms on the Joint Commission on Synagogue Music of the Reform Movement. One of his most significant accomplishments was helping to develop the Interfaith Circles program which was created to foster Christian Jewish dialogue which is still in use nationwide.
Throughout his career, Rabbi Pinsky has been active in local and national activities, has an extensive history of commitment to both Jews and Christians and has been the recipient of numerous awards for his dedication to the community at large. While serving as the UAHC Regional Director in St. Louis, Rabbi Pinsky continued his work in community outreach by serving as Vice-President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Jewish Congress, Secretary of the St. Louis Rabbinic Association and President of the Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis, the largest interfaith organization in Missouri. He also served on the Boards of the St. Louis Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Relations Council.
In July of 1996, Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky became the spiritual leader of Temple Beth Torah in Wellington, Florida a Reform congregation serving the western communities of Palm Beach County and he was installed in his new position by Rabbi Schindler. During his seventeen years of leadership, Temple Beth Torah has more than doubled in size growing from two hundred to over four hundred fifty families. As the result of his dedication and caring, the congregation has become a premier congregation in South Florida and has served as a model for other mid-sized synagogues throughout the nation. It serves as an example of how a congregation can continue to grow yet remain committed to the spiritual, cultural and educational needs of its members. In Rabbi Pinskys own words: Temple Beth Torah is a congregation to which people come to heighten their joys and soften their sorrows. It is a mishpachat mishpachot a family of families committed to the values and traditions of our Reform movement and to its mission of reaching out to members and its community ldor vador from generation to generation.
While serving the spiritual and pastoral needs of Temple Beth Torahs growing membership, Rabbi Pinsky continued his passion for interfaith dialogue and cooperation. He served for nine years as Co-Chair of the Interfaith Clergy Council of the Palm Beaches along with Sister Roberta Popara. He also served as President of the Palm Beach County Board of Rabbis, on the Executive Committee of the of the Jewish Community Relations Council and has served on the boards of the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee and Planned Parenthood of Palm Beach County. According to The Palm Beach Post, Rabbi Pinsky is considered to be one of the charismatic preachers of Palm Beach County.
Rabbi Pinsky resides in Wellington with his wife, Lisa, who recently retired after sixteen years of service as Assistant Principal of the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy in West Palm Beach. They are the proud parents of two grown children. Their son, Seth, currently serves as President of the New York City Economic Development Commission and his daughter-in-law, Angela, is the Executive Vice-President of the Real Estate Board of New York. They live in Park Slope, Brooklyn along with their son Theo who was born last Thanksgiving morning. Their daughter, Kira, and her husband, Seth Blakeley, live in Fort Collins, Colorado with their two daughters Ella, who is eight years old, and Sasha, who is five years old.
To everything there is a season, and a purpose under the sun May this new chapter in you and Lisas lives, bring to you peace in heart, mind and soul, and memories to last a lifetime. It has been our pleasure to have you for our spiritual leader. Fondly, Barbara and Art
Thank you for your wisdom, sense of humor, ability to make each of us feel special and your dedication to Temple Beth Torah and the Jewish community.
We wish you, Lisa and your beautiful family
health and happiness.
All our love,
Scott, Mandy, Matthew & Andrew Rubenstein
Thanks for the memories !!! The Steinberg Family Seth, Elizabeth,
Lauren, Andrew, & Allyson
God directs our paths in life, the places we will go, the many ways our lives are changed by everyone we know...
...and sometimes He provides for us a very special friend whose love and understanding know no limit, know no end.
Thank you for being a wonderful Rabbi, Person, and FRIEND!!!
We could NEVER thank you enough for EVERYTHING you have done for our family and for my parents Murray and Beatrice Weinstein when they were ill and eventually passed away.
We love you and will miss you dearly as our Rabbi
Love, The Dimaiwat Family
Edcel, Julie, Hannah, and Joshua
Rabbi, Joshua , Steven, Rebecca and Irene and Joel wish you all of the best as you begin the next phase of your life. You have been a great source of inspiration & peace to our family. Warmest Regards & Love, The Levine Family
For the comfort, spiritual guidance and help that you have rendered to the Newman Family, we wish you the best in your retirement. You have been a rock and pillar of the temple. L. Mark Newman and the LM Newman Family Foundation
To our dear friend Rabbi Stephen Pinsky, How can we Thank you for you many years of guidance and friendship? Our lives have been immeasurably enriched by your leadership. You and Lisa will always be special members of our family. May you be blessed with good health, vitality and fulfillment in your next chapter. With Love and Admiration, The Children and Grandchildren and Great Grandchild of Rose and Marshall Yasuna
To my wonderful old friend and great Rabbi May your well deserved retirement be filled with joy and with good deeds for which you are well known. I wish you and Lisa all that retired life brings to a man and woman of such esteem. Love, Richard Wolfman
To a wonderful Rabbi and an old and dear friend
May your retirement be as fruitful and
rewarding as your Rabbinate
Stuart and Marian Gertman
Mazel Tov on the completion of one chapter and beginning of the next one! We could not be more proud of you and all your accomplishments. We are sorry for Temple Beth Torahs loss, but thrilled that we will now get more of your time With Love and Affection, Your Family (Seth, Angela, Theo, Kira, Seth, Ella, Sasha and Kava)
Rabbi Steven and Lisa, Best wishes for a happy healthy and long retirement for both of you. We are honored to call you our friends and will always treasure our relationship. With our love, Former Mayor Tom and Regis Wenham
Tribute to Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky: I have known Rabbi Pinsky ever since he was the Regional Director and I was the President of the Midwest Region of the UAHC. Naturally we had many problems to solve. Naturally we solved them magnificently well. Frequently there are some disagreements between a Rabbis leadership and the Reform leadership, but Rabbi Pinsky was a healer of spirit and spread love wherever he went. I know that he will continue to do this and more power to him! Paul Uhlmann, Jr.
Lisa and Stephen: It is not the place that honors the person but the person that honors the place. (Talmud Taanit 21b)
You were among the first persons we met in Wellington when we were looking for a community. You helped us conclude that Wellington was the place for us and the rest is history Yasher Koach on your years of service to our congregation, our community and our movement. You have brought honor to this place with your caring, loving relationship with us all and it is our turn to honor you. May your lives continue to be blessed with good health and good fortune. We are all blessed to have arrived at this day together. Thank you for your friendship, your guidance, your encouragement and your leadership. With great affection, Earlene, Eric, Sara and Philip Bakerman
In honor of our 25th wedding anniversary
Andrew Schlein & Debra Weinstein
From the Kaplan Family Originally from Great Neck, now from Fairfax, VA, Buffalo, NY, Norwich, VT, Glen Ridge, NJ, Summit, NJ and Columbia, SC 3 Bar Mitzvahs, 2 Weddings and a lot of love and guidance over the years. With much love, gratitude and best wishes to Rabbi Steve and Lisa Saul & Susan, Bob & Jean, Aaron & Deb, Dan & Amy, Matt & Kim, Gene & Elena
Lucian & Florica Ieremia
Thank you for seventeen wonderful years of spiritual leadership from the Temple Beth Torah
Officers & Board of Trustees 2013 Officers President Sara Marcus Vice President Susan Kellner Vice President Philip Levine Treasurer Rich Lebowitz Secretary Marcia Weber Trustees Alisa Adler Alan Herzlin Heather Andrews Peggy Kroll Eric Bakerman Fran Lerner ZL Vicki Buckstein Diane Marks Marci Chaves Sherrie Rosen Cheryl Cordes Mandy Rubenstein Ian Cordes Steve Warner Stuart Hack Sylvia Windmueller Joel Zaidspiner Ex-Officio Trustees Immediate Past President Louis Marks Sisterhood Co-President Darlene Lebowitz/Andi Parker Brotherhood President Jeffrey Sharkey Youth Group President Alex Chaves
From Preschool to Bat Mitzvah to Confirmation and Graduation, during our family joys and sorrows, from home to new home, with laughter and tears Always there for us, just a call away. Always available for anyone who needed you We love you dearly, miss you already and wish you & Lisa all the best Shelly, Brooke & Dara Sandler
In Honor of Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky
How does one go about paying tribute to a Rabbi who has touched both our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren so profoundly?
WITH A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFICULTY!!!
Rabbi, you exemplify such dedication, warmth, compassion, charisma, and courage that you not only have made a deep impact on all your congregants but on the Jewish community on the local, national and international levels.
Even in the face of opposition you have remained steadfast in your beliefs and, thus served as a role model to all of us. You have very large shoes to fill and it is going to be very hard to find someone to take your place. Services at Temple Beth Torah will not be the same without your presence on the bimah. Selfishly we will miss you very much but we understand that need for you and Lisa to have more time for each other, your children and your grandchildren.
We can only say Todah Rabah Rabbi, for all that you have given us. We hope and pray that you will have many years to enjoy all that life has to offer.
Carol and Arnold Bergman
15 years of friendship, spiritual leadership, laughs and tearstruly worth the move from
Miami Shores Congratulations & all the best in the
next chapter of your life.
Fred and Jane Shuster
Mazel Tov to
Rabbi Stephen Pinsky Its our pride and pleasure to celebrate a lifetime of dedication to Judaism and the Jewish people, commitment to community,
and love of family.
With warm wishes and lots of love on this very special occasion.
Yasher Koach from your family!
Susan Asher Scott, Dana, Arielle & Juliana
Larry, Janpei & Jeremiah Scott, Karen, Stephanie & Eric
Dear Rabbi Pinsky, You have been a true spiritual leader for us during the past fourteen years. You have been with us in times of sorrow and have shared our joys as well. We thank you for all that you have done and for your guidance in the past. We wish you joy and fulfillment as you journey through the next years together with Lisa. With affection Carol and Edward Cohen
My Dear Stephen: Teacher, Guide and Friend Having been with you since our first meeting at the Rabbinical Search Committee in 1996, it has been one of my greatest privileges to have partnered with you in bringing our beloved congregation to a place of honor within the religious community and the Union for Reform Judaism. I am grateful for your initial guidance and constant encouragement in my work here at Temple Beth Torah and for our Reform Movement that we cherish so deeply. Your care and personal support of me and my family in good times and difficult times will remain with me always as an abiding benediction. May God grant you, Lisa and your entire family peace, love, wonderful health and much joy. Lshalom! Alan Dr. Alan Herzlin
Past President, Temple Beth Torah
Member, Board of Trustees, Union for Reform Judaism
Rabbi and Lisa The Shapiro family will miss you greatly. You have seen us through sad times and the best of times. We are forever grateful With Love, Ellen &Steven, Jennifer & Kevin, Taryn & Dan
To Rabbi Pinsky
Wishing you Good Luck and Good Health on your retirement
To Stephen & Lisa
HAPPY TRAVELING and don't forget
Fondly, Helen F. Kaplan
Wishing Stephen and Lisa a retirement filled with health, happiness and no schedule in the
Joyce and Ivan Portnoy and Family
Mazel Tov on your retirement. We hope to share good things with your for
many years to come.
With great affection, Linda & Bennett Politzer
Thank you for your years of dedicated service to Temple Beth Torah.
Your encouragement and support have meant more than mere words can express
Love the Kellner Family
With all of our love and good wishes on your retirement, we will miss you. You
welcomed us into this community and made us feel as one of the family. Although you
are retiring, you will still be a part of our family.
Love, Mel & Judy Zupnick Toby, Felicia & Marcus Pina
Rabbi Pinsky, With our gratitude for your love and dedication to Temple Beth Torah and to our family, we wish you the very best on your retirement from the rabbinate. As our children who you guided from infancy to adulthood begin their own Jewish journey, we can only hope that they will live their lives remembering the lessons you shared. We will miss having you as our Rabbi and want to wish you and Lisa a lifetime of happiness as you embark on the next phase in your life. With all our love, The Weber Family Scott, Marcia, Amy, Jay and Julie
Dear Rabbi Pinsky:
Thank you for your sixteen years of Rabbinic leadership and for partnering with our lay leaders to grow a vibrant house of worship and meeting place that is the center of Reform Judaism in the Western suburbs.
Thank you for your friendship and for always being there for us in good times and in times of trial. You have enhanced our appreciation of our faith and its oral and written traditions. You have been a proud and effective leader in Israel.
Thank you for sermons that were meaningful, provocative, and current. You were not afraid to take positions that did not meet the thinking of all the congregants. Personally, we loved them.
Our very best to Lisa and you as you join us in the land of retirement. May the two of you continue to enjoy and love each other for many years to come, and may you continue to go from strength to strength, ad meah vesrin. With great love and respect,
Audrey and Charlie Lipton Elise and Lee Nagler
Cheryl & Morty Jacobwitz
A Rabbi affects eternity; he can never tell where his
Wishing you all the best as you begin your lifes next journey.
Danielle and David Ockman
Marilyn and Alan LeRoy
Susan and Tim Poppell
Sedra and Allen Rutman
Ruth R. Koeppel
All our best wishes to Rabbi Pinsky and his family on his retirement
The Stanley and Luella Goldberg Family
L to R: Back Row: Dan and Martha Goldberg Aronson, Fred Goldberg with Jeanne, Luella and Stan Goldberg, Stephanie Luger (Rabbi Pinsky officiated at
her naming) Josh Luger, Ellen Goldberg Luger; 2nd
Row: Sam Aronson, Rosalie Goldberg with Josephine;
Front Row: Max Aronson and Robbie Aronson
To my cherished friends, Lisa and Rabbi Stephen Pinsky
Enjoy your well earned retirement. I am confident that both of you will make it a productive, gratifying and meaningful experience just as mine has been.
With much love, Phil Aronson
Philip Aronson, F.T.A.
Executive Director Emeritus
Temple Emanu-El of the city of Yonkers, NY where I prepared Stephen for his Bar Mitzvah and where Lisa and Stephen were married.
Judge Jesse and Thelma Eisen and Simon and Ruth Pinsky where active and valued members.
You have been our friend and spiritual foundation throughout our life's journey.
May the future paths you follow be full of love, luck and laughter.
Gratitude is the memory of the heart. With love,
Cheryl, Stephen, Jesse and Alison Stolow Sedra and Allen Rutman
Iryssa and Adam Jackowitz
It's amazing what a little Jewish Geography will uncover. We hope you and Lisa enjoy your retirement as much as
we have ours. Linda and Bob Feld
Dearest Rabbi Pinsky and Lisa, You have been an inspiration for us all. We appreciate you
helping to raise our children, fill our lives with joy and being our friends.
We love you more than words can express. We wish you a wonderful retirement, but we'll bring you back to
join us under the chuppah. All of our love,
Debbie, Andy, Sarah and Eliza
Thank you for officiating at all of our family simchas and for your friendship.
Mazel Tov on your Retirement.
Bill, Carole, Allison and Rachel Greenspan
Congratulations on your retirement. We look forward to even more of your exciting trip reports.
Loren & Jennifer Wimpfheimer
Renne & Larry Chaifety
Justin & Shelly Wimpfheimer
We can never thank you enough for the many times that you guided us through life's milestones both in joy and in
sadness. We were blessed to have you in our lives.
Lisa, Ayla, Luke, Mindy, Julie, Cary, Erica, Janice
Thank you for your friendship and support.
Jessica is very grateful for all of your guidance and encouragement during her 3 years at TBT.
Best of luck and enjoyment in your retirement.
Come visit Texas!
Jessica, George and Andrea Starkschall
Mazel Tov to you and your family on your retirement
You have been a beacon of light to all you have touched!
Dennis and Nancy
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
You are a true mentsch in every sense of the word. We salute and applaud you for all you have accomplished during your career in the rabbinate. We wish you good health and
happiness in this new chapter in your life.
With love and admiration
Susan and Harvey Morgan
On April 15, 1979, 34 years ago, you married us in your study at Temple Sinai in Tenafly, NJ and invited us to join that
congregation. We did. Here in Wellington you made the same invitation and now we are your congregants again.
We have gratefully appreciated your friendship and support the last 34 years and have been happy and proud to have called you, not only our
Rabbi, but our dear friend.
We wish you and Lisa a happy and health retirement, lots of nachas from your grandchildren, and look forward to many more years of friendship.
Danielle & Harvey Levinsohn
With appreciation and thanks for the past
With anticipation and best wishes for the future
May this next chapter of your life bring adventure, happiness and fulfillment
Eileen and Barry Eckhaus
Enjoy your retirement!
Ellen & Michael Jocabs
With best wishes for a happy retirement to a very caring special person.
Unselfish, supportive, empathetic, gracious, generous and always caring, Rabbi Pinsky is a rabbi who is always available and ready to help whenever you need him.
After conducting three Rosh Hashanah services in one day at Temple Israel in Minneapolis on October 4, 1986, Rabbi Pinsky delayed going home to his family for their holiday dinner so he could conduct My (Joan) and Arnold Feinbergs wedding service to accommodate our children who had to return to college out of town early the next morning. I will never forget his act of graciousness and generosity and my appreciation knows no bounds.
Lisa Pinsky, the Rabbis beautiful and intelligent wife, has always been supportive and helpful and is an asset to the congregation and community. They are, indeed, a very rare couple. As the saying goes: They will be a hard act to follow.
Joan M. Feinberg
We first got to know each other, during our college years, when we were both staff members at the UAHCs Eisner Camp in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. We later continued our friendship as rabbinic colleagues. Moving to Florida in 2005, has given us the wonderful opportunity of being your congregants.
Temple Beth Torah has been fortunate to have you for so many years serving as their rabbi. You are among the mot talented rabbis in the contemporary rabbinate. You have used your numerous fine qualities of mind and spirit to infuse this congregation with vitality and its members with an understanding and a love of Judaism.
We wish you and Lisa much good health and happiness in your retirement.
In Friendship, Paul and Rita Menitoff
From your former congregants at Temple Sinai in New Jersey
The Herling Family
Rochelle Lynn Limmer
Thank you for your teaching
Thank you for your consoling
Thank you for your humor
Thank you for your friendship
Thank you for your love
Thank you for being you
May your retirement be filled with health, love and peace.
Sue & Jim Thornton
Jodi & Jacob Kaufman
May the future be as fulfilling as the past
Mazel Tov! Wishing you well in all your future endeavors.
We will miss you.
With much love, The Plaxen Family
You welcomed us into your heart and our new home, shared your knowledge, sense of humor and love, been with us in happy and sad times, graced us with your fabulous letters that always made us feel so special and mostly just been a "real" person who we will miss so very much!
Love and best wishes to you and Lisa in this new chapter of your lives,
Janna, Joel, Ali & Noah Zaidspiner
Thank you Rabbi Pinsky for
being such an important part of the most important day of my life: The Mikveh for my son Robbie.
With love, Mindy and Robbie Kramer
With Love and Best Wishes
For a Happy Retirement
Temple Beth Torah
Dear Stephen and Lisa
To New Beginnings Love, Phyllis and Marvin Weinstein
With all Best Wishes
From the Family
It has been a joy and a
privilege to have known you
and have had you for my Rabbi.
Jacob says, "You will be my Rabbi forever".
Lots of Love,
The Sinclair's, Michael, Susan and of course Jacob
Our best wishes on your retirement! May you and Lisa be blessed with good health, happiness, wonderful travel adventures and lots of visits
with your grandchildren!!! With love,
Carol and Alan Shapiro
Thank you for sharing your wisdom, life experiences, and for enriching
our lives. Your guidance and support has always been much
appreciated. We wish you all the best in the next chapter of your life.
Debbie, Barry, Ariana and Myles Cohen
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
We will miss you terribly and have some comfort knowing we will still see you at services. You have a most special place in the hearts of the Powells. We have shared a nice history together since we moved to Wellington and you came to bless our home and place our mezuzah. We love you and think you are super special man and so handsome too!!! With much love, The Powells Lu, Rich, Arianna & Gabby
Dear Rabbi, Thanks for being such an integral
part of our family's milestones. We wish you the best on the next
part of your journey.
Love, Cindy, Mark,
Aaron and Matthew Albers
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
May you, Lisa and your family enjoy a healthy, happy retirement.
We thank you for the time you spent with uslistening and comforting us.
Doris and Karl Fishman
Wishing my friend , teacher, mentor and colleague all the best as he
celebrates an extraordinary career!
Rabbi Howard L. Jaffe Temple Isaiah, Lexington, Ma and
To a fabulous teacher,
Many Blessings for a wonderful future!
Rev. Gloria Stanchak Alexander
Best wishes for a happy, healthy
and fulfilling retirement. Warmest regards always, Dale and Susan Knight
Reminiscences galore Affection always Blessing abound Blechers applaud Inspirations shared.
BHATZLECHAH Ruthe and Saul ZL
and All in our Family
Thanks for being such an important part of our lives!
The Parker Family Andi & Ron
Lee & Charlie
Thank you for your years of dedicated synagogue and
Mazel Tov and best wishes!
Cynnie S. List
Steven, youre about to retire Youve been our friend, our mentor, One we
truly admire Youre now on your way To new things every day
Hope the future is all you desire
Carole & Donald Aronson
Best wishes on your retirement
Cindy Gold & Rabbi Laurie Gold
Thank You for your inspiring Leadership.
Good Health, Happiness and nochas to you and Lisa
Very much love,
You laughed and joked with us in times of celebration. You guided
and comforted us in times of sadness
Rabbi Pinsky, We wish you all the best!
The Richardson Family
We are so pleased that you met our expectations of restoring our congregation. Your love and
compassion brought growth and happiness to everyone.
We can only wish you and Lisa happiness and especially enjoy your
Roz and Morris Ball and Family
God bless you and Temple Beth Torah as you move into the next chapter of service to The Lord.
Your friends from St. Davids
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
As you move onto new hopes and dreams in retirement you will leave behind those of us that love you with strength and wisdom to continue on our road of life with continued love of our Jewish identity and belief in our Family of Families at Temple Beth Torah
With Love, Cheryl and Ian Cordes Ashley, Josh, Sara Daniel
It is a simcha to celebrate this magnificent milestone in your career.
Thank you for enriching our lives in so many ways.
The McDole Family Michael, Karen, Ariel & Madi
Betty Borman & Family
With all our love,
Cheryll and Richard
For 17 years we have been blessed with Rabbi Pinskys spiritual leaders intellect and his acts of kindness and humanity. His Jewishness has been a continuing light for our family, the Temple and the Wellington and South Beach communities.
May his coming years in retirement bring him the fulfillment & happiness he deserves.
With all our best wishes and love The Palmer Family
Thank you for every single thing. Best wishes for your future
With love from Dulcie and my whole family
Happy & Healthy Retirement
The Ferman Family
Joan & Dennis Poster
Dearest Rabbi and Lisa,
Your whole family will always hold a very special place in my heart.
We wish for you all of the lifes blessing to continue, as you savor this wonderful time in your lives.
All our love,
Shira & Steven
To a friendship of many years and a bright future.
Much love to Lisa & Steve
Freyda & Richard Simon
Ted, Erin, Sydney & Andrew Schiff
Honoring the contributions you have made to so many lives
Renee & Michael Popkin
Wishing you all good things in your retirement. You will be sorely missed!
The Kalish & Goldbettor Families
Congratulations on a job well-done for forty-one years!
With our best wishes to you and Lisa
Sending love from Great Neck, and for giving us a spiritual start.
Leslie and Dean
Wishing you a peace of mind and the satisfaction of knowing that you
have touched and enriched countless lives, including ours
Ellen and Phil
You have been a beacon of light, remarkably transcending the hurdles of both distance and time. Best wishes in retirement.
Love, The Moedes (Jason, Bridget, Kyle and Elsa)
Wishing you a retirement filled with happiness, good health & peace
Bonnie & Jeff Abrams
A great Rabbi, a treasured friend
We wish you all those things we wish for ourselves.
Caryl and Martin Kahn Debbie, David, Justin, Elizabeth and Rebecca
Stanley & Judy Stein
The ministers, officers and the whole congregation of St. Peters join together in expressing our congratulations to Rabbi Pinsky on his retirement.
May God bless you richly in your retirement.
We wish you all the best in retirement
Vic & Melanie Greenstein
Stephen and Lisa!!!
Suellen & Mark Winer
Best wishes to the best Rabbi weve ever had and will probably every have. But we do believe in
Carol & Elliott Brody
Dear Rabbi Pinsky,
It has been our pleasure and honor to know you. We are sorry you will be leaving the temple to retire. However, we wish you and Lisa the very best of health and happiness always, wherever you venture forth.
Most sincerely, Marvin and Beverly Gareleck
Best Wishes to a Special Rabbi
The Litten Family
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
Though we have only known you for the past two years, we have thoroughly enjoyed our time knowing you. We wish you the very best for the years to come.
Fondly, Susan & Ed Davidson
Nancy Ohl & Peter Foss
Pray as if everything depends on God, Work as if everything depends on you.
I love this saying and value Rabbi Stephen Pinsky because he embodies it. He leads us, teaches us, and lectures us on strength of prayer, but at the same time, asks us to work for the betterment of the world. He knows that our efforts are essential to repair the world. Please offer your help in Rabbi Pinskys name.
Dear Rabbi Pinsky
We wish you a long and happy retirement.
Yehuda and Jennifer Konnan Deborah and David Jacob
Best Wishes for a long, happy & healthy retirement.
Carolyn & Michael Shapiro
Rabbi Stephen Pinsky
You have been a friend and religious leader to our family for over 30 years.
We wish you and Lisa lots of health and happiness in your retirement.
Marion, Alvin, Lisa Lori & Jodi (from Tenafly, NYC, Armonk & Boca Raton)
Mazel Tov on an exemplary career
Lois Rubin Chair, URJ South District
Thank you for your years of wise advice.
Happy and Healthy Retirement
Anita & Norton Waltuch
The Family of
Mike and Ruth Pomerantz
Celebrate Endings for They
Precede new Beginnings
Roger and Vicki Schwartz and Family
Shalom Aleicham Peace be with you
With best wishes for continued good works and a long life
Fondly Lee Sack
Good luck on your retirement.
We hope to see you back in NJ
Shelly & Justin
Wishing you and Lisa all of Gods blessingsgood health,
peace and joy
Judy & Martin Miller
May your steps be guided by the love you have in your heart and
have shared with us.
We will miss you!
We wish the best for you, Lisa ad your family in the years ahead!
Shalom, Arline & Noel Shevak and family
Congratulations on a great career!
Love, Patty and Warren Gelman
Mazel Tov to Rabbi Stephen H. Pinsky with wishes for happiness and good health for him and Lisa and their family and continuing best wishes to Temple Beth Torah
Paul Ganeles and Joan Merdinger and the Ganeles Clan
Mazel Tov on your retirement!
From your Minnesota Friends!
Jev and Patti Baskin Karen and Morris David man
Ron Krank Jeanne and Steve Prawer
Sue and Ev Weinstein
Mazel Tov on the many, successful years you have spent as Rabbi of Temple Beth Torah! In the short time we have been members, it has been our pleasure to get to know you! Best wishes for
a fulfilling retirement!! Fondly,
Karen and Steve Metzger
Thank you for being you and being there for us. We honor your wit, intelligence and empathy. Enjoy Retirement.
Gail, Dan, Monique Goldsmith
Dear Rabbi Pinsky, Mazel Tov on your much deserved
retirement! We wanted to express our deepest gratitude for being such an
outstanding Rabbi and friend to our family. You have always been there for our family when we needed you and we feel a special
bond with you. You will be greatly missed at Temple Beth Torah but we know that we will continue to see you and share simchas with you and your family. We wish you all
the best in your retirement: health, happiness and prosperity.
With much love, Robin, Jim, Emily and Jacob Shecter
Madeline and Henry Goldberg Stacy, Brittany, Ryan, Alex and Brooke
To my Rabbi and Teacher
Rabbi Beth H Klafter
Best Wishes Rabbi Pinksy
The Knoller Family
Wishing you happiness and good health to enjoy your retirement. Thanks for being
there for us in so many ways.
Love Roz and Mitch Sisle
Your Great Neck Friends
Nancy and Eric Schned
Dear Rabbi Pinsky.
With sincere gratitude for your tremendous contributions to our community. You have truly made a difference. Mazel Tov on the
well deserved honor.
Iris & Laurence Milstein
Very Best Wishes
As the kids would say Good Job!
Affectionately, Jane and Buddy
With our Best Wishes Always
Ursula & Harry Reiner
Accept A Rabbi Upon Yourself, Acquire A Friend For Yourself, And Judge Everyone Favorably
Deacon Stephen & Judy Hayes
Rabbi Pinsky you have meant a tremendous amount to our family over the years more than
you could know, as I am sure you have meant to countless others.
Love & best wishes upon your retirement
The Schemer Family
Rabbi & Lisa
To know you is to love you. Thank you for being there for us.
Selma & Saul Goldman
We think of you often & wish you, Lisa and your wonderful family much
good health & joy !
Miss you Jane & Bob
To our Dear Rabbi and Friend
You have been there for us in happy and sad times. We honor you for all you have
Love Wendy, Michael & Andrew Imber
My Rabbi & Lisa
Wishing you both the best of everything retirement offers!
Love & Best Wishes
Lois, Art, Chelsea & Michael Pesaturo
Rabbi Pinsky you have been an important part of our lives for 15 years. Thank you for your guidance, friendship & love. We wish you and
Lisa all the best during your retirement.
Love Sharon, Gregg, Jack, Ian & Alicia Lowenstein
To our Dear Friends Stephen and his amazing wife Lisa Our best wishes go out to
you both as you embark on th is exciting chapter of your lives!
With much love,
Robbie Puritz-Hayes & Michael Hayes
Dear Rabbi & Lisa
May your next adventure fulfill your dreams
Love Shelia Phillips
Julia, Adam and Micah Berger
To a wonderful future!
Bettijane and Steven Eisenpreis
The Fialkow Family
Lisa and Stephen
Lillian & Max Fallek & Family
Alvin Shapiro and
Enjoy seeing the world
Janice and Howard Kaplan
Thank you for many years.
May you enjoy the next step of your life
To Rabbi Pinsky and Lisa
To the Cherished friends who brought solace in time of need, and joy and laughter in times of happiness, we wish you both only the best that
life can offer in your retirement Roz & Karen Eismann
Our very best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement
Sheldon and Barbara Nussbaum
Wishing you a continued journey of good health, good friends and much nachas.
With great affection
Nan and Wesley Blank and Family
In appreciation of a wonderful Rabbi and
a wonderful career
Emily and Stephen Berman
Stephen & Lisa
With Much Love
Ellen and Randy
Dr. Al & Sue Zelickson
To Rabbi & Lisa Pinsky
Much love and best wishes for a long, healthy and pleasure laden retirement
Marlene & Marshall Miller
You are very special to us. We wish you and Lisa a great and happy retirement.
Love Judy Silver and Karen Karlin
Dear Steve & Lisa
Bes wishes for a Healthy & Happy Retirement
Fondly Kate & Mia Weingart
I wish him luck. He understood me and everybody, a lot.
David Ephraim Pitterman
Thank you for your counsel always
Muriel Zuckerman & Family
Thank you for being part of our family. Wishing you a wonderful retirement and the
start of the next chapter.
Fondly Patricia, Jeff, Jason & Abigail Fox
From the entire family at the Anti-Defamation League, thank you for
proudly serving as an Honorary Board Member. Congratulations on your retirement, Rabbi. You deserve it!
The Pegalis Family
To Rabbi Pinsky
Who possesses an articulate mind and articulate heart.
Dear RabbiWe wish you happiness & health as you embrace your retirement.
You have been an important part of our lives & we will miss you.
Love to you & Lisa Michael, Randi, Logan & Lara
With our Best Wishes Always
Ursula & Harry Reiner
Even with the setting of the sun there remains an inspiring glow. May your glow continue to inspire us for years to come.
Bill and Andrea Gralnick
Thank you for the beauty of your service and our friendship
Fran Lerner zl
Thinking of You on this Special Weekend!
Murray Meltzer, Lori Meltzer Starer (Bat Mitzvah 5/8/76) & Peter Starer,
Trevor Starer, and Allison Starer
Temple Sinai of Bergen County, Tenafly, NJ
We are so grateful for your friendship and love. Thank you for all your have
done for our family We Love you.
Fran Sherman, Arne Rosenberg & Amanda & Zachary Roesch
Richard J. Chouinard
Our kindness wishes for your good health and happiness on your retirement.
Ann Price, Donna, Jerry & Daren Goldman
Your many contributions to the community over the years have made a
lasting impact. May the love of your family and friends give you joy as you continue
your spiritual journey.
Irwin & Laurie Cohen
Our best wishes for a happy, health retirement
Dr Jerome & Rochelle Goldstein
Words could never express the love and gratitude we have for you. You have touched
our lives in a way that no other will ever do.
Best wishes on your retirement
Anne Waggoner and Melanie Wiseman
Your insight, warmth and humor have made a difference in our lives. Thank you for
your friendship. We will miss you.
Sherrie, Andrew, Josh & Jared Rosen
Congratulations and Best Wishes to Stephen Pinsky, our friend and Rabbi.
Linda and Alan Davis
Having you in our lives has truly been a blessing. Enjoy your retirement.
With our Love,
Bonnie, Doug and Benay Stein
Judith O. Rosenkranz
Ben and Maxine Steinberg
Rosemarie & Mort Ryweck
Marc, Janet, Shayna &Seth Guthart
Lee Robbins Gardner, M.D.
Barbara Bartner, Mark, Laura & Lynn
Janny & Alan Silver
Deni & Dennis Coyne
Jan and Josh Arnold
Allison Kluger & Mark Shaw
Crickie and Richard Klegan
Elaine & Frank Baylinson
Ilene & Arnie Wechter
Jane A Klein
Lori & Steve Warner
Karen and Less Penner
Joyce & Robert Liebo
Terry & Iva Goldstein & daughters
Richard & Judy Fine
Carlyn & Paul Blum
David & Joyce Abramson
Rabbi James & Sandra Rosenberg
Joey & Jerry Laurie
Ellyn Wolfenson and Mick Belzer
Steve & Arlene Badiner
Herb and Lesle Margolis
Barbara & Steve Levie
Cantor Carrie and Ian Barry
Ms. Shelley Segal
Vera & Norm Turkowitz
Reverend Norma J Burton
Marcia & Mark Cherniack
Marilyn J. Chiat, Ph.D.
Anne & Jerry Fleisher
Barbara & Neal Frank
Hieki Herman Kay and Dr. Neil Kay
Lucille and Marvin S. Rockley
The Rev. Dr. & Mrs. William Russell
Cantor and Mrs. Stephen Richards
Susan & Marilyn Schwartz
Mitchell, Elizabeth & Emily Thal
Selma Rudnick Waters
Best Wishes from The Ellenson Family
Gary, Susan and Rebecca Skantar
Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Hack & Family
Stanley L. Hahn
Jerry & Ellen Kahan
Brian & Vicki Buckstein
Fred & Marcia Friedman
Ruth & Sheldon Friedberg
Albert & Slyvia Shoengold
Chris & Robyn Fleming
Roy & Judy Rosner
Irma & Alan Fishman
Sabina & Mel Dener
The Schube Family
Julie Sinykin & Buck Strifert
Nancy Calvin Rita Nathanson Sharon Specktor
Marvin and Irene Haas
Alison Bodian Demarest
Mike & Joanne Margolia
Mr. and Mrs. Steven M. Gershman
Neil & Cheryl Feinstein
Fran Fischer & Stanley Feld
Daisy and Stan Dorfman
Seymour & Esther Birnbaum
Betty Ryen Breinin
The Moskowitz Family
Sister Roberta A. Popara, O.P.
Suzanne Prass and Family
Judi Belzer & Jerry Waldman
Rob and Amy Rochman
Jackie & Ronnie Reckseit
Gail & Philip Krevitt
Amy, Eugene, Brielle, Alisandra Trujillo
The Grbinich Family
Ronni and Richard Cutler
Anne & Jay Singer
Bruce and Harriet Bart
Rhoda & Seymour Zenlea
Rabbi Jonathan & Judi Miller
Neal, Allison, Alexandra and Jacquelyn Isanuk
Judy and Jon Harris
Stanley and Suzanne Gibson
Sara & Marvin Felder
Sandra & Barry Riggs
Lynn and Karl Shaw
Carole & Martin Kaplan
Joel & Lori Rutsky
Harry and Belle Yaffe
Chris & Melissa Clark
Beth, Paul, Matthew and Aaron Brill
Joyce and Graeme Strickland
Phyllis, Al, Zach & Joey Alasia
Steven & Elyn Small
Leon and Naomi Fishler
The Pescatore Family
David C. Zalk
Rich & Gisell Wien
Anne Larsen & Eileen Roundtree
Lee S. Kirsch
Marjorie & Larry Zauder
William & Annette Muniz
Ana & Arnold Rosen
Rich, Beth, Cori & Sara Silverman
Joy Ellen Pitterman
Enid & Michael Locketz
Mr & Mrs Michael Herrman & Family
The Sall Family
Bob and Bobbi Silberman
The Schuman Family
Lisa, Vincent, Rachel & Brandon Gerardi
Marc, Sherri, Adam & Blake Kratenstein
Beth & Dennis Tanner
Gary & Myrna Bell
Betty and Hank Brodie
Jennifer & Andrew Goldstein & Family
Honni & Harold Jaffe
Mike & Bonnie Koos
Susan, Matthew & Stephen Lane
Adam,Bobbi,Noah & Caleb Norwitch
Alice,David,Andrew & Jonathan Rosenblatt
Ann, Jennifer & Kate Trebby
Mr. & Mrs. Jerome Schlesinger
The Lent-Fishkind Family
Elaine & Marvin Bass
Fred,Elsie, Samantha and Michael Kessler
Allen & Bobbie Bright
Linda, Henry and Benjamin Katz
Jill Ann Marks
Joan & Harvey Stetson
Alan & Louise Marks
Martin and Eleanor Shiffman
Jane & Harlan Rips
Barbara, Mark,Genna and Michael Barashick
Buddy & Dolores Busch
Laurie, Jeff, Amanda& Julia Chaplin
Bunny & Jerry Schwartz
Jack and Ellen Permut
Betsy & Albert Mark
Charlie and Mindy Gruesner
A Special Thank you goes out to Julie Larson and Aaron Menitoff of International Polo Club Catering
for their hard work and generosity in helping us to plan this special night for Rabbi Pinsky.
Thank You to Bill Barbosa Photography www.BillBarbosaPhotography.com for the front cover photo of Rabbi Pinsky. Thank you to Minuteman Press of North Palm Beach www.mmpnorthpalm.com for printing this tribute book. We would also like to Thank our Silent Auction Donors & Vendors:
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Leonard and Mary Cordes Susan and Reed Kellner
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Your Inspiration Guides Us Every Day in Marriage
May you be inspired with a happy and fulfilling Retirement!
With love, Caroline & Sidney Kimmel
Your Inspiration Guides Us Every Day in Marriage
May you be inspired with a happy and fulfilling Retirement!
With love, Caroline & Sidney Kimmel