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A Spiritual Life, An Endeavor Sustained

In 2012 and 2013, we honored and celebrated Dr. David M. Posner, who
retired on May 31, 2013, after 40 years of devoted service to the congregation.

It is written
in our ancient texts:

“Provide for thyself a teacher and get thee a companion. The disciples of old recognized two essential personalities who support the Jewish endeavor: haRav — the teacher, the rabbi — and the Chaver — the companion, the friend.”

Read the full invocation
by Rabbi Amy Ehrlich »


During these four decades, Rabbi Posner has taught us, led us in worship, celebrated with us at our life-cycle events and comforted us as we mourned — always with compassion, kindness and generosity of spirit. He has been committed steadfastly to helping his congregants live meaningful Jewish lives. On April 17, 2013, at a cocktail reception in his honor at New York City’s Mandarin Oriental, we had an opportunity to express our personal appreciation to Rabbi Posner and wish him well.

In addition to a lavish buffet and a spectacular view, the evening included a photo montage of Rabbi Posner through the years, accompanied by Elena Nisonoff on the violin, and presentation of a personalized Torah wimple that was hand-stitched by members of the congregation.

View the photo montage »

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(Photos by Will Star, Shooting Stars Pro)