Thank You, Updated Jun. 23

To Rabbi Sholom Mostofsky and Moshe Rothman for their many hours of work maintaining the shul grounds.
Thank you, Dr. Dovid Lieberman for a helpful and inspiring Ann Zukerman Scholar-in-Residence Weekend. Thanks also to Herb Zukerman and family for sponsoring this beautiful tribute.
Thank you to Mrs. Bracha Goetz for speaking at our Women’s Shalosh Seudos on Shabbos, May 20.
Thank you to to Moshe Rothman for mowing the Shul’s lawn the week of May 19.
Chava Goldberg would like to offer hakaras hatov to all those who helped out or volunteered in any way to help make this year’s annual Israel Fest booth a success:

Rabbi Baruch Danziger Elisheva (Lisa) Kingsley Elka Shereshevsksy
Leah Goldberg Miriam Kopels Rochelle Smith
Zipporah Goldberg Michael Mostofsky Jordan Smith
Shanna Goldfarb Avigail Perry Elya Suissa

And we all give a special hakaras hatov and thank you to Chava Goldberg, who, once again, took on the chairmanship of this event and made it a success.

Thank you, Rabbi Menachem Nissel, for coming to teach us this weekend, and to the volunteers who made these events so enjoyable and successsful.

Thank you to Shari Berman, Jodi Schwartz, Chamie Haber, Shaina Ettel Menda, and all the other volunteers and “Table Mavens” who made The Great Big Challah Bake such a success. This list is incomplete, and will be updated when we receive a more inclusive one.

We would like to thank Rebbitzen Chamie Haber for arranging babysitting from Rosh Hashana through Shmini Atzeres. We had wonderful sitters. Please consider contributing toward the cost of their wages, especially if your children were in their care.

Rochelle Smith & Chava Goldberg would like to thank the following people for their help with the Pizza in the Hut event. Without them, this event would not have been the success that it was! Yasher Koach to:

Alexandria “A-Town” (Rochelle’s cousin who had no idea what was in store for her when she decided to roll into this town!) Nat Sims (of course)
Lisa Kingsley Brina Weissman
Un-named person who knows who he is! Rabbis Rudin, Danziger, & Bauman
Avigail, Elisheva, & Adam Perry Andrew “Aharon” Zharnest
Leah Greenwald Michelle Aronoff
Amy Bridge Leah, Zipporah, Ari, & Zev-Adi Goldberg (who had no choice)


On behalf of Rabbi Haber, we would like to thank the members of the Norfolk Kollel for stepping up in his absence.

We would like to thank the girls of the SEED Program for coming to Norfolk this summer and running Camp Ruach/SEED. The children had a wonderful time!

On behalf of Rabbi Haber, we would like thank all of those volunteers who made the program a true success: Helen Schloss-Griffin, Andie Pollock, Debbie Wilson, Chana Leah Rothman, Diana Ruchelman, Miriam Wilson, Benna Zelikovich and Brina Weissman and the Jewish Family Services of Tidewater and of course all of you who attended the events. Michele Aronoff noted that she hopes she has not omitted anyone. Dr. Pelcovitz’s books are still available for purchase at shul and are in the atrium (near the Gift Shop).

May 20: To Dr. Michael Weissman for your fine leadership of our congregation this past year.

Mar. 11: This Motzei Shabbos will be the final Parent/Child Learning for the season. Thank you to Dr. Schwartz for another successful season.

A note from Esther Bridge, Event Chair:
Thank you to these special folks who helped to make
the Annual Comedy Night a success!
Michele Aronoff Lisa Kingsley Elka Shereshevsky
Amy Bridge Joey Miller Pesha Shereshevsky
Bekka Bridge Chana Leah Rothman Chana Sims
Rena Bridge Melissa Schoenfeld Nat Sims
Leah Goldberg Gedalia Schwartz Brina Weissman
Shana Goldfarb Nechama Werther
Sid Bridge, who put this wonderful show together for us!
A big shout-out to our sponsors: The Over the Hill Gang
and Rob Kowalsky
of Good N’ Green

To the B’nai Israel Sisterhood for the new silk flower arrangement for the main sanctuary.

To Helen Schloss-Griffin for the repairs she made to one of our Torah Crowns.

Leah Mostofsky would like to thank the following people,
who have already contributed to the Norfolk Shtick Gemach:
Shulamit and Dovid Blumenthal Avigayil and Baruch Murkoff Irene Ullman
Phyllis and Shia Lome Toby Leiderfeind Debbie and Ken Wilson
We are still taking contributions for more items to be ready for our first wedding.

Leah also asks the community to please daven for Tzvia Hinda bas Chaya Gittel.
This gemach has been named in her zechus for her to have a speedy refuah shelaima.

To all who donated toward kiddushim for SukkosMichele says some new treats promise to be good!

From Leah Esther Mostofsky:  Dear members of B’nai, I would like to say a huge THANK YOU to those who have helped make my shtick Gemach take off. Baruch Hashem, I have gotten donations that have helped me get started. I look forward to you all seeing your donations in action at Chana’s wedding!   Thanks so much, Leah Mostofsky

To the Seed Girls (Ilana, Chumi, Rivky, Suri and Leah) for making July very meaningful and for serving as counselors for Camp Ruach 5775.

Adam Goldberg, on behalf of Toras Chaim, thanks those who worked to set up Toras Chaim‘s camera system: Rabbi Avi Rubin, Gershon Aronoff, Mendy Weinreb, Shmuel Schwartz, Aaron Loiterman, Mattisyahu Loiterman, and Rabbi Mordechai Loiterman.  Special thanks to David Edery and Yehudah Griffin for their time and expertise.

Thank you to Gershon Aronoff and Isaac Brooke for fixing the burnt out lights in the main sanctuary.

To Mrs. Helen Griffin for making the shul menorah look new!

To Rabbi Sholom Mostofsky, Gershon Aronoff, Jonathan Goldstein, and all others who assisted. for spending much of Friday, Dec. 5, repairing the Eruv..

To Rebbetzin Chamie Haber and her committee, who made our Scholar-in-Residence Weekend a rousing success:

Allison Josephs/
Jew in the City
Rabbi Sender Haber All of the sponsors who contributed funds to make this weekend possible
Michele Polevoy Aronoff Shira Itzhak
Rochelle Brinn Sara Litt The Temple/Synagogue Initiative of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
Amy Brooke Tehilla Mostofsky

To everyone who helped make the party in the shul sukkah such a success. We’ll add more names as we receive the information:

Brina Weissman,
Event Chair
Chava Goldberg,
Liaison with Hummus Express
The Rubanowitz family, who traveled here especially to reconnect with us, and especially Rabbi Rubanowitz, who spoke so movingly about what we celebrate on the holiday of Sukkos. It was a true joy to have them join us.
Doers of “Everything”:
Michele Aronoff
Gershon Aronoff
Hummus Express
Assisted by Shmuel Itzhak
Our Fine Musicians:
Sid Bridge
Joey Miller
Michael Weissman
Handling the Door:
Becky Roberts

To Rabbi Sholom Mostofsky and Shmuel Schwartz for mowing the shul‘s lawns before Sukkos.

Always, special thanks to Gershon Aronoff, for setting up the shul’s Sukkah, to Rabbi Sholom Mostofsky and his team of helpers for inspecting and repairing the eruv no matter what the weather, and to Michele Aronoff for gathering, assembling, and getting out information on which we all rely in addition to her myriad other duties at the shul.

To Nisanel and Naftali Schwartz for helping Rabbi Mostofsky with shul gardening. Also to Noam Itzhak and Rabbi Mostofsky for Eruv repairs.

To visiting SEED Girls: Chaya, Avigayil, Goldi, Toby, and Miri and our local SEED Girls: Yehudis, Rachel Sarah, and Esther, here from all over the world to work with our children at Camp Ruach and teach the women of our community these past weeks.

From Esther Sarah Carroll to all of the people who came out in oppressive heat to honor Menachem‘s memory at the unveiling and made sure we had minyan for kaddish. It meant a great deal to me.

To Gershon Aronoff for mowing the shul lawn before Shavuos.

To the volunteers who made our participation in israel fest 5774 so successful:

Michelle Aronoff Shira Itzhak Diana Ruchelman
Ruth Cohen Ayelet Itzhak Gedalia Schwartz
David Edery Lisa Kingsley Elka Shereshevsky
Malka Edery Joe Miller Chani Wecker
Adam Goldberg Michael & Marcy Mostofsky Michael Weissman
Chava Goldberg, Event Chair Dvorah Peck Brina Weissman
Chamie Haber Andie Pollock Debbie Wilson