Jewish Congregation to Welcome New Rabbi with Community-wide Picnic
Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation will host its annual community-wide summer picnic on Sunday, August 5th at Rec Park in Plantsville (Rain date August 12). This annual social event is an opportunity for individuals and families interested in learning more about the congregation to meet members in a relaxed setting and find out more about events and the community as a whole.
This year it is also an opportunity for the congregation’s new rabbi, Alana Wasserman, to introduce herself to the greater Southington Jewish community. Rabbi Wasserman begins her work with the congregation on August 1. She is new to New England, having re-located this summer from South Carolina with her husband, Rabbi Jeremy Master and their two children.
Rabbi Wasserman was born in Paramus, NJ, raised in Texas and was ordained at the Hebrew Union College in New York in 2004. She has worked previously in New Jersey, South Carolina and Florida.
Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation makes its spiritual home in the Southington First Congregational Church on the Town Green. Although small, the congregation has taken on large responsibilities including becoming guardians and restorers of a saved Holocaust Torah which dates from the seventeenth century.
The congregation will observe High Holiday Services beginning Rosh Hashanah on Sunday night, September 9 and Monday, September 10. Yom Kippur services will begin with Kol Nidre on September 18 and will continue on September 19, concluding with a community break fast.
Directions to the picnic and general information about the congregation can be obtained by calling them at (860) 276-9113, writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, visiting their website at www.gsjc.org or visiting their Facebook page at Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation.
Sponsor: Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation