Neighbors, friends, visitors – a special and warm welcome to Tamid!
Welcome to Tamid, Westchester’s fastest growing and most innovative synagogue community. I am excited that you’re here!
14 years ago, when Limor and I came to New Rochelle, we found that Westchester was an incredible place to raise a family and where I could make a positive impact as a rabbi. We still feel the same way today. If you feel the same way, and you’d like to be a part of a synagogue that is vibrant, fresh, and creative, then you are in the right place. We are a 21st Century synagogue, meeting each person’s and each family’s needs by being a joyous Jewish community that fits your 21st Century lives. At Tamid, you are the focus: your needs, the needs of your children and grandchildren, and that of the community as a whole.
As we begin our third year, it is clear that Tamid has the best programming for children and teens, college students, adults and families, empty nesters, and seniors. Tamid Westchester is a synagogue for all who seek a warm, open community, to celebrate births, bar/bat/b. mitzvahs, and weddings, and to also honor moments of pain and grief, illness and passing.
Early in my career, I had the privilege of serving a small neighborhood synagogue, where I was as likely to be sitting at a community member’s table having coffee as I was to be in the synagogue. I got to be both rabbi and friend, confidant and teacher. Simply put, I was the neighborhood rabbi. I am that neighbor and that rabbi and Tamid Westchester is where I look forward to being together with you for years to come.
Please, consider yourself invited see what we are all about. Our worship is spiritual and moving. When we gather, we eat, drink, and get to know each other well. When we learn, peoples’ minds are opened as never before. Come and join us; for Shabbat, for the High Holy Days, or to check us out at more intimate gatherings.
A few weeks ago, Jews around the world commemorated Tisha B’Av, the anniversary of the Roman sacking of Jerusalem and the fall of the Ancient Temple. Since that time, Jews in every generation have had to create communities that suited the shifting needs of their day. It’s our eternal quality.
Tamid is Hebrew for eternal, like the ner tamid, the eternal light.
Now, what is eternal about Judaism – our faith, traditions, and community – burns within us whenever we gather together in Jewish ways, new and old. And so, I invite you to join me in this ancient Jewish custom of creating community, one that we will be proud of, Tamid, eternally. I look forward to seeing you very soon.