One of the qualities that makes our congregation a warm and welcoming organization is the sense of family and responsibility that we hold for one another. When someone gets involved in the workings of AARC, it becomes apparent to them that each and every member brings something valuable to the table, be it music, writing, community-building, law, activism, education, technological expertise, etc. We could not be who we are without every single one of us. It is a rare honor to be a part of such an organization, one that everyone believes in and values.
Thank you to all of our volunteers that worked so hard to make the High Holidays happen for everyone both virtually and in person!
Board – Erica Ackerman, Rena Basch, Avi Eisbruch, Debra Gombert, Deborah Fisch, Rebecca Kanner, Seth Kopald
Tech – Seth Kopald, Erica Ackerman, Mark Schneyer, Aaron Jackson, and Tony Brown
Zoom Gabbais – Stephanie Rowden and Jeff Basch
Torah Service and Haftorah Coordinator – Deb Kraus
Torah Service Gabbais – Deb Kraus and Claudia Kraus Piper, Rebecca Kanner
Torah Readers – Deborah Fisch, Evelyn Neuhaus, Tara Cohen, Deb Kraus, Amie Ritchie, Rena Seltzer, Tommy Cohn, Cantor Gabrielle Pescador, Hannah Davis, Jonathan Weinberg, Avi Eisbruch, Janet Kelman, Lori Lichtman
Rosh HaShanah Maftir Aliyah – Miles Hall
Scheduled Yom Kippur Haftorah Readers – Ari Basch, Miriam Berman Stidd, Zander McLane, Otto Nelson, Sam Ball
Haftorah Video – Stephanie Rowden, Andy Kirshner, and Deb Kraus
Children’s Services – Clare Kinberg, Lori Lichtman
Childcare – Shani Samuel, Meleny Malcolm, and Melissa Meiller
Poetry Readers – Anita Rubin-Meiller, Janet Greenhut, Jeff Basch, Sally Fink, Kira Berman, Laurie White
Divrei Torah – Cantor Gabrielle Pescador, Deb Kraus
Hagbah and Gelilah – Etta Heisler and Brenna Reichman, Eric and Elliot Bramson
Yizkor Leader – Claudia Kraus-Piper
Shofar – Debbie Zivan, Zander McLane
Music – Cantor Gabrielle Pescador
Instrumentals – Cantor Gabrielle Pescador and Margo Schlanger
High Holidays Volunteer Army – Logistics, moving things, packing up books, unpacking books welcome table, ushering, flowers, etc etc” Anita Rubin-Meiller, Rebecca Kanner, Rena Basch, Mike Ehman, Dale Sass and Idelle Hammond-Sass, Amy Tracy Wells, Ella August, Becky, Sam and Joey Ball, Debbie Field, Deborah Fisch, Jeremy Singer, Sally Fink, Hannah Davis, Deborah Schwartz, Claudia Piper, Brenna Reichman, Lisa Wexler, Janet Greenhut, Sharon Haar and Robin Wagner, Pam Shore and Rena Selzer, Harry Fried.
Covid Re-Opening Task Force: Caroline Richardson, Janet Greenhut, Joe Eisenberg, Leora Druckman, Jon Cohn, Gillian Jackson, Rabbi Ora Nitkin-Kaner, Rebecca Kanner and Rena Basch
Thanks to our staff: Clare Kinberg, Rabbi Ora Nitkin-Kaner, Gillian Jackson, and Cantor Gabrielle Pescador