We are delighted to announce that Lynn and Pat Patton Grimes, in memory of their parents, Marilyn and Buddy Patton, donated a marvelous piece of art to the Temple.
The work, a woven fiber mosaic, was designed and constructed by a Cuban-American Jew, the now deceased Jose′ Augustin Fumero. He had a studio in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.
A graduate of the Fine Arts Program at Cooper Union, New York. Mr. Fumero had lectured at the Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina. His works have been widely exhibited, and can be found in a number of museums and private collections.
The piece is a welcome addition to our beautiful Temple. It is entitled Festival of Lights, and is hanging in the Dave Hall Social Hall.
Judy Leavitt grew up in a time when Reform Judaism was going through a major transformation and women in Reform Judaism were not yet able to be a Bat Mitzvah. Her story reflects a larger story of our movement as well as the changing role of women in the movement.
Growing up in New Jersey, in a family of Jews whose lives were focused on social justice, Judy became committed to Tikkun Olam, helping to ‘repair the world’.
On July 29, our Brotherhood Co-President Rubin Feldstein was called to the Bimah as a Bar Mitzvah for the second time in his life, The first time was on January 28, 1946. Seventy years later here at CBHT, the sanctuary was filled as family, friends and congregants celebrated with Rubin. Below is Rubin with his two Bar Mitzvah certificates.
Mazel Tov Rubin!
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