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Honoring Rabbi Biatch

05/07/2024 03:30:18 PM


This spring is filled with many ways to honor Rabbi Biatch for his dedication to our community.
In March we celebrated his passion for social justice work with a special lunch during Mitzvah Day. His legacy in social justice will continue with the Rabbi Jonathan Biatch Tikkun Olam Award. In this inaugural year, the award was presented to Sherie Sondel for her devotion to social justice work and recognizing her many years as co-chair of TBE’s Social Action Committee. This lunch was underwritten by many generous donors, including the Social Action Committee leadership. Thank you to all the donors who helped make this event affordable, allowing more than 160 attendees to enjoy the food of Afghan refugee Bakht Mohammad, owner of Afghan Kabul Cuisine. Thank you, too, to Roger Brown of Rocky Rococo Pizza for donating delicious pizza, which was a great addition to the lunch buffet.

We are looking forward to the Toast to Rabbi Biatch on May 19. This evening will be filled with delicious food and a special program highlighting our gratitude for all Rabbi Biatch has given to Temple Beth El. We are grateful to Jeff and Marv Levy for generously underwriting this event. Their generous donation made this an affordable event, and we quickly reached the maximum amount we can seat, with more than 200 people registered to attend! Thank you to all of you who contributed funds that enabled us to invite people important to Rabbi Biatch to be our guests, as well as helping TBE members to attend.

On June 14 we will honor Rabbi Biatch for the meaningful spiritual guidance and worship he has provided to all of us. The evening will start with a delicious Shabbat dinner. We thank Joanna Berke for generously underwriting this event so more people can attend.

Thank you to everyone who has provided financial support and to all who have contributed their time and energy to plan these wonderful events honoring Rabbi Biatch.

May 27, 2024 19 Iyar 5784