Posted on August 3, 2022

Membership steadily increased and the life of Temple Beth Ahm became fuller and busier than ever. In the fall of 1956, Rabbi Levine met with the Presbyterian and Methodist clergy in town to establish an annual ecumenical Thanksgiving service, to be rotated among the various houses of worship. This is a tradition that continues to this day. Over the summer in 1957, the Ways and Means committee decided to organize a raffle to raise funds, at $25 a ticket. First prize: a brand-new 1958 car. Second prize: a one-week cruise to Nassau or Jamaica, with baby-sitting to be provided in the winner’s home if necessary! Child care was on the members’ minds, for Ruth Weisman reported at a board meeting that the nursery school program was in full swing for that fall.