Posted on August 3, 2022

On May 4-6, 1973, Temple Beth Ahm joined in a community-wide celebration of the 25th anniversary of Israel’s independence. Tumultuous events have always followed one after the other in Israel: just four months later, Arthur Falkin was reporting to the temple board that the Israel Emergency Fund had raised over $270,000 right after the Yom Kippur War.

In December, our Hazzan Dardashti performed a concert to benefit the Cantor’s Scholarship Fund. Today the choir is still using the “Dardashti Kaddish” for evening services. February 1974 witnessed the inauguration of another Temple tradition: the annual Minyan-naire Service, to be held every year on the yahrzeit for Seymour Cohan. That year we also resumed the practice of festive Dinner Dances for fundraising. This one was in honor of Rabbi Levine’s 20 years of leadership.