Posted on August 3, 2022

The year 1976 was a multi-faceted celebration of Temple Beth Ahm’s 25th anniversary. Benny Goodman performed at a wonderful concert at the temple in February. An entire weekend in June was set aside as the highlight of the festivities. Some of the chairmen were Maxine Liss, Barry Segal, Shirley Strausi and Leonard Golden. It was permanently installed as part of a beautiful exhibit in our lobby. The congregation, community officials and Holocaust survivors all participated in a full-day observance that included a message sent by President George Bush; original music written for the event by Michael Lirtzman, our organist, choir director and composer-in-residence; and a candlelight procession of all of the children.