Temple Beth Sholom Has Been Selected to Receive a Solomon Schechter Award for Excellence in Synagogue Programming

Hamden, CT, July 30, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Temple Beth Sholom Wins United Synagogue’s Solomon Schechter Award for Excellence in Synagogue Programming

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is pleased to announce that Temple Beth Sholom, 1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT has been selected to receive a Solomon Schechter Award for Excellence in Synagogue Programming. The award goes to congregations affiliated with the United Synagogue that have distinguished themselves during the preceding two years in various aspects of congregational life. Winners will be honored at a luncheon on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 December United Synagogue’s international biennial convention, to be held this year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Resort in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, from December 6 through 10. There has been time scheduled at the convention for all the Schechter award winners to share their programs with other delegates

Temple Beth Sholom won the following recognition awards-

Honorable Mention- Website- Editor George Alexander
Honorable Mention- Adult Education- Chair- Al Harary
Honorable Mention- -Israeli/Masorti AFFAIRS Chairs- Randy and Ed Berns
Silver Award in the category of Fundraising-Chairs- Marni and Stuart Katz- The Rabbi's 25th Anniversary Celebration

The Solomon Schechter Awards, named after the founder of United Synagogue, have been awarded to hundreds of congregations since 1950. The awards were instituted both to recognize excellence in synagogue programming and to help spotlight models that other synagogues might emulate. This year’s selections were based on a variety of criteria, including imaginative and creative use of resources, as well as the program’s impact on the congregation’s membership.

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism promotes the role of the synagogue in Jewish life to motivate Conservative Jews to perform mitzvot encompassing ethical behavior, spirituality, Jewish learning, and ritual observance. Combining an awareness of communal responsibility with a strong sense of commitment, the United Synagogue is a dynamic force within the Conservative movement

Please contact Temple Beth Sholom 1809 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT (203) 288-7748

Contact: (Lon Isaacson)

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