A series of articles and interviews with Temple Sinai people, by Temple Sinai member Jan Zatzman Orlansky.
October 23, 2019
Beverley Snyder Bettmann, aka Bev, is a life-long learner who beats the competition when it comes to the number of Adult Education classes she has taken, including book groups and Torah study. She loves to learn and her mind is sharp. What strikes you when sitting across from her, as I did for this interview, was her beautiful smile and her alert eyes.
February 26, 2019
Most of us know Charlotte and her adorable daughter, Remi, from seeing Charlotte attentively caring for her, first in a front pack as she rocked infant Remi to sleep during services, and more recently watching her follow a curious toddler around the Temple, making sure that Remi is safe. Remi loves music and always perked up whenever she heard it, even when she was dozing off.
December 13, 2018
There’s an expression that if you want something done, ask a busy person. This is the case with Temple Sinai First Vice President Susan Leff, an incredibly productive and busy person. Yet when asked if she would take on one more demanding task, such as fundraising for Temple Sinai, she did so, with great success, on more than one occasion.
August 30, 2018
Jan Orlansky profiles friends since childhood and life partners Rabbi David Edleson and Tim Owings.
March 14, 2018
Eat, pray, love, music….sums up life with and between Judy and Bruce. Judy loves to bake. Bruce loves to eat what Judy bakes. Both Judy and Bruce extol the beauty of prayer and music as well as their love for one another.
They also share a love of chocolate! BUT there is so much more to their story.
February 20, 2018
Jeff Solomon and Linda Retchin are a powerful duo, each with their own style and independent careers. If harnessed, their energy combined could power a small country!
February 5, 2018
What do Ann Compton, Bruce Dern, Charlton Heston, Ann-Margret, Rahm Emanuel, Donald Rumsfeld, Christie Hefner, Scott Turow and Sharon Percy Rockefeller have in common with our Ben Eisenberg? Glad you asked! They are all graduates of the highly venerated New Trier High School in Winnetka IL, noted for its academic rigor and excellence. Molly Nilan […]
December 5, 2017
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars, to change the world. -Harriet Tubman Meet one of the founders and dreamers of Temple Sinai, Ginny Greenblott! She was and still is a force to be reckoned with, according […]
September 19, 2017
How did a bassoonist and a percussionist meet, get married and eventually join Temple Sinai? Tina grew up in Colchester and attended schools in Burlington and Colchester. On Sundays she and her sister and parents would drive to Montreal and while they attended an Estonian school in Montreal, their her parents visited Estonian friends in […]
June 8, 2017
Sometimes it is at the end of an interview that you get ‘the hook’ for the article you’re writing. So it was with the Levi interview when an “Oh, and by the way” comment, made as the interview ended, piqued my interest, and I hope yours as well. We were talking about backgrounds and Patty […]