Thanksgiving 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

We at Temple Beth Israel are celebrating the 60th joint interfaith Thanksgiving service with the Federated Church of Christ of Brooklyn.

At this time of Thanksgiving it is fitting to reflect on the arrival of forty Jewish immigrant families, – Holocaust survivors – my parents among them, in this quiet corner of Connecticut some 65 years ago. They fled persecution, arrived on these shores traumatized and bereft and were warmly received in the United States and in this community with generosity and compassion—a welcoming gesture for which we will be forever grateful.
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