On Sunday November 4, we celebrate the installation of Joshua Z. Gruenberg as the eighth Senior Rabbi in the 147-year history of Chizuk Amuno. This special evening will be the culmination of a week of Installation activities that will encompass all parts of our congregation, including our various schools.
Participating in the celebration will be Dr. Arnold Eisen, the Chancellor of th,e Jewish Theological Seminary, Senator Ben Cardin, Rabbi Deborah Wechsler, Hazzan Emeritus Emanuel Perlman, and Synagogue President Sandra Moffet. Also participating are Rabbi Aaron Brusso (Rabbi Gruenberg’s brother-in-law), our Kol Rinah A Capella Choir, and the KSDS Choir, as well as a couple of surprise speakers!
In the week leading up to the installation, each of our three schools will be participating in an “Installation Spirit Week” of activities with Rabbi Gruenberg, and students in our Achshav and Netivon high school programs will serve as ushers for the installation evening.
All attendees will be invited to write special welcome messages, blessings, and good wishes on decorative cards which will be assembled into a keepsake journal as a gift for Rabbi Gruenberg and his family.
Chairs: Stephanie & Ron Attman, Sarah & Ricky Gratz, Nancy & Rick Hudes