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Congregation Agudas Achim Anshei Sfard

WeinbergRabbi-150x200As I was about to take my leave from Israel, the very sad news of the passing on of our member and dear friend, Saul Aronow, reached me. It gave me the opportunity of reciting a memorial prayer for him in Jerusalem.

Saul had the distinction of being the most senior member of our congregation. But his membership was not merely a card-carrying one. For many decades, his help and know-how were crucial to the growth of the shul. He was a constant member of our Board of Directors and he was a past Treasurer. But perhaps his greatest contribution was his chairmanship of the Facilities Committee. He knew where all the wires, nuts and bolts, locks and screws were situated. In his quiet and amiable way, he sorted out all the physical problems which assailed our older building.

Modesty was the hallmark of his life. Everything he did was with a sense of love for the shul and his faith. There was always a smile of tolerance, understanding and light humor on his face. I always felt a sense of goodness when I was in his presence.

What a sense of pride he must have felt when he attended the recent celebration of our 100th anniversary.

We extend our deepest condolences to his beloved family and pray that your present mourning will turn to beautiful memories of a fine gentle man and gentleman.

"May the Lord Comfort You Among the Mourners of Zion and Jerusalem."

Rabbi Norbert Weinberg