Temple Sholom to receive seven awards for synagogue excellence

On April 14, Temple Sholom will receive seven awards for synagogue excellence at the Metropolitan New York Region of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s Kallah K’tanah.

The awards recognize and honor congregations who have developed unique, creative and dynamic programs that enhance the life of the synagogue and its congregants.

The specific programs awarded include the religious school, special programs, Israel awareness, Early Childhood Center, adult education, website and social networking, and the bulletins and periodicals categories.

This is the fourth year in a row that Temple Sholom’s Early Childhood Center — The Selma Maisel Nursery School — has been awarded for its excellence. The temple has been previously recognized for its religious school, special programs, adult education, Israel awareness programs, website, and bulletins/periodicals.

In addition to the seven awards given to Temple Sholom, congregant Sam Telzer will be honored with an Ernest L. Rothschild Award. The award recognizes outstanding synagogue leadership throughout the Conservative Movement.

According to METNY, “The special efforts of recipients of this award affect and change people’s lives, as well as further Conservative Judaism in their congregations.”

“Sam has given his time and talent to Temple Sholom in numerous ways,” said Rabbi Mitchell M. Hurvitz. “As VP of the Finance Committee, Sam worked tirelessly to implement changes to ensure the temple’s budget was balanced throughout the year. He also worked closely with each synagogue department to balance their financial requests within the confines of finite funds. In addition, he and his family regularly attend Shabbat services, and have been instrumental in encouraging other young families to become more engaged in synagogue life.”

METNY is the Metropolitan New York District of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) and is one of 14 regions within USCJ. For more information on METNY visit metny.uscj.org.

Temple Sholom is an award-winning Conservative-Egalitarian congregation which has served Greenwich for more than 90 years. For more information about Temple Sholom, call 203-869-7191 or visit templesholom.com.

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