>Temple President Hope Pomerantz – INSTALLATION SPEECH

>Each time we enter another relationship, join an organization, take a new job, begin a new challenge – each time we reach for something else, we analyze the risk and anticipate the reward –hoping it will turn out as planned.

We leave the homes and congregations in which we grew up, go off to college and graduate school, marry and start our own families- and join our own congregations. And so it was for Steven and me more than 16 years ago – when we deselected the synagogues closer to home in favor of Sharey Tefilo-Israel- it’s wonderful Cantor, charming new student Rabbi, eclectic and welcoming membership. We were looking for a compromise between what we were each used to – what we each wanted in a spiritual home for ourselves and our children – what felt right.

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