Sunday, September 5, 2010
Room For More Than One More
Last night was the chanukat habayit, dedication, festive opening of our expanded neighborhood synagogue and "social/events" hall. The shul is now officially named the Beit Knesset Noam Yonatan of Ramat Shmuel Shiloh. It's named in memory of Yonatan Eldar, HaYa"D, who was murdered by an Arab terrorist when studying in Mercaz HaRav Yeshiva.
The hall is dedicated to the memory of Penina Siton, ZaTz"L, who died of cancer a year ago, and the expanded Ezrat Nashim, Women's Section is in memory of Yehudit Shpatz who passed away two years ago.
It's hard to think that money can only be raised when in memory of dead people, but that's the reality.
At least now there will be room for all to pray here in our neighborhood shul.