My Wonderful Opa

Remembering my wonderful Opa (grandfather) at Chanukah time. 

He was the President of Congregation Ramath Orah on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in NYC. 

I used to be so proud of him standing up at the bimah (podium) and giving the Shabbat announcements every week and everything he did to care for the synagogue and community.

Also, I loved to go up and sit next to him by Ark where the holy Torahs are kept. 

He was an exceptional human being, as was his son, my father (and my father’s siblings, my Uncle Sid and Aunt Ruth). 

Good to the core people!  People of faith and family!

I miss my Opa and Oma (grandmother) as well as my dear parents very much. 

Like the Chanukah Menorah, they were the light of my upbringing and set me on a path to go forward with my own family. 

Chanukah is a time of miracles and I feel that I have seen them not only in our history, but in our lives today!  😉 

My Special Socks Today

Mazel Tov to Minna And Nafi on their big wedding day today!


So grateful to Hashem and happy for them to start their new life together. 


May Hashem grant them all the blessings with much happiness, health, prosperity, peace, and a beautiful growing family. 


Special thank you to Minna for the beautiful socks for us to walk her down the aisle today. 


And yes, she will always be my little girl! 


With all my love,


Dad


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumethal)