"Reyim" means friends, and our friendships are the life of our community.
We look to the stories, wisdom, spiritual insights, and halacha of our tradition to bring meaning into our lives.
Our community is defined by the core Jewish value of gemilut hasadim, compassion and loving kindness.
Mr. Aaron Greenfield will tell his compelling personal story at Temple Reyim in remembrance of Yom Ha’Shoah.
Mr. Greenfield was a young teen when the Nazis rounded up most of his family. Sent to a work camp he managed by his wits to stay alive. At the end of the war only he and his sister had survived. Allied troops liberated the last labor camp that he was in, Gorlitz in 1945, and he managed to come to the United States a few years later. Aron and his wife, Martha, ran Brenner’s Children Shop in Norwood for 42 years, dispensing First Communion dresses and Boy Scout uniforms to families who have no idea what he went through to stand behind that counter.
Mr. Greenfield has made it his mission to tell people his story, “It is my duty. I want the world to know what happened. They should know all the little details”.
Please join us for a very important symposium led by the non-profit organization Oneinforty on understanding the Jewish-cancer connection. Did you know that Ashkenazi Jews' have a one-in-forty risk of inheriting a BRCA gene mutation? Having a BRCA gene mutation significantly increases one's risk of developing breast, ovarian, prostate and other cancers that, in many cases, can be prevented or detected early. Panelists will discuss the role of genetic counseling, the rationale for testing for BRCA gene mutations, managing cancer risk and resources available for those who carry BRCA gene mutations. You will also learn about the BRCA Founder Outreach (BFOR) Study that offers free screening for the three BRCA founder mutations through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Penn Medicine and the Basser Center for BRCA. Jewish individuals who have a BRCA gene mutation will share their stories. Following presentations by each of the panelists listed below, there will be a Q&A session. If you have your own BRCA or cancer story and would like to share during the Q&A, please contact Mara Bloom. Please RSVP and register here or contact Mara. This event is free and open to the public so please share with your friends and family.
The Temple Reyim Greeting Cards are ready for ordering. Each pack of greeting cards includes 26 unique images with accompanying envelopes. All cards are blank inside and can be used for all occasions.
The younger members of Temple Reyim lovingly illustrated these beautiful cards. May the beauty of their art and their spirit reflect a future of peace, understanding and respect for all and as a symbol of hope.
The proceeds from the sale of these cards will be earmarked for social action and social justice causes that are meaningful and supported by our community.
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