... and Change


Left Column (top to bottom) 

  • Elizabeth Beraha, Spiritual Leader (A)
  • Cantor Jeffrey Cornblatt and Neil Goldman Bar Mitzvah,July 2005 (B)
  • Bat Mitzvah, April 20, 2011 From right: Karen Glendye, Frayda Koffman, Nancy Provencal, and Millie Stein. Guide to the 2011 Bat Mitzvah (C) 
  • Bat Mitzvah, December, 2008: Rose Cuscia, Mary Boney, Elizabeth Beraha, Joan Friedman, Lillian Bivetsky, Linda Siegenthaler, and Gertrude Freedman 

Right Column (top to bottom) 

  • Studying for Bat Mitzvah, 2008
  • Adult Bat Mitzvah, December, 2008: Joan Friedman, Lillian Bivetsky, Elizabeth Beraha, and Melvin Zaft, President 


All photos by members of Congregation Ansha Sholum 

(A)    Elizabeth Beraha's first contact with Ansba Sholum was in 2002 when she attended high holiday services with her son. She continued to attend services on the Sabbath and gradually became part of the service and read the Torah with the acceptance of Mr, Schlau) the senior member of the congregation. Elizabeth trained two classes of adult women who were Bat Mitzvahed at Ansha Sholum in 2008 and 2011 and she continues to inspire and lead the congregation. Source: Written communication, October 18, 2009

(B)    Cantor and Spiritual Leader Jeffrey Cornblatt, in 1990, responded to a request to conduct high holiday services. In 1994, he became spiritual leader. His students from the Solomon Schechter School attended services with their parents. Several Bar and Bas Mitzvahs were held at the Little Shul for the first time in marry years, Source: Linda Siegenthaler interview with Jeffrey Comblatt, January 27, 2009.

(C)    Guide prepared by Elizabeth Beraha