Tonight, we had a delightful dinner with Rabbi Sheryl Nosan-Blank and her husband, Ari. We met Sheryl (pre-Ari) three years ago when she joined Temple Beth Torah, and she has become a very close family friend. We were there for her wedding last year; in fact, she got married under our Chuppah (Wedding Canopy). [A note of clarification: Instead of handing down a wedding dress, we made our own chuppah, to which we add the names of every couple married under it. We have six so far, with only one ending in divorce. That’s a pretty good record.]
Rabbi Nosan-Blank, alas, is leaving our fair community to join Temple Or Rishon in Orangevale California, up Sacramento way. Those folks who read this, are Jewish, and who live up that way: you’re getting a gem. We encourage you to visit her congregation after she arrives in July, and let her know that Daniel and Karen sent you.
We will miss her very much (although we have one more Shabbat service with her to attend). After she moves, we won’t see her again until she lets us know when the baby naming is (she’s due in late October).