In October, a group of members of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills and others traveled to Germany with our cantor, Howard Stahl. While in Munich we visited an extremely “poor” Reform synagogue. We met with the very young rabbi and several of its congregants. I was extremely impressed with this rabbi and all he is doing with the young children. He told us that the synagogue is struggling to keep afloat.
When I returned to B’nai Jeshurun and met with Rabbi Matthew Gewirtz, I asked if it would be possible to have a sister synagogue where we could help in any way. I did not meet with the board but
was immediately told that this is very possible. I hope that in some way B’nai Jeshurun has helped this Reform synagogue.