You will find here video from the community gathering that followed the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin in November, 1995. Due to the great leadership of UJF exec Sheila Romanowitz, all the community rabbis participated and, just one evening after the horrible tragedy occurred, over 800 turned out. The video includes Shalom TV coverage of that gathering, along with other news programs from that week, including an ABC Nightline Town Meeting that took place in Israel that week (you can find the remainder of it on my YouTube page).
I’ve also uploaded four additional videos from my installation as Senior Rabbi on Sept. 11, 1992. Little did we know at the time how infamous that date would become nearly a decade later. On that night we all felt completely blessed. Toward the middle and end of the program, you'll see lots of cameos of congregants young and old, including many faces familiar to many of us. There were presentations by tots, b'nai mitzvah, teens, choirs, my uncle Cantor Saul Hammerman, Rabbi Goldman, Hazzan Rabinowitz, Rabbi Mark Golub, Rev. Brenda Stiers and more, all MCed by committee chair and past president Alan Kalter. It was a real celebration of the congregation, more than of any particular rabbi, as a major milestone was reached. It seems like only yesterday.