Student Rabbi Remy Liverman begins term at UHC

By Student Rabbi Remy Liverman

Shalom, all!

My name is Remy Liverman and I am delighted a to be joining United Hebrew Congregation as your student rabbi for the coming year.

A little about my personal background: I was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto, Canada. My family and I were active members of Temple Sinai in the greater Toronto area, and I spent my summers at Camp Northland B’nai B’rith in northern Ontario.

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Louise Sommers’s life ‘an important Holocaust story about survival, continuity’

Safely settled in 1941 with her father and sister in the U.S., 16-year-old Louise Sommers wrote, “The day after my seventh birthday, my mother suddenly died. Since then, things have never been the same.

“It seems that with my mother’s death, a chain of misfortune started. Hitler came to power and my uncle was beaten up, put into prison by the Nazis and later fled to France….Terrible things happened in Germany.”

Louise’s daughter Nancy Sommers found Louise’s youthful autobiography a few years ago and shared this excerpt as guest speaker for “Creating Light From Darkness and Optimism out of Tragedy”, the third annual Yom HaShoah event May 5 at UHC to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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Student Rabbi Jonathan Falco bids farewell to ‘community of longtime friends’

By Student Rabbi Jonathan Falco

We presently find ourselves in a period where we are literally counting the days until our next holiday.

Jews are always looking ahead, planning for the next occasion where the pulse of our calendar year brings us together in joyous or somber moments.

During these intervening days between Passover and Shavuot, we are commanded to count the omer of 49 days.

I’ve counted my year in monthly visits, trips to the “Enterprise” in Cincinnati and drives across the beautiful Indiana countryside.

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