Celebration of Temple B’nai Israel’s new building

Submitted to The Dorchester Banner/Alan Mickelson Rabbi Peter Hyman welcomed his congregation and guests to the new Temple B'nai Israel in Easton.

Submitted to The Dorchester Banner/Alan Mickelson
Rabbi Peter Hyman welcomed his congregation and guests to the new Temple B’nai Israel in Easton.

EASTON — Rabbi Peter Hyman led the Saturday night service on June 9, at Temple B’nai Israel in Easton, which was attended by 200 people.
Many were members of the Temple B’nai Israel congregation. But there were also a large number of men and women from the wider community, as well as members of the clergy, the Mayor of Easton, Robert C. Willey, and the Town Manager, Donald J. Richardson.

This was the second day of the three-day celebration marking the dedication of Temple B’nai Israel’s new building.

Rabbi Hyman said, “This change from our old Temple to the new one is a symbol of our openness, our warmth, our embrace of the whole community as we go from strength to further strength.”

Jeannie Haddaway-Ricco, Governor Larry Hogan’s Deputy Chief of Staff, presented a declaration from the Governor, honoring the achievement of the congregation in creating this new synagogue.

The featured speaker was Peter Franchot, comptroller of the State of Maryland. Looking out at the expansive sanctuary, he said, “This is a special place in the State of Maryland. Thousands and thousands of years of civilization are represented by this Temple.”

Mr. Franchot continued as he referred to the congregation, “You have shown remarkable growth, and you have made many contributions to the State of Maryland.

“This is also a special place because you are well known to have a feeling of commitment and compassion for your neighbors.”
The celebration concluded with prayers and singing, then some 15 minutes of dancing with music from the Seth Kibel Klezmer Trio.

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