I am so very sorry that I will not be able to attend the event of the year — an extraordinary party for an extraordinary man. My thoughts and wishes will be with you and Sylvia. There is no one I would rather celebrate and I do celebrate you everytime I think of you.
I have so much to be grateful for in the many years you have been my rabbi, teacher, friends, and I have loved you for your kindness, sincerity, compassion, humor, modesty and goodness.
I miss you leading our Sisterhood Bible Class which had evolved into a class of learning how to live using the Bible as a springboard for the most fascinating discussions. We were a diverse crew — ranging from zero knowledge to quite advanced students. How to thank you for never humiliating us for foolish questions, for making us feel comfortable discussing profound ideas. We had many a laugh — not at anyone but sharing a naive or comical remark. We aired problems and gave each other advice. And we learned a lot — from you our brilliant teacher.
Thank you for making Tuesday morning the highlight of my week.
And most of all – Happy Birthday!
By: Hattie Segal