I want to thank the Baltimore Jewish Times and Maayan Jaffe for the beautiful article about B’nai Israel Congregation and our recent revitalization (“‘Over The Wire,” April 26). I feel privileged to serve as the spiritual leader of such a unique and special community, especially at this time of exciting and unprecedented growth. I also want to acknowledge the tremendous work of Rabbi Dr. Alan Yuter, a giant of Torah and a pastoral genius who lovingly shepherded the congregation for the past seven years, who was instrumental in its growth, and who has been an invaluable mentor to me. We are privileged to be welcoming back Rabbi Yuter this upcoming Thursday evening, May 23, at 7 p.m. to B’nai Israel for a community lecture; he is visiting from Jerusalem. All are invited. It will be a stimulating and thought-provoking evening that you will not want to miss.
Rabbi Etan Mintz
B’nai Israel Congregation