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March 28, 2003 - Image 55

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2003-03-28

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Resnick Dean of the JTS Rabbinical
School, will speak at the Sunday pro-
"I have known Rabbi Elliot Pachter
since he was a young man growing up in
my first congregation, the North Shore
Jewish Center in Port Jefferson Station,
N.Y.," Rabbi Lebeau says. "He demon-
strated his deep Jewish commitment
even as a teenager. He often read Torah
for our congregation and was inspired by
his OVal family's love for the synagogue,
Israel and k/al Yi srael [the Jewish peo-
Making the trip to Detroit was
important to Rabbi Lebeau. "I take great
satisfaction in knowing of the profound
impact Rabbi Pachter has had on the
lives of so many in the synagogue and of
his influence in the larger Detroit Jewish
community," he says. He has brought
honor. to his family and to the Jewish
Theological Seminary that ordained him
through his service to the Jewish people."
A commemorative tribute book,
organized by B'nai Moshe members
Elissa Paul and Pam Greenspan, also has
been prepared. It includes memories,
messages and photos paying tribute to
Rabbi Pachter for providing religious
comfort during difficult times, for his
love of children, his sense of humor,
knowledge of Judaism, warm personality
and friendship shared.
It's because of him that my family
wound up, so serendipitously, at B'nai
Moshe," Nancy Kaplan said.
Searching for a new synagogue before
her daughter's bat mitzvah in 1993,
Kaplan had been so impressed by Rabbi
Pachter at services her family attended'
when he was at Adat Shalom that when
he came to B'nai Moshe, so did they.
"We just felt very comfortable with
him and we trusted that any congrega-
don that had chosen him to be its rabbi
would be a shul where we could feel
comfortable," Kaplan said."
Ten years later, she feels the same.

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Shabbat services and kiddush
luncheon to honor Rabbi Elliot-
Pachter will be held Saturday, April
5, at Congregation B'nai Moshe.
The Sunday, April 6, "Perfect
10" celebration will begin at 4 p.m.
with family activities, auction,
music and dancing, to be followed
by a 5:30 p.m. address by Rabbi
William Lebeau and a 6:30 p.m.
dinner. The event is open to the
community. Cost: $36/adults;
$12/children age 12 and under.
For information, contact event
co-chairs Alisa Peskin-Shepherd or
Anne Rottman, at (248) 788-0600.




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