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New Rabbi Ushers
In The New Year

Oak Park's Temple Emanu-El
welcomes Rabbi Arturo Kalfus.

Robin Schwartz
I Contributing Writer

about 14 people, led by co-chairs Lynn
Cooper of Oak Park and Russell Wise
of Huntington Woods, underwent a
six-month process to find the new
osh Hashanah is a time of
rabbi. Group members say after sort-
new beginnings, so it's fitting
ing through resumes and meeting with
that congregants at Temple
several candidates, they immediately
Emanu-El in Oak Park ushered in the
connected with Kalfus and unani-
New Year while also welcoming their
mously
recommended his hiring to the
new rabbi, Arturo Kalfus.
temple's
board of trustees.
The native of Buenos Aires,
"He's
very
warm and welcoming,
Argentina — a son of
and
he has a very special
Polish immigrants who
spiritual
energy:' said search
survived the Holocaust —
committee
member David
previously served as associ- •E
Newman
of
Huntington
ate rabbi at Temple Beth
Woods.
Newman
and his
Am in Miami. He officially
family
have
been
members
started July 1 following the
of Temple Emanu-El for 12
retirement of Rabbi Joseph
years.
Klein, who led Temple
"He's enthusiastic about
Emanu-El for 16 years.
making
connections with all
"I hope to build on the
members
[tots to seniors]
Rabbi
Art
uro
strength of Rabbi Klein's
and,
most
importantly, mak-
Kalfus
rabbinate:' Kalfus, 53, said
ing
demands
upon us as
in a recorded message from
congregants
to
reflect
and
reconnect:'
Miami after accepting the position.
Newman
said.
"He
wants
the
'vision of
Founded in 1952, Temple Emanu-
Temple
Emanu-El
to
be
our
vision

El was the first Reform congregation
not
his
vision."
in Oakland County; 465 families are
currently members. High Holiday
Emotional Connections
services provided the first big oppor-
Kalfus
says his Latin heritage makes
tunity for Kalfus to get to know the
him
someone
who's true to his emo-
congregation.
tions
and
helps
him connect easily
"We're starting with some very
with
people
of
all
ages.
strong initiatives to recreate the con-
"I
love
to
be
a
congregational
rabbi:'
nection between young families and
he
said.
"I
believe,
like
traditional
the temple community:' he said. "We're
Jews, that a synagogue should have
reworking our religious services,
three
important pillars: Torah, avodah
strengthening musical instrumentation
[service]
and gemilut chasidim [acts of
and we're also reaching out to empty
lovingkindness].
nesters and seniors:'
'e should study together in ways
Kalfus, who speaks English,
that
are powerful, meaningful and
Hebrew, Spanish and French, says he
relevant
to our lives. We should have
first realized he wanted to become
prayers
that
move our hearts and
a rabbi when he was just 15 or 16
engage
our
minds,
and we should have
years old. He was ordained in 1992
acts
of
lovingkindness
with acts of
at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish
repairing
the
world.
I'm
very excited to
Institute of Religion in New York. He
build
a
future
and
a
mission
together
also studied at Columbia University
with
the
members
of
Temple
Emanu-
in New York, the Sorbonne in Paris,
El:'
and the Jewish Theological Seminary
The rabbi is currently working on a
in New York, and received a bachelor's
music-filled
family service that will be
degree in Jewish history and Jewish
launched
at
6:30
p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. All
philosophy from Hebrew University in
members
of
the
community
are wel-
Jerusalem.
come
to
attend.
He moved to Metro Detroit with his
wife, Phyllis Meyers, a Jewish educator,
For more information about
and daughter, Lilah, 16. The couple's
Temple Emanu-El's programs and
son, Ari, 19, is a freshman at Brandeis
services, call (248) 967-4020, or
University.
visit www.emanuel-mich.org .
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