Congregation members gathered for a welcome dinner following the service.
Rabbi Stephen Sniderman held his first service at Temple Beth Israel on Aug. 5. Following the service, a buffet dinner was held for members and guests in order to welcome Rabbi Sniderman and his family to the congregation.
Sniderman said he has a good feeling about his first service, as did many dinner attendees. Sniderman and his family recently moved to Sarasota from Cumberland, Maryland where he was the rabbi at B’er Chayim. He said everyone he’s met so far has been warm and welcoming. Him and his family have enjoyed getting to know the area and Rabbi Sniderman said there is more culture here than his previous town.
“Everything we are discovering is wonderful,” he said.