Members Speak


“The nature of the community is but the sum total
 of what is in the individuals.”
Yitzchak Levi Satanov


What drew me to our Temple is described in two words “our Rabbi.” Rabbi Sherman speaks to my spiritual heart and fills me with joy. What made me stay at our Temple were the people. The whole congregation greeted me so warmly and made me feel that I found a forever home.

– Estelle Altork, Member Since 2007


I was drawn to Temple Etz Rimon because of the small congregation size and personal touch we received from the beginning. My daughter started at the Religious School at age 5 – the youngest in her class. Rabbi Sherman emailed and spoke to me throughout the year to make sure she was happy and comfortable. Both our children have made close friends in their classes over the last 7 years. Everyone is so warm and welcoming, and we truly feel part of a special community here.

– Julie Schwartz, Member since 2009


“We wanted to join a local Temple to teach our children about their heritage and about Judaism. We have found a wonderful family at Temple Etz Rimon where our children can feel that they belong to a group, a religion and a culture. The Rabbi and all the members here have been so welcoming.”

– Lori Tinkle, Member Since 2016


I joined Temple Etz Rimon with my Partner Paul 3 years ago because this is a warm community of like- minded people that have lived a Reform lifestyle. We feel very comfortable and there isn’t a sense of attitude. I have been involved in Sisterhood that has made the experience all the more enjoyable. I would recommend to anyone thinking about our Temple, to come to a service on Friday night and see how we can fit into their life.

– Judy Goldberg, Member Since 2013


After looking at other temples it became clear that Temple Etz Rimon was the right choice. The first time we came to Shabbot services we were greeted by friendly caring members. The warmth of the temple members and the Rabbi were sincere. There was not a push for us to join, just a true welcoming. We came from Chicago and 4 years ago we found Temple Etz Rimon and we have never looked back.

– Sharon and Mike Kroopkin, Members Since 2011