|Save The Date: Channukah Party Sunday, December 21|
Save The Date: Adams Street Shul Annual Channukah Party will be on Sunday, December 21st this year.
More details coming soon!
|Celebrating Five Generations of Roiters!|
You are cordially invited to be our guest at an event honoring the Roiter Family on Sunday, December 7th at 4 PM.
Over 100 years ago, Joseph Roiter, having left the Ukraine with his family for an uncertain future in this country, joined with six other recent arrivals to found a small synagogue in Newton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. He then served two terms as President of the congregation that you, dear members and friends, have animated and strengthened so that it has now served the Jewish community and the larger neighborhood for over a century.
Joseph remained active in the synagogue all his life, including serving on the Bima Committee of 1924 that raised funds and contracted to build the Ark. His seat, number 4 on the east wall, still bears his initials.
His sons, Harry and Mendy Roiter, continued the Roiter Family's involvement. When President Louis Fried passed away in the mid-1980's, it was Vice-President Harry Roiter, himself already ailing, who recruited Bert Grand to become President in his stead. Harry Roiter was also the donor of the Shul's first air conditioning. Brother Mendy long outlived Harry, and although no longer healthy enough to come to shul, Mendy maintained his membership right into the 21st century.
Longstanding member Eric Roiter is a grandson of Joseph and Zipporah Roiter and a nephew of Harry and Mendy Roiter. Shown here with his grandparents, Eric grew up in Newport but recalls visiting the Adams Street Shul as a child with his grandfather and uncles. Eric is heading up the family's celebration of their ancestors' interest in the Shul.
Eric's granddaughter — Joseph's great great granddaughter — is the fifth generation of her family to be part of Adams Street. Come meet her on December 7th, as the Adams Street Shul holds a fundraising reception in honor of Joseph and his wife Zipporah, and the succeeding four generations (so far) of the Roiter family. The guests of honor are eager to meet the current members of the congregation, and eager for us to meet their family and friends.
You are cordially invited to be our guest at an event honoring the Roiter Family on Sunday, December 7th at 4:00 PM. The event begins with a reception featuring a live klezmer band, hors d'oeuvres, wine and schnapps. This is followed by a series of stories and presentations; and finally we will enjoy a dessert buffet together.
Reservations for shul members are $60 per person. You can make your reservations using the form below.
If you would like to come but cannot afford it, please privately contact event organizer Beri Gilfix as soon as possible.
If you are unable to attend, you can still use the reservation form below to make a donation in honor of the Roiters, which will be acknowledged in the Program Book.
Come meet the latest generation of Roiters; they are eager to meet you!
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