Ridgewood Mayor to be Honored at Temple Israel
"It means a lot to me," Paul Aronsohn said of the gesture.
Ridgewood Mayor Paul Aronsohn will be honored by his synagogue, Temple Israel, at its Shabbat service on Saturday morning.
Aronsohn, a member of the Grove Street house of worship, is believed to be the first Jewish mayor in the village's history.
"It's wonderful," Aronsohn said of the recognition ceremony. "It's wonderful to be recognized by the community. The Temple Israel community really revolves around our Ridgewood community. It's really something special, it means a lot to me."
He'll be given an aliyah, a reading of a section in the Torah, and then a m'shaberakh, a special prayer, before addressing the congregation Saturday morning.
The kiddush, a meal following the Shabbat service, will be in Aronsohn's honor. The public is welcome to attend the free service, which begins at 9 a.m.
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