Last month, my family hopped into the mini-van and drove up to Little Rhody for one last visit before the big move. This time, thankfully, we could leave our snow gear at home. Soon after we arrived, Judy Silverman gave us a tour of the Mitzvah Garden. My 7 year-old daughter, Sophie, could not stop eating the beautiful romaine lettuce. Last night she told us that she actually likes salad! Sophie and my four year-old son Aeden, got a chance to visit their new classrooms and meet future classmates at JCDS Providence. Guess who Sophie’s 2nd Grade teacher will be this Fall? Former TY Cohen School Director, Sari Guttin, Valerie and I are also longtime friends with the new Director of JCDS and his wife. I am blessed that my wife is a professionally trained chef. Valerie looks forward to exploring the local food scene, teaching cooking classes, and working as a private chef for families who are too busy to cook. She is also very happy that we are moving closer to her family in Worcester ...
Rabbi Aaron Philmus
Rabbi Aaron brings a traditional style and approach of prayer to the conservative synagogue. He has a background in ecology and Jewish education and teaches Torah through agriculture and wilderness skills, and plays guitar as a way to bring music to the synagogue. He’s a naturalist who believes that everything stems from nature, and he understands the plight of others who are less fortunate, and how to use the land to enrich ourselves.