137 Comments

  1. Fred & Susan Valins
    June 18, 2020 @ 4:19 pm

    We so enjoyed the “Cocktails with Cantor Sebo – Klezmer program” with the Cantor and Steven G, and we hope that it was recorded and will be available somewhere on your website. I have a cousin in Los Angeles who is an accomplished violinist and I know that he would enjoy both the virtuosity and emotion of Steven’s playing and all of the wonderful information about Klezmer music and the beautiful rituals of these wedding ceremonies.
    Be well and thank you to the Cantor for these delightful programs.
    Sincerely,
    Fred & Susan Valins

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      June 23, 2020 @ 11:29 pm

      Hi Fred and Susan,
      Thanks for your kind words and for tuning in to last Wednesday’s program. Steve Greenman is AMAZING! Next time you (Or your cousin) visit our Temple website, click on “livestream” and then click on “Chapel”…search for the “previous broadcast” dated June 17th and enjoy. Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

  2. Cookie Hartman
    June 10, 2020 @ 6:19 pm

    Thank you Kathy and Marshall for a delightful concert featuring the music of Carol King and Burt Bacharach. So calming and peaceful during these not so peaceful times. Looking forward to your future concerts.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      June 12, 2020 @ 9:48 pm

      You are SO welcome. Thanks for joining us!

  3. Gertrude Mann
    April 29, 2020 @ 1:31 am

    Rabbi Cohen, all of the videos have been innovative and welcome, but your inclusive celebration of Israel Independence day is so professional and personal. The photos and your words make me proud to be a member of out wonderful Temple.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      May 6, 2020 @ 4:39 pm

      Dear Gert,
      Thank you so much for this. I am so pleased you enjoyd the video for Israel’s Independence. Rommie Sebo has worked with us on our videos and has done a phenomenal job. I agree with you – the video is beautifully produced. I so look forward to seeing you again soon and hope that you keep healthy and safe in the meantime. Sending you warm regards,
      Jonathan

  4. Carole Rock
    April 27, 2020 @ 12:13 pm

    Dear Rabbi Cohen,
    Thank you for the beautiful presentation for Yom Ha’atzmaut. I so enjoyed the history lesson and listening to you. In this “lock-down” that we have been in for so long it is a wonderful “break” in the day. We look forward to returning home< (if we can get there) and visiting once again.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      April 27, 2020 @ 3:55 pm

      Dear Carole,
      Thank you so much for this. Please let me know when you plan to come back. I too so look forward to visiting with you again. Also, yet again – I send you a big thank you and yishar koach on the beautiful, inspiring, elevating artwork! SEnding the both of you much love.

  5. Maude & Mel Shafron
    April 22, 2020 @ 8:50 pm

    Thank you again for another meaningful and beautiful program remembering Yom HaShoah. We look forward to sharing Shabbat with all of you as well as all the programs and talks you provide for us. Its very comforting during this time of stress. Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones. Be safe!

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  6. Jane Rothstein
    April 21, 2020 @ 11:22 am

    Thank you for the beautiful Yom HaShoah video.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      April 27, 2020 @ 3:56 pm

      Maude and Mel,

      Thank you. Thank you for being there, remaining connected, and letting us know you care.
      My warm regards to the both of you.

    • Jonathan Cohen
      April 27, 2020 @ 3:57 pm

      Hi Jane,

      Thank you so much. Loking forward to seeing you again when it’s safe – please keep healthy. Warm regards.

  7. Margie Moskovitz
    April 20, 2020 @ 4:26 pm

    I was deeply moved by the Yom HaShoah message from all of our clergy. The very personal stories they shared were a meaningful and powerful tribute to the lives that perished and to the lives of those who strove to help others live. It made me think of my own grandfather’s brother Rabbi Mordecai Potashnikov who was shot in the forest by Hitler’s Einsatzgruppen in Lithuania. His son Pesach fortunately had emigrated to Palestine earlier.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 20, 2020 @ 8:16 pm

      Hi Margie,
      May your great uncle’s memory always be for a blessing.

  8. Ilene and Gary Kammer
    April 12, 2020 @ 3:40 pm

    We thank you for the meaningful seder video. We enjoyed the Haggadah, the inspiring music, and the hamish service. The quality of the video, and, in particular, the slides, made the service very easy to follow and to participate in. We felt as if we were seated next to you at the table. This seder was truly unique and memorable.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 21, 2020 @ 10:19 pm

      I am SO happy you enjoyed the Seder video. Next year in…. our homes, with family, not via Zoom.

  9. Ximena Valdes Sessler
    April 8, 2020 @ 11:04 pm

    The Passover Prep and Passover Seder videos are outstanding. I’m grateful; they have greatly enriched my celebration of Passover. They are educational, moving, light and profound at the same time and musically beautiful.
    Thank you, Cantor Kathy and Rabbis Jonathan, Roger and Stacey. You are the best!

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 21, 2020 @ 10:20 pm

      Thank you Ximena. So glad you enjoyed a wonderful Passover.

  10. Carole Rock
    April 8, 2020 @ 9:42 am

    To our rabbis and cantor Sebo. Thank you for all your preparation and presentation of the wonderful videos of the Passover seder. One of the best decisions Alvin and I made was when we joined the Temple. From the warmth of the congregation, the services, the sermons and Cantor Sebo’s beautiful voice, we knew we were in a special place. We wish everyone a “zissen peseach” , good health and love and pray that once again, we will be able to worship an celebrate together..

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 8, 2020 @ 11:27 pm

      And a zissen Pesach to you as well. Thank you for your kind and sweet words. Can’t wait until we are all back together again. Stay safe and healthy.

  11. Daniel Roth
    April 6, 2020 @ 11:39 am

    Thank you all for the outstanding job you are doing in staying in touch with the congregants.
    Your support is tremendously appreciated.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 7, 2020 @ 1:00 am

      Stay safe and healthy and we will all see each other soon, I pray.

  12. Eveline Bellon
    April 5, 2020 @ 2:48 pm

    Hi Jane
    What a lovely message you sent to all of us congregants.
    The clergy, cantor and staff have been wonderful with
    all their encouraging videos and other forms of contact
    in these most difficult and trying times.
    I hope you all stay safe and have a good and
    different Paesach.
    Hope to see you all in the flesh SOON.
    Take care.

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  13. Anne Singer
    April 3, 2020 @ 9:10 pm

    Jay and I are grateful for the beautiful live-streaming TTTI Shabbat service we participated in virtually this evening. At so many moments we felt the spirit and meaning of Shabbat, the warmth of the prayers, the joy of the beautiful music and the timely significance of the interpretation of this week’s Torah portion, thanks to Rabbis Cohen and Klein and Cantor Sebo and despite the physical separation. We admire your efforts and look forward to the time when we can one again celebrate together in person. Shabbat Shalom.

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    • Lisa Falkenberg
      April 5, 2020 @ 3:33 pm

      We are so grateful to The Temple Clergy for the stunningly moving, meaningful and beautiful Shabbat services these past few weeks. They have really helped nourish our souls.
      Thank you!
      Lisa and Richard Falkenberg

    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 7, 2020 @ 12:59 am

      Have a beautiful Passover and hope to see you (and everyone) very soon.

  14. Hester Lewellen
    April 2, 2020 @ 10:35 am

    I am a non-Jew who was directed to your explanation of the seder plate by a Jewish friend. It was so informative. Thanks to Rabbi Cohen and Cantor Sebo. I wish all non-Jews would watch to understand the why’s and wherefores of the items. I live at Judson Park where I see that a seder meal is being offered as a choice for passover dinner: chicken soup, brisket, potato kugel, prune and carrot tsimmes, and spiced apples for dessert. No seder plate, but I’ll be happy to join you for this meal in spirit.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 7, 2020 @ 12:57 am

      Hello Hester. How lovely of you to add such a nice comment. I hope you enjoy the Passover meal being offered this week at Judson Park. Wishing you health and peace as we all make our wZy through this very challenging time. Stay safe, Cantor Kathy

  15. Gertrude Mann
    April 1, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

    Brilliant use of livestreaming for Passover Prep and Kaddish. Kathy, I listen to your first video of song over and over. Your efforts, all clergy, out touches wherever we are. TTTI is a family. You keep pulling us in. Thanks.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 7, 2020 @ 12:46 am

      Dearest Gert, I’m delighted you are enjoying and finding comfort in our videos. I hope you’re staying healthy. Wishing you a beautiful Pesach. Hope we will ALL see each other very soon.

  16. Judy Saltzman
    April 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am

    Thank you so much for this beautiful (and adorable) video about the seder plate. I was especially interested in the burnt egg. Never knew why eggs were part of the seder, but now I do. Ditto for the orange, Miriam’s cup, and scallions!!!

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      April 2, 2020 @ 9:11 am

      So happy you liked the “Passover prep” video. I hope you will enjoy a meaningful Pesach and I pray we will all see each other in person very soon. Stay healthy!

  17. Joe Newman & Carol Marshall
    March 29, 2020 @ 12:22 pm

    A tour-de-force.
    4 extraordinary sessions this weekend. First, a wonderful Friday Service with Rabbis Jonathan, Roger, Stacy, Cantor Kathy and Marshall Griffith, followed by Torah Study, Saturday morning, with Rabbi Roger and the Saturday afternoon enlightening lecture with Rabbi Jonathan, and ending with an uplifting and marvelous lecture by Rabbi Roger. Kudos to each of you for a superlative weekend of learning. KUDOS to each of you,
    We hope this continues—-but with all of us together in the same room so all members can participate and enjoy all functions—and be physically with our community.

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    • Kathryn W Sebo
      April 1, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

      thanks Joe and Carol for your unending support and encouragement. one request of you…stay healthy. that’s all!
      a zissen Pesach!

  18. Alex and Eti Ganin
    March 26, 2020 @ 3:45 pm

    Dear Rabbi Cohen, Rabbi Klein, Rabbi Schlein, Cantor Sebo, and Temple staff!
    Thank you so much for reaching out to us by your personal appeal, your music, your teaching Torah, virtual museum tours and ideas for Mitzva projects.
    We hear you and we see you, we care about you and we wish you good health and spirit.
    Take care of yourself for your sake, your families well being, and ours.
    We extend our best wishes to all congregants and their families, especially to our dear Chai Lifers.
    We love you all.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 28, 2020 @ 2:45 pm

      Shabbat shalom and thank you for your sweet message. Stay safe and healthy.

  19. Carol and Burt
    March 26, 2020 @ 2:05 pm

    This is the very definition of a temple. You all make it a beautiful and caring place, near or far, all ways in our hearts. You are loving gifts. May we all be safe and healthy.
    Carol and Burt

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 28, 2020 @ 2:45 pm

      Amen. XO

  20. Lois israel
    March 26, 2020 @ 1:24 pm

    Thank all of you who have reached out to all of us congregants. It’s wonderful to be in our caring community and is a bright spot in our stay at home days. I wish that all of you stay healthy.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 28, 2020 @ 2:46 pm

      Thank you Lois. You stay healthy and I hope we will all be able to see each other in person very soon. Shabbat shalom.

  21. Anna Lautanen
    March 25, 2020 @ 8:50 pm

    Dear Cantor Kathy,
    Thank you for your latest video. I miss so much being at the Temple! Being able to view it from afar is very helpful. I’m missing everyone but know I’m not alone in this.

    Please take care of yourself. With warmest thoughts,
    Anna Lautanen (aka-Levannah Channah- thank you again)

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 28, 2020 @ 2:48 pm

      Dearest Levannah Channah….
      So glad you are enjoying our video outreach. Stay healthy and, hopefully, we will all be together again very soon.
      Shabbat shalom.

  22. Marty Plax
    March 25, 2020 @ 10:17 am

    Each of you has demonstrated the true spirit of community and faith that makes me proud to be a member of Temple Tifereth Israel. Many thanks.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 25, 2020 @ 2:43 pm

      Thanks Marty. Just be healthy and stay safe.

  23. Susan Weidenthal Saltzman
    March 25, 2020 @ 8:36 am

    What a lovely video! My grandmother would have been so thrilled to know that her wedding dress was on display this way!
    Thank you, Sue Koletsky, for including our treasures in this special exhibit.
    (By the way, my wedding was in 1986, not 1985.)
    😉

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 25, 2020 @ 2:42 pm

      And what a stunning dress it is! Stay healthy.

  24. Libby Frolichman
    March 24, 2020 @ 6:41 pm

    Thank you Cantor Sebo! Your voice is beautiful, but your recording could not have come at a more perfect time. My cousin died in Australia during this social-distancing mandate. We had an around-the-world funeral via Facebook Live. I shared the video with his daughter who played it while we followed the hearse to the Memorial Park and then had a service from the inside of their car. Times are strange, but your music was comforting to all of us. Thank you!

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:31 pm

      Dear Libby
      I am very sorry to learn about the passing of your love one. This is such a challenging time. It’s difficult to imagine how our mourners are handling this isolation at the moment they most need to be surrounded by family and friends. I hope you will always have the sweetest memories of your cousin. Please stay safe and healthy.

  25. Ximena Valdes Sessler
    March 24, 2020 @ 5:54 pm

    Dearest Cantor Kathy,
    Thank you, for your tour of the Temple’ s Jewish Weddings exhibit. It warmed my heart to again experience those precious artifacts, now from the comfort of my home, and to view them through your voice and smile.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:33 pm

      It was my pleasure and an honor to represent Sue, Margie and our wonderful museum committee. Thank you, Ximena.

  26. Deb Tobin
    March 24, 2020 @ 11:22 am

    Dear Cantor Kathy,
    I found this beautiful rendition of two of my favourites on the unorthodox website. I Listened to your beautiful voice several times since finding this. I am Canadian and this just goes to show you how far reaching music can be. Is there any chance you could send me a link so I could share this with some of my fellow congregants at OR Shalom synagogue London Ontario Canada.
    Thank you. You have made a real a difference!

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:35 pm

      It was my pleasure and an honor to represent Sue, Margie and our wonderful museum committee. Thank you, Ximena.

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:36 pm

      Hi Deb. Thank you for your kind words. Please feel to email me at ksebo@ttti.org and I will do my best to send you the link. Until then, stay healthy.

  27. Patti Dery
    March 24, 2020 @ 12:11 am

    Thank you to Rabbis Cohen and Klein for sending these warm and caring messages during this difficult time.
    And to Cantor Kathy for her beautiful soothing music.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:37 pm

      Stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your sweet and supportive words.

  28. Phyllis Goodman
    March 23, 2020 @ 9:34 pm

    Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and beautiful music.
    Shalom

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:38 pm

      Stay safe and healthy. Thank you for your very thoughtful message.

  29. Joe Newman & Carol Marshall
    March 23, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

    Rabbis Cohen, and Klein and Cantor Sebo.
    Thanks for your beautiful messages to our Congregants.
    We have listened to all your Streaming functions and find them fulfilling, beautiful and thought provoking.
    We are lucky to have you as our Clergy, as you give us strength and direction, helping all of us to get through this very unusual crisis.
    God bless to all—-and our wonderful Congregation !

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 24, 2020 @ 9:38 pm

      Joe and Carol, thank you and please… stay safe and healthy.

    • Anna
      March 25, 2020 @ 10:28 am

      Dear Cantor Kathy,
      Thank you for your latest video. I miss so much being at the Temple! Being able to view it from afar is very helpful. I’m missing everyone but know I’m not alone in this.

      Please take care of yourself. With warmest thoughts,
      Anna Lautanen (aka-Levannah Channah- thank you again)

  30. Nancy & Alvin Kitay
    March 22, 2020 @ 9:19 pm

    Dear Rabbi Cohen Rabbi Klein and Cantor Kathy, How inspiring and warm your messages and songs made us feel! While being socially isolated from our loved ones and the Temple Family your words of encouragement brought us great solace. We extend our hopes and prayers that everyone will be well. Thank you for your caring thoughtfulness.

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    • Adele Silver
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:28 pm

      Dear Rabbi Jonathan,, Rabbi Roger, Cantor Kathy, thank you for your generous messages and music…I’m grateful that The Temple is always a place of wisdom and lovingkindness. With warmest regards to all of you, Adele Silver

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:46 pm

      Thank you for your kind words. Please be safe and stay healthy,
      Kathy

    • Roger Klein
      March 23, 2020 @ 9:38 pm

      Thanks so much Alvin and Nancy and how nice to hear from you Adele. I hope you are all well and keeping safe.
      Roger

  31. Mel Ross
    March 22, 2020 @ 6:29 pm

    Dear Rabbi’s and Cantor Sebo. Sally and I have enjoyed so very much all of the music, messages and the Rabbi’s, Torah study
    In these difficult times the music and messages mean so much.
    One suggestion is for Rabbi Klein stick to sermons and allow Cantor Sebo to do the chanting. ( just kidding)
    Sally and I hope you are all well and stay safe.
    Sally and Mel Ross
    Sarasota, Fl

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 8:57 pm

      Hi Sally and Mel. Thank you for your kind words. By the way, Rabbi Klein is singing Kol Nidre this Fall.
      Stay healthy,
      Kathy

    • Bonnie Wolk Brofman
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:21 pm

      Just listened to Cantor Sebo
      A close friend died Friday. A week after a stroke.
      She would have so enjoyed this. Thank you

  32. Mary Triest and Chuck Ross
    March 22, 2020 @ 6:01 pm

    Todah..Thank you..Such important words that feel insignificant at this time. We are so grateful for our Temple, for our Clergy, for the knowledge that we are all together as a community even though we are in different locations. We are batting .500 in being able to livestream Kabbalat Shabbat Services. (Can you tell we miss baseball?!) Here’s hoping we can pray with you this Friday night.
    Wishing good health for all,
    Mary and Chuck

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 8:59 pm

      Sending wishes of health. Stay safe,
      Kathy

  33. Emily Edelstein
    March 22, 2020 @ 4:41 pm

    Howard And I want to thank you for your messages of hope and beautiful music during this rough time in all of our lives. Stay well.

    Emily And Howard Edelstein

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:00 pm

      Stay safe and healthy,
      Kathy

  34. KEITH SPERO
    March 22, 2020 @ 4:38 pm

    Rabbi Klein and Rabbi Cohen, your messages have touched my heart. Kathy, you have touched my sole ! Thank you.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:01 pm

      Thank you Keith.
      Please stay safe and healthy,
      Kathy

  35. Joan and Rick Rivitz
    March 22, 2020 @ 3:51 pm

    What a wonderful way to engage us with your beautiful voice. How fortunate we are to have you consoling us at this difficult time. It is especially depressing for those who are experiencing loneliness
    during a grieving period. So we are thanking you for uplifting our spirits and helping us to deal with
    these unique times. Much gratitude to our rabbis who give us strength, as wall .

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:03 pm

      And thank you for your sweet words. Stay safe and healthy,
      Kathy

  36. Margie and Art Newman
    March 22, 2020 @ 3:15 pm

    Thank you so much to all our clergy and those working behind the scenes to keep us connected. We are so lucky to be part of this caring community. Your words and songs are inspiring.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:04 pm

      Be safe. Stay healthy. Looking forward to seeing you and everyone when this chaos finally ends.
      Kathy

  37. Carol and Burt
    March 22, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

    Our Dear Cantor Kathy,You bring such beauty into our lives. And now of all times it is so special. Thank you. Shalom…and be well. Love, Carol and Burt (and Folly)

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:05 pm

      Thank you Carol and Burt. Stay healthy and Carol…go practice your Hebrew 😉
      Kathy

  38. Linda Sanders
    March 22, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

    Thank you for staying in touch with your congregants. Words of comfort are healing. Knowing we are all in this together gives us strength. May these challenging times make us stronger. Patience and fortitude……My youngest daughter, Betsy Gershaw, has been standing in for her cantor who is on maternity leave. This past Friday at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh, NC, she joined the rabbi, a board member and a tech person to sing the songs for the Sabbath. Bob and I are very proud of her. The training she received at The Temple certainly enabled her to read Hebrew.

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:06 pm

      I know Betsy and her beautiful voice are bringing great comfort to her community and congregation. Stay healthy,
      Kathy

  39. Anne Singer
    March 22, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

    We are so grateful for the meaningful outreach from our rabbis and cantor. Each of your messages resonates with us, and the sublime music helps soothe our troubled souls. And special thanks to Rommie Sebo for his efforts in bringing us these daily communications. The sense of community, despite the physical distance, has helped to provide much needed comfort and a sense of stability as each of us battles this modern plague. We wish all of you continued strength and health to navigate these uncharted waters.

    Anne and Jay Singer

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    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:09 pm

      Anne and Jay, thanks for your words of encouragement. (And I will be sure to encourage Mr. Sebo to keep doing what he is doing)
      Stay healthy,
      Kathy

  40. Tamar maltz
    March 22, 2020 @ 1:15 pm

    Dearest Rabbis & Cantor Sebo,
    What a wonderful thrill it was to find your messages of comfort, when we are so far from home. Missing the temple, our home and our friends,
    we are in Florida with our son Dan and his dog,Homer. Cantor brought tears to our eyes with her beautiful melodies. Wishing you all continued
    good health. Fondly, Milton & Tamar Maltz

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:48 pm

      Tamar, thank you so much for this. How the world has changed in the few weeks since we saw you and Milt! Please keep healthy and safe. Sending you our blessings – we will come through this together. Please also delive to Milt my love and appreciation for the both of you, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:14 pm

      Thank you for your sweet words. Stay safe and healthy and, hopefully, we will all see each other in Cleveland very soon.
      Kathy

  41. Nancy Pickus
    March 22, 2020 @ 12:39 pm

    I know now why I have retained my membership in Temple Tifereth Israel even though I have been gone for 25 years. It is a place of comfort and peace like no other. Thank you, Rabbi Cohen for taking the time to talk—and to the rest of the staff for their kind words of support. I pray you all find health, comfort and peace in these frightening times.
    Nancy Pickus

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    • Lois GrossLoi
      March 22, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

      Thank you all at TTTI for your help and support at these trying times.

    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:45 pm

      Nancy, it was so wonderful to speak with you and I look forward to remaining in touch, Sending you The Temple in Cleveland’s love. Please keep healthy and safe. Warm regards, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:23 pm

      Stay healthy. We’re going to get through this.
      All the best,
      Kathy

  42. Wendy Shaw
    March 22, 2020 @ 11:56 am

    We loved services and Rabbis Cohen and Klein messages. Just an FYI – Services stopped on all our devices at 24 minutes and we cannot open Cantor Sebo message. But again you all are wonderful!

    Wendy Shaw and Richard Spivak

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    • whelfand
      March 22, 2020 @ 12:21 pm

      Wendy and Richard, Thank you for the lovely feedback and for your patience with our video challenges. We are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible. -Wendy Helfand

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:24 pm

      Hi Wendy and Richard,
      Let me know if those issues have been resolved. If you need my help, I’m happy to assist you to find the musical video message on The Temple’s Facebook page.
      Stay healthy,
      Kathy

  43. Eveline Bellon
    March 22, 2020 @ 11:36 am

    We are very fortunate to have such wonderful caring Rabbis (all 3) and
    Cantor Sebo. Thank you all.
    Stay well.

    Reply

    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:33 pm

      Thank you so much for this, I so deeply appreciate it. All my best, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

      Stay safe and healthy, Eveline.

  44. Alison Arkin
    March 22, 2020 @ 11:07 am

    Thank you Rabbi Klein, Rabbi Cohen and Cantor Sebo. Searching for the words to express the deep meaning.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much Alison – sending warm regards, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:25 pm

      Sending hugs (from a distance, of course) to your entire family. Stay healthy,
      Kathy

  45. Mirit Balkan
    March 22, 2020 @ 9:59 am

    Thank you for these messages 🙏

    Reply

    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:29 pm

      Thank you Mirit – I hope you are all well in this (laregly homebound) new reality. Sending all of you a big virtual hug from the whole family, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:26 pm

      Thank you Mirit. Stay safe and healthy,
      Kathy

  46. Joyce Wald
    March 21, 2020 @ 3:21 pm

    You all have brought such peace and comfort in this difficult time. We, as a congregation and a family, are blessed to have you

    Reply

    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:27 pm

      Joyce, we hope you and Eric and the whole family are doing well and miss seeing you. Sending lots of love, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:27 pm

      Dear Joyce,
      Thank you for your words of support. Be safe and stay healthy,
      Kathy

  47. Joan Levy
    March 21, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

    Thank you Rabbi Klein and Rabbi Cohen. Your messages are so very comforting and though we are now isolated from one another, it reminds us that we are still a member of a caring community and are not really alone,

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much Joan – much love to you and please take good care, Jonathan

  48. Ximena Valdes Sessler
    March 21, 2020 @ 12:42 pm

    We have the best Temple and the best clergy. Your heartfelt messages and teachings reinforce the awareness of how important you are to me and how grateful I am to have you be part of my life.

    Reply

    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:25 pm

      Ximena and Dan, all of us send you much love – our feelings are mutual. We miss you and look forward to connecting soon. Sending you prayers for health and joy, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:29 pm

      Ximena,
      I’m really looking forward to when our choir rehearsals can resume. Missing you and the whole gang.
      Stay safe and healthy,
      Kathy

  49. Margie Moskovitz
    March 21, 2020 @ 11:32 am

    I am feeling a strong sense of gratitude to our clergy and support staff for making us feel we are in this together and for providing rich, heartwarming and comforting on line prayerful and learning
    experiences. The Temple has never felt more important to me. Shabbat Shalom and wishes for good health to all. Margie

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:23 pm

      Margie – thank you so much for this – I have so much to say in response, but for the moment please accept my heartfelt thank you. Looking forward to being in touch again in teh coming days, Jonathan

    • Kathryn Sebo
      March 22, 2020 @ 9:31 pm

      It was so good chatting with you today. Stay healthy and keep in touch.
      Kathy

  50. Maude & Mel
    March 20, 2020 @ 11:34 pm

    Thank you Rabbis for your calming words of comfort during these stressful days. Please stay safe and healthy!

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  51. Maude & Mel
    March 20, 2020 @ 11:19 pm

    Thank you Rabbi Cohen and Rabbi Klein for your calming words of comfort at this stressful time for all of us. Please stay safe and healthy!

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:17 pm

      Maude and Mel – thank you!!! Much love and please keep healthy and safe, Jonathan

  52. Dana Prince
    March 20, 2020 @ 7:56 pm

    Thanks Rabbi Klein and Cohen. Your voices are calming. I loved seeing Rabbi Klein’s “relaxed” conversational pose, I could imagine I was sitting right there with you.

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  53. Marilyn
    March 20, 2020 @ 6:25 pm

    Thank you, Rabbis, for the sense of peace and caring that you bring to us.
    Miss Kabbalt Shabbat services.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:16 pm

      Marilyn, thank you. Sending much love, Jonathan

  54. Carol and Burt
    March 20, 2020 @ 5:33 pm

    You both bring comfort and warm calm at a time it is surely needed by us. But it comes to mind that you offer us so much….what can you do for you???
    We will be joining in streaming with you. You do bring Shalom in the best sense…you must allow us to do the same for you.
    Fondly,
    Carol and Burt Deutsch

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  55. Mel Berger
    March 20, 2020 @ 4:52 pm

    Todah Rabah Roger. You have one of those voices which, by its natural tone is calming and soothing.

    Yesher Koach !

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  56. Staci Block
    March 20, 2020 @ 4:45 pm

    After my very stressful day working at a nursing home under difficult circumstances, your words are soothing. Yes, “we are all in this together.” Thank you for this important reminder…

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:15 pm

      We are, and must remain together through this. All my best, Jonathan

  57. Bobbi Tuber and jack Davidson
    March 20, 2020 @ 4:14 pm

    Thank you for your comforting words. It shall be G-d’s will.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:14 pm

      Amen. Bobbi and Jack – sending you much love and looking forward to being in touch again soon, Jonathan

  58. Marc Frisch
    March 20, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

    Thank you Rabbi Roger for your message. Your warmth and care are received so well. Shabbat Shalom on this Friday night.

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    • Roger Klein
      March 20, 2020 @ 3:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Marc. Also, for the pictures. I saw only two pictures … one of me lecturing and one of Sue and Richard Koletsky. Were there others? Stay well.
      Love,
      Roger

  59. Gertrude Mann
    March 20, 2020 @ 3:17 pm

    Thank you both for words of encouragement and to remind us of the strength of our ancestors. We are going to get through this with fortitude and patience. I am far from Temple in miles but feel the warmth of community through your messages.

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    • Roger Klein
      March 20, 2020 @ 3:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Gert, for your message. I hope that you are well and safe. We miss you and hope that we will all be back together soon.
      With love,
      Roger

  60. Cathy Mansfield
    March 20, 2020 @ 2:52 pm

    How lucky I feel to be a part of this warm and loving community. Thank you both for helping us all through these strange and challenging times! Shabbat Shalom!

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:12 pm

      Sending much love – thank you Cathy, Jonathan

  61. Marlene H Weinstein
    March 20, 2020 @ 2:08 pm

    Thank you Rabbi Klein and Rabbi Cohen for your beautiful words that offer comfort and encouragement and prayer.
    May you and your families be safe. Shabbat Shalom.

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:11 pm

      May we all remain safe and healthythrough this. All my best, Jonathan

  62. Leslye
    March 20, 2020 @ 1:28 pm

    Thank you for this message. I wish you and your family good health and peace and Shalom Bayit to all.
    Leslye Arian

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:10 pm

      Amen. Thank you! Jonathan

  63. Marc R Frisch
    March 20, 2020 @ 12:55 pm

    Thank you Rabbi Cohen for your words of support

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    • Jonathan Cohen
      March 22, 2020 @ 2:09 pm

      Thank you Marc and please take good care – we can be physically distant and remain in touch, My very best, Jonathan

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