Mazel Tov to the English Family

Howard English and his extended family are regular visitors to Villa Rimona. Last time they visited they were celebrating a grandson’s Bar Mitzvah with a family tour in Israel. Here’s a 1 min video of them.

Rabbi Rafi LipnerThis past weekend Howard and family celebrated again as their son-in-law, Rabbi Rafi Lipner spent his first Shabbat as new Senior Rabbi of Shaarei Tefillah Congregation in Toronto. Mazel Tov!

I grew up spending the High Holydays at Shaarei Tefillah. In fact I was there with my little shovel at the ground-breaking of the main sanctuary where Reb Rafi spoke this past Shabbos.

Here’s an old pic of me and my family outside Shaarei Tefilla at my cousin’s Bar Mitzvah circa 1960. (I’m the little guy on the right. Check out the chevy on the left)

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