Members of Skokie’s long-standing Temple Judea Mizpah recently said goodbye to their home of more than 60 years to join with a leading Reform synagogue in Evanston.
This new chapter for members was marked by their walk Sept. 30 from Skokie to Evanston with the synagogue’s Torahs in hand. They were greeted across the border by members of their new synagogue, Beth Emet, the Free Synagogue, who finished the walk with them.
“The day was wonderful,” said Helayne Levin, president of Temple Judea Mizpah. “There were about 40 members from Temple Judea Mizpah, the youngest 11 and the oldest in his middle 70s, our rabbi, administrator and cantorial soloist included.”
Along the way, Levin said, a van stopped and the driver hopped out. An observant Jew, he was “ecstatic” to see members carrying the Torahs and came over to kiss each one, she said.
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