Jeffrey C. Brown will be installed as Rabbi of Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El at Shabbat and Chanukah services, to be held on Friday, December 14. The community is invited to join in this celebration at 7:30 p.m. in the Synagogue’s sanctuary at 2 Ogden Road in Scarsdale.
On this special night, which coincides with the seventh night of Chanukah, the eight-day Festival of Lights, Rabbi Brown will officially become the Reform Jewish congregation's third senior Rabbi since it was founded over 50 years ago. Rabbi Brown came to the Synagogue in July to succeed Rabbi Stephen A. Klein, who served as the congregation’s Senior Rabbi since 1982 and continues his affiliation as Rabbi Emeritus.
The installation ceremony will be conducted by Rabbi David Ellenson, President of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Joining Rabbi Ellenson will be David Frank, Senior Rabbi of Temple Solel in the San Diego area community of Cardiff, CA. Rabbi Brown served as Associate Rabbi of Temple Solel for more than seven years prior to assuming the Scarsdale Synagogue pulpit.
Along with Rabbi Emeritus Klein and the congregation’s Cantor, Chanin Becker, other participants in the installation ceremony will be Rabbi Lisa Goldstein, Executive Director of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, and Cantor Leigh Korn of Temple Isaiah in Lafayette, California. A reception will follow the installation ceremony and service.
About Scarsdale Synagogue
Scarsdale Synagogue Temples Tremont and Emanu-El is a Reform Jewish congregation committed to building a covenant community of shared lives and real relationships. Founded in 1961, the Synagogue was joined by the memberships of Tremont Temple of the Bronx in 1976 and Temple Emanu-El of Southern Westchester in 2008.