Debbie Spencer has two jobs. She’s the Adath president and she’s a Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Institutional Trust division at U.S. Bank. Just as she doubles up on work, she also doubles her contributions to Adath through the U.S. Bank Employee Matching Gift Program.
My third Bar Mitzversary
by Joel Mintzer
An anniversary is a commemoration that occurs annually. Today, I am celebrating a Bar Mitzversary: an event that occurs only once every 13 years. This Shabbat is the third Bar Mitzversary of my original Bar Mitzvah in 1977. In other words, 39 years later.
Thirty nine years ago, like today, I gave a d’var torah, and read the maftir and haftorah. But back then, my d’var torah was written by my father. He was grateful to see the last of four children reach the milestone, and the speech thus referred to me as the caboose of the family.
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