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Just a note to thank you for allowing your weekly and holiday services to
be on the Internet. We live far from the nearest synagogue, and because of
your broadcast my daughter (12) and I have been able to listen to services
each week.
Especially, since I have be incapacitated the last four weeks, I was able
hear the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper services. It also is good in the
winter when the weather is bad.

I cannot express how grateful we are for your thoughtfulness.

Richard B.
(Toledo, Ohio)
September 26, 2010


Thank you so much for bringing a beautiful Yom Kippur service to my corner
of Connecticut. I am not affiliated with a synagogue at present but did
grow up with Chaim Stern at Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, NY. As I listen
right now, the memory of those years growing up are strong indeed (even
though we stopped using the Union Prayer Book when Chaim penned his.)

Your music is stunning -- my mom used to be the choir chair -- and I have
felt so connected to the Jewish community today. Thank you for

S. Broudy
September 18, 2010


Thank you so much for providing all of us with the opportunity to view your
photos and to learn about your extraordinary experiences during your Family
Mission to Israel.

The journal was so well done that my husband and I feel as if we have
walked the part along with you! The photographs were superb; so many drew
gasps from us, but the one most precious is the photos of all in front of
the Wall.

Thank you, again, for sharing your adventure with us!

Warmest regards,
Jan and Richard Schwartz

(Editor's Note: The online Israel journal can be found under
"Community":"Family Trip to Israel.")
January 8, 2010


Just wanted to send my thank you for this online connection with the
Temple. Since I live up in Brant Lake, N.Y., it helps us to feel more
connected. I also am enjoying the educational benefits of this online

Thank you, again.
M. Himoff
January 8, 2010


When I can't make it home in time for Sabbath services at 6 PM, I try to
get in the Sabbath mood by listening to the broadcast of [your] Friday
evening service on WQXR that I access between 5:30 PM and 6 PM via AOL

I love the beautiful music of your service, but tonight's arrangement of
STEINBERG's "Shalom Rav" was magnificent. It brought tears to my eyes -- it
was so deeply moving and beautifully performed. This genre of liturgical
music is endangered, and future generations need to know how this music is
supposed to sound.

Again, thank you for making my Sabbath meaningful and for sharing your
wonderful voice with Jews all over the world.

Mark Neuman
November 20, 2009


In 1952, a young man attending the University of Florida was drafted. After
basic training, he was sent to Ft. Monmouth, NJ, and soon heard of a great
USO in NY where you could have a wonderful time and meet lovely young
ladies. As soon as he could, he found the USO and learned that the rumors
about it were absolutely true.

On his second visit, he met a pretty young lady, and after a number of
dates, they became engaged. In 1953 they were married. From that union came
a daughter and a son who have one and three children respectively.

Doris and I have now been married for 55 years. That marriage and our
children and grandchildren are directly due to the generosity and
hospitality of the Temple congregation. The USO they sponsored during the
Korean conflict was a major factor in the lives of those below.

The eight of us wanted to say "thank you" to those to whom we owe so much.

Most sincerely,
James Murray
Doris Murray
Donna Murray Grainger
James E. Murray
Grame Grainger
James E. Murray Jr.
Lauren Murray
Bryce Murray
May 30, 2009


I listen to the broadcasts on WQXR and every time, I am delighted by the
incredibly beautiful music. I am not Jewish and don't exactly know what I'm
listening to, but I can hear the love, and I truly enjoy the talent and

Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate your wonderful work.

Most sincerely,
D. Cavassa
May 8, 2009


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