Rabbi Edward Maline, President, Pastor Thomas McCulley, Pastor Kevin Koenig, Reverend Kyle Bennett, Father Tim Naven, Soloist Hari Jacobsen; soloist and guitarist Craig Greusel and organist Lorna Curtis.
Kudos and thanks to all of you for arranging, leading and participating in the celebration of a historic Thanksgiving and Hanukkah held at the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island, Nov. 27. The presentations by the clergy were informative, inspirational and carefully researched and effectively delivered. It was exciting to see the blazing of the lighted candles on the Menorah commemorating the rededication of the temple. Singing of the traditional Thanksgiving hymns, “We Gather Together” and “Come Ye Thankful People,” by the audience as well as the organist’s prelude and postlude, “Now Thank We All Our God, by J.S. Bach began and concluded an uplifting ecumenical evening. It was a delight to be introduced to the song, “Light One Candle” sung by soloist, Hari Jacobsen. “Give Me Your Tired Your Poor,” sung by Craig Greusel, with wonderful accompaniment by Lorna Curtis was beautiful and exhilarating. Delicious refreshments served following the service provided an opportunity for guests to mingle, reflect upon and share this unique evening.
My husband and I, along with our friends who attended were blessed beyond expectation. We are grateful that you gave the audience an opportunity with the free will offering to contribute to the victims of the Philippine disaster. We look forward to upcoming events which the association plans to present.