Shalom Rav

Please join our Temple Beth Sholom family as we wish Shalom Rav to both Rabbi Gary Glickstein and his wife Joanie Glickstein. It is with great honor that we celebrate his 33 years of service to Temple Beth Sholom (TBS). Rabbi Glickstein will be retiring in June of 2018 and we will honor Rabbi and Joanie with a variety of celebrations to commemorate their contributions and legacy to our vibrant community. Below is a menu of events that offer many opportunities for you to participate in saying Shalom Rav and expressing gratitude to the Glicksteins. Please stay tuned for more details in the coming months. In the meantime, mark your calendars and save these dates. We hope to see you there!


2018 Menu of Events

February 3, 2018 | DINNER Celebration

The Shalom Rav Dinner at Temple Beth Sholom honoring the Glicksteins will be a fun filled evening of memories and a celebration of their legacy.  We invite congregants, community leaders, colleagues, and the Glickstein’s friend and family to share in this special evening. How do we adequately express the appreciation to these incredible leaders of our community for all they have done for us as individuals and for this institution. They have led this congregation through good times and not so great times.  They have helped us grow spiritually, individually, and congregationally, witnessing many of our milestones, our comings and goings. We came up with blueprint that offers several opportunities to say goodbye.

March 4, 2018 | Rabbi Glickstein Off Broadway

Join us as Rabbi performs some of his favorite Broadway melodies with some special guests in Act 1 of the evening.  Rabbi’s passion for theater will come alive for this special Sunday night show.  In Act 2, some of our most talented congregants (and maybe even some less talented) will pay tribute to the Glicksteins with some of Broadway’s best tunes.  This will be an evening to remember and a special way to show our appreciation for a special couple.

April 15, 2018 | Rosh Chodesh Brunch Honoring Joanie Glickstein

Rabbi Glickstein recently wrote in his Elu section of Hakol, “I am the rabbi I am because of the mensch who is my wife, Joanie.  Even more, I am the person I am because she agreed to be my love and life partner.”  In April, we will have an event focusing on Joanie.  It will be a Rosh Chodesh Brunch, for men and women, totally focused on Joanie.  This event will be filled with warmth and love just like Joanie.

May 11-12, 2018 | Retirement Shabbat

We will honor the Glicksteins in prayer and song and include some friends and colleagues to help in the celebration. We begin with a pre-neg, a Friday night Shabbat Service, a Shabbat dinner, followed the next morning by Shabbaton, and a Kiddush Lunch.