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Recollections of Dr. Bella Hass Weinberg

When my daughter and son-in-law were engaged, I suggested that they consider Lincoln Square Synagogue as a wedding hall. I recall a pleasant planning meeting with then-Executive Director Joe Blank and Cantor Sherwood Goffin. They found the velvet canopy for the Chuppah and showed us the dramatic entrance for the bride at the top of the stairs in the shul. The subsequent meeting with the caterer, Ira, was also very pleasant and informative.

Everything went beautifully on the day of the wedding, August 6, 2006. Since my daughter, Kira, is of Ashkenazi heritage while her husband, Ronen Halevy, is of Yemenite-Moroccan heritage, the music and dancing represented both cultures. Avraham Pengas was the bandleader. Since Kira is an only child, we danced the Mezhinka, while Ronen's mother led a henna ceremony with colorful costumes and wild dancing. The dance floor in the LSS ballroom was spacious enough for all the guests to participate. Everyone had a blast!

Wed, November 29 2023 16 Kislev 5784