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    Posted September 9, 2012 by
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    Herb Shook, Susan Weinman Honored By Connecticut, Temple Beth Hillel


    The State of Connecticut and Temple Beth Hillel of South Windsor, CT will be hosting a luncheon on Sunday September 9th for the Temple Beth Hillel Religious School Scholarship Endowment Fund.


    Sue Weinman is being honored for her dedication and outstanding service as the religious school principal of Temple Beth Hillel. She has been responsible for this position for over 13 years.


    Ms. Weinman grew up in Brooklyn, New York and moved to CT with her husband, Jeffrey after graduating from Albany State University in New York.


    Susan, who holds a Master of Science Degree in Education (grades K-12) from Central Connecticut State University, began her professional teaching career as a high school business teacher at Platt High School in Meriden, CT. Sue and Jeff have two children, Kevin and Steven.


    Susan strongly believes in life-long studies as a benefit of self-growth, and has continued her own Judaic studies through courses and workshops taught at University of Hartford, the Commission on Jewish Education, on-line and workshops provided throughout the years in Connecticut and Massachusetts.


    In 2004, Weinman was chosen to be a member of the National Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education’s Strategic Planning Task Force. For 2004-2005, she was selected as a member of the Leadership and Governance sub-committee.


    Sue is a founding and active member of Temple Beth Hillel’s strategic planning committee for La’atid – a five year ‘program of change’ facilitated by the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation. In addition, she received the Lion Of Judah Award from The Jewish National Fund, professional development awards from the Commission on Jewish Education.


    Herb Shook, who was born in Hartford, CT is also being honored. Mr. Shook, 85, has tutored many children in their studies to become a Bar and Bat Mitzvah for over 25 years.


    An engineer by trade who served at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft from 1950 to 1983, Herb secured his degree in engineering from the University of Oklahoma.


    Shook has been a member of Temple Beth Hillel since 1973 and has served as Temple President twice, been on the Board of Trustees for 12 years, served on the Religious Practices Committee for 13 years and has been serving as a Jewish educational tutor and mentor to hundreds of children and adults.


    Herb has also volunteered his service to the Human Rights Committee of the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services, Region 3 and has acted as the Secretary on the Board of Directors of New Seasons, Inc. of Manchester, Ct. - an agency dedicated to the caring of mentally and physically challenged adults.


    Rabbi Jeffrey Glickman of Temple Beth Hillel stated: "They have given of themselves for over two decades, each. A little of their love is carried in hundreds of their students".


    Temple Beth Hillel of South Windsor, CT is a Reform congregation seeking to foster a sense of Judaism fully in touch with the modern world, yet maintaining a sensitivity to tradition. The warmth, meaningfulness, and personal nature of our services are a source of pride to our Temple family. Temple Beth Hillel welcomes anyone interested in participating in Temple Beth Hillel.

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