A Welcoming Kiddush on Sept 10

Thank you to the outstanding help in preparing and cleaning up last Shabbat’s special kiddush honoring Rabbi Julie.

Led by Aileen Grossberg kudos go to food preparers Barbara Gollob, Beryl Hiller, Carol Katzman, Zen Lucey, and Lindsay Sag.

The clean up crew included Andy Ely, Rachel Kanter, and Rabbi Julie ably helped by our wonderful custodian Javier.

A special THANK YOU to Michael and Lindsey Sag, Andy Ely and Rachel Kanter, Matt  Purdy and Dale Russakoff for sponsoring this kiddush. Continue reading

Stop the Bleed

On Tuesday evening, four  active Shomrei members – all of whom are involved in volunteering at Shomrei – took part in disaster training called Stop the Bleed.

While this training on how to save lives by staunching the flow of blood is intended to be part of emergency training in case of an event at the synagogue, what we learned could be applied to a kitchen knife accident, a fall down the stairs or any situation where extensive bleeding occurs. Continue reading

Shomrei goes to the Theater–A Big Thank You to Lindsey Sag

On Sunday March 6th, twenty Shomrei people went off-Broadway to see a production of Prayer for the French Republic at the Manhattan  Theater Company.  Our congregant, Lindsey Sag, who is the General Manager of the theater suggested I organize a theater party.  I hesitated — it was still Covid after all — were we ready to head into Manhattan?  In fact we were!  Tickets sold out quickly, COVID is waning, and it was almost a Spring day. Continue reading

Meet the Sags

Sag family

Welcome to Shomrei!

Michael and Lindsey Sag moved to Montclair more than seven years ago, just before the arrival of their daughter, Jordan. They were drawn to Montclair and subsequently Shomrei by Lindsey’s brother, David Brooks and his family. In addition to Jordan, a second grader at the Charles H. Bullock school, they have a four year old son, Noah, who attends Park Street Academy. Lindsey and Michael are both theatre managers, who have worked on plays and musicals on Broadway, off-Broadway, in the Berkshires and all the way to China. In their spare time, they love to have dance parties in their living room.

We are delighted that Michael, Lindsay, Jordan, & Noah are now members of the Shomrei family!