Judge Polster: I will definitely come back to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Dear Rabbi,

I am a federal judge in Cleveland Ohio, where I belong to two Conservative synagogues and am very active in Jewish community affairs, particularly in the area of Jewish education. I came to Chisinau/Kishinev for a week in mid-May with a colleague from Philadelphia to help train Moldovan judges, under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State.

I wanted to attend Shabbat services Friday, May 18, so I located Chabad, which was a short walk from my hotel. It is a wonderful feeling to walk into a synagogue anywhere in the world and feel at home, and that’s how I felt as soon as I arrived. I don’t speak Russian or Romanian, but I was able to converse a bit in Hebrew until the Rabbi arrived. I had no difficulty following the service in Hebrew. I kept thinking that my great-grandparents must have prayed in a synagogue much like this one before they emigrated to the United States in the late 1800’s. There were many people in attendance, and I was gratified to see a number of young people. Some spoke English, which made communicating easier.

I stayed afterward for a short time to have a little dinner, even though I had eaten earlier in the evening while my colleague and I debriefed our week in Moldova, because I so enjoyed the company. There was a very special spirit that evening. I plan to return to Moldova for additional training sessions with the judges, and I will definitely come back to Chabad for Shabbat services.

Dan Aaron Polster

 

Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio talks to an Anti-Defamation League group Feb. 8. CJN Photo / Amanda Koehn

Judge Dan Aaron Polster of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio talks to an Anti-Defamation League group Feb. 8.
CJN Photo / Amanda Koehn

  • הזמנת אוכל כשר
    Kosher Food Online order
    Kosher Moldova

  • News and Events

    Ambassador of France to Moldova, Mr. M. Pascal Le Denff, a guest of the Jewish Community

    Mr. M. Pascal Le Denff, a guest of the Jewish Community The Ambassador of France to Moldova, Mr. M. Pascal Le Denff, visited our synagogue. Mr. Ambassador met the Chief Rabbi...

    Read More ...

    I know Reb Zalman z”l would be very pleased with how his legacy continues

    Dear Zushe, It has been many, many years since we’ve been communicating, so many I’ve lost track how long it’s been. But always CENTRAL to our acquaintance has been...

    Read More ...
    Истоки Жизни

    Истоки Жизни июль | Август (15-16) — 2018 Таммуз | Ав – 5778

    Istoky July – August 2018 This newspaper was printed In memory of Mrs. Bela Bas Reb Moshe Spector, a”h. Passed away 10th of Menachem Av 5778. Газета издана...

    Read More ...
  • Предоставляется возможность опубликовать в газете даты  Йорцайтов Ваших родственников и их имена

    Link

    Вы можете опубликовать в нашей газеты истории и воспоминания из Вашей жизни и жизни Вашей семьи а также фотографии

    Link

    Subscribe to “Истоки Жизни” Magazine

    Link