Greenwich's Temple Sholom Hosts Father, Son Rabbis

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Greenwich's Temple Sholom will welcome the return of Rabbinic Intern Rabbi Erez Sherman and his father author Rabbi Charles Sherman on Friday, May 16 for a weekend of activities.
Greenwich's Temple Sholom will welcome the return of Rabbinic Intern Rabbi Erez Sherman and his father author Rabbi Charles Sherman on Friday, May 16 for a weekend of activities. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich's Temple Sholom will welcome the return of Rabbinic Intern Erez Sherman and his father, author Rabbi Charles Sherman, for a series of activities. 

The activities will include Musical Shabbat Services, Shabbat Dinner, Torah Study and a discussion about their family memoir, “The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak.”

"Many members of the Greenwich community will remember Rabbi Erez Sherman as Temple Sholom’s Rabbinic Intern who relocated five years ago to Los Angeles, California," said a press release. "This spring he returns with his father and author, Rabbi Charles Sherman as part of Temple Sholom’s on-going Scholar-in-Residence series to discuss, 'The Broken and the Whole: Discovering Joy after Heartbreak,' a story that chronicles the journey of Sherman’s eldest son, Eyal who suffered a brain-stem stroke at age 4, leaving him a quadriplegic and vent dependent. Today, Eyal is an accomplished artist and a source of strength and hope for the family."

The elder Sherman hopes that the story will provide a source of strength for others.

“Some years ago, I began talking publicly about our family story. I was somewhat surprised when people would come up to me afterward and say they related to my journey," he said. "And it wasn’t just people who had a sick or disabled child. It seems, that for all of us, at some point, something unexpected, unwanted comes into our lives.”

The weekend events start with musical Shabbat Services at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Temple Sholom located at 300 E. Putnam Ave. in Greenwich. Following the service there will be a Shabbat dinner and discussion on “The Broken and the Whole” led by the author Rabbi Charles Sherman. Registration for the Shabbat dinner and discussion is required and there is a suggested donation of $18 which can be paid at the door.

To register for the Shabbat dinner and discussion or for more information about these events, residents can contact Alice Schoen at Alice.schoen@templesholom.com or 203-542-7165.

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