Temple Beth Orr Holds Send-Off for College Bound Students

From Left: Michelle Sokoloff, Nikki Marsh, Eric Friedman, Michael Cohen, Carli Librizzi, Rabbi Mark Gross, Jacob Bendetowies, Matthew Cotler, Ryan Milrad, Bailee Glickman, Jeremy Tromer, Dana Molk

From Left: Michelle Sokoloff, Nikki Marsh, Eric Friedman, Michael Cohen, Carli Librizzi, Rabbi Mark Gross, Jacob Bendetowies, Matthew Cotler, Ryan Milrad, Bailee Glickman, Jeremy Tromer, Dana Molk

By: Sharon Aron Baron

Temple Beth Orr’s Sisterhood College Connection Committee recently sponsored a special ceremony honoring its high school seniors and their families where Rabbi Mark Gross led a short Havdalah service concluding with the passing of the Torah from each parent to their child.

Kevin and Allison Tromer (co-chair of the committee) present the Torah to their son Jeremy Tromer

Kevin and Allison Tromer (co-chair of the committee) present the Torah to their son Jeremy Tromer

As each family held the Torah, parents had the opportunity to share their thoughts with their children, many who will be heading off to either the University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, Indiana State University, Florida State University or Florida Atlantic University, to name a few.

The ceremony concluded with a brief and informative workshop on topics ranging from Hillel to Birthright trips.  

“The College Connection Committee strives to keep our students connected to their Jewish roots and their Temple. We keep the connection alive with emails and holiday care packages,” said Allison Tromer, co-chair of the committee.

 The College Connection also provides holiday gifts for JAFCO (Jewish adoption and foster care options) college students. 

Temple Beth Orr is located in Coral Springs at 2151 Riverside Drive (southwest corner of Riverside Dr. & Royal Palm Blvd.)

For more information on Temple Beth Orr or the College Connection, please contact the Temple at 954-753-3232.

About Sharon Aron Baron

Sharon Aron Baron Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Coral Springs Talk. CST was created in 2012 to provide News, Views and Entertainment for the residents of Coral Springs, Parkland and the rest of South Florida.

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