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.
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.