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WHEREAS it is the intention of the Mayor and Council of Cherry Hill Township to focus attention on noteworthy occasions and individuals; and
WHEREAS tonight, Temple Beth Sholom honors Rabbi Steven Lindemann, who has served as our spiritual leader, our teacher, our counselor, and our friend for the last 22 years; and
WHEREAS a native of Easton, Pennsylvania, Rabbi Lindemann entered Rabbinical School at the University of Judaism in September 1975, and completed his ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1980; and
WHEREAS Rabbi Lindemann came to Temple Beth Sholom as Senior Rabbi in 1992, and in the years since, he has created various new programs, helped to raise funds to build the Green Center and renovate our Sanctuary, and served in various religious leadership roles across the Philadelphia region; and
WHEREAS the members of TBS are blessed to have a spiritual leader who is the consummate teacher; who gives of himself selflessly and tirelessly; who is with us in times of happiness, and in our times of greatest need; and who enlightens and connects with us using an unparalleled intellect and a remarkable sense of humor; and
WHEREAS it would be impossible to fully encapsulate Rabbi Lindemann’s contributions to TBS in the last 22 years, but we are grateful to have him in our midst, we are thankful for his service, and we hope to continue under his leadership for many years to come.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHUCK CAHN, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, State of New Jersey, do hereby wish to honor, celebrate and thank
Rabbi Steven C. Lindemann
for 22 years of dedicated service to Temple Beth Sholom, and do urge all citizens to join with me and the members of Township Council in thanking Rabbi Lindemann and his family for their work to support TBS and the entire Cherry Hill community for more than two decades.
____________________________Chuck CahnMayorMay 18, 2014