Tov and Farewell to the Remer Family
This summer, Aaron and Tracey Remer make Aliya, to settle
in the environs of Netanya, taking with them their beautiful
children Michal, Dana, and Joseph. Although this sweet family
will be sorely missed in our community, we can hardly complain
given that they leave us for the best possible reason
to settle in the Homeland of the Jews, Eretz Yisrael.
Before leaving, Aaron and Tracey accepted the great compliment
paid to them by Hebrew Academy of being honoured at the Annual
Dinner, to take place in our Synagogue on June 4th, in an
effort to help the School in its fundraising for this school
year. In so doing, the Remers continued a long tradition of
support and involvement in Jewish Education initiated by Yehuda
Remer, Aarons father, of blessed memory.
Throughout the past year, Aaron served as Treasurer of our
Synagogue accepting the daunting task of bringing the Synagogues
finances into better order and control. In this capacity,
Aaron spent many hours, being ever ready to help and support
any committee or group within the Synagogue that might call
on him for assistance. He personally undertook to bring our
office into this century, as well as the next, with our updated,
networked computer system, a significant portion of which
was also donated by the Remer Group. This task alone involved
uncounted number of hours on Aarons part. Throughout
this period, Aarons sense of commitment t our Synagogue
was such that even when his business called him to
Israel or other countries he called us several times
a week, and remained in "faxual" or "internet"
contact with us frequently.
Parting with this family is a difficult process for us, but
we are sure that this is an au revoir, rather
than goodbye, a lehitraot rather than
shalom, and the establishment of a satellite membership
in Israel, rather than their loss from our Congregation.
Best wishes and good fortune to you in your move to Israel,
and please remember: You have many grateful friends in Montreal,
this place we call home.