From left: Rev. Heidi Eickstadt, Rabbi Amy R. Perlin, D.D., Rev. Thomas Bailey, Rev. Meredith Lovell Keseley, Rabbi Laura Rappaport, D.D.
Photo by Frank Kohn Photography
For the 31st consecutive year, Temple B’nai Shalom, Fairfax Station, and The Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, Burke, held a joint worship service on Thanksgiving Eve. This year’s standing-room-only service at Abiding Presence was even more special since Senior Rabbi, Amy R. Perlin, D.D., was on the pulpit for her final Thanksgiving Eve sermon. Rabbi Perlin has announced her retirement from Temple B’nai Shalom effective July 1, 2018. Abiding Presence honored Rabbi Perlin by naming her their very own “Rabbi Emirita,” gifting her with a tapestry, and contributing to Lorton Community Action Center enough money to buy 4,000 pounds of food for those in need in our area.