Congregation Beth Aaron to honor locals
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Congregation Beth Aaron to honor locals

Cathy and Dr. Steve Schuss
Cathy and Dr. Steve Schuss

On Sunday, February 12, Congregation Beth Aaron in Teaneck will honor Cathy and Dr. Steve Schuss, Debby and David Sheffey, and Avi Cooper at its annual dinner, which will be held at Congregation Keter Torah at 5 p.m.

Both Steve and Cathy Schuss have served on the Beth Aaron board. Steve, who practices pediatrics in Teaneck, also has been a member of the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey board of education, and Cathy has volunteered on the shul’s chevra kadisha, which makes sure that bodies are prepared for burial according to Jewish tradition. The Schusses will be honored for their involvement, continued good deeds, and friendship.

David and Debby Sheffey
David and Debby Sheffey

David and Debby Sheffey, the Shelly Leffel Service awardees, are known for the warmth with which they welcome new families to the community. Debby also prepares meals for new moms and for those who need a helping hand. David attends the weekly hashkama minyan (early service) on Shabbat and leads the High Holy Days hashkama minyan. As head of the shul’s Judaic enrichment programming for five years, he brought it many speakers, scholars-in-residence, and educational opportunities. Debby is treasurer of the youth department and has served on the sisterhood board. David works in the energy industry and Debby is an accountant. In addition to volunteering at Beth Aaron, David gives his time to Tomchei Shabbos and Debby to the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey.

Avi Cooper
Avi Cooper

Avi Cooper will receive the Inaugural Eitan Shapiro Teen Youth award. His involvement with Beth Aaron goes back to his participation in Parent-Child Learning on Saturday nights. He was a charter member of the Beth Aaron Boys’ Choir, performing at synagogue events and in local nursing homes. He learned to lead services at Beth Aaron, beginning with his participation in the junior minyan, which he attended until sixth grade. In the past five years, he regularly has led services and read from the weekly Torah portion at the youth minyan.

The dinner will feature a digital journal. Ads can be submitted online at bethaaron.org/dinner; that is also the URL for dinner reservations. For more information, call (201) 836-6210 or email office@bethaaron.org.

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