Rabbi Rick Schechter will be officially installed as Temple Sinai of Glendale's religious leader on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the temple, 1212 N. Pacific Ave., Glendale.
Rabbi Schechter began his tenure at Temple Sinai this August, after serving for four years at Congregation Beth Knesset Bamidbar in Lancaster, and, prior to that, at Temple Shalom in Dallas, Texas.
Rabbi Schechter has established himself within the community in these last few months, having led the congregation through its High Holy Day worship for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. He also leads students in religious services for Temple Sinai's Sunday Religious School and twice-weekly Hebrew School. Rabbi Schechter's Adult Education series on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism drew record attendance, and he was a featured speaker at La Cañada's September 11th Remembrance. The Temple Sinai congregation and the Foothill Community have thoroughly welcomed Rabbi Schechter, and look forward to his knowledgeable and compassionate leadership in the future.