On August 25, more than 60 members and friends of IJC came together from all corners of the globe to a small town near Antwerp to conclude the summer recess with Havdallah and a BBQ hosted by IJC’s President Steve Brummel (now in his 10th year!) and his wife Marion. While the weather was on the chilly side, both hosts and guests combined to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Rabbinical Intern Brian Doyle led the Havdallah service, which distinguished not only between Shabbat and the week to come, but also between the summer and the beginning of a new year of services and events at the IJC. Like the Havdallah candle, IJC’s multiple flames came together to celebrate and re-affirm their community spirit.