Bais Abraham plans farewell event for Shafner family

Bais Abraham will pay tribute to Rabbi Hyim Shafner and Sarah Winkelman and their family at a July 23 event. 

Bais Abraham welcomes the community to bid farewell to the Shafner family before they depart for Washington, D.C.  Rabbi Hyim Shafner has served the congregation since 2004. He has accepted a position as senior rabbi of Kesher Israel, a Washington synagogue. Shafner’s wife, Sara Winkelman, heads Nishmah, a program of the Jewish Community Center.

The farewell event takes place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, July 23 at Bais Abraham, 6910 Delmar Blvd.  For more information about the event, visit There is no cost to attend but RSVPs are appreciated. Donations in honor of the Shafner family can also be made on the event page.